Picture Book Biographies of People Who Lived During 1650-1800

The time period of 1650-1800 is commonly studied in many history rotations for U.S. homeschoolers as it covers both the American Revolution and Colonial America.  We've selected a few picture book biographies that we think make excellent supplements to a historical study of this time period.

Since picture books can be read in one or two sittings, they provide a greater opportunity to introduce a variety of people, some of whom may not show up in historical overview books, including people from locations around the world. 

Howard Pyle Bunker Hill
Bunker Hill by Howard Pyle

A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
Becoming Bach
Benjamin Franklin
The Boy Drummer of Vincennes
Dear Benjamin Banneker
The Escape of Oney Judge: Martha Washington's Slave Finds Freedom
The Flower Hunter: William Bartram, America's First Naturalist
From a Small Seed: The Story of Eliza Hamilton
George: George Washington, Our Founding Father
Grass Sandals
Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot
Mumbet's Declaration of Independence
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen
Peter the Great
Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian
They Called Her Molly Pitcher
Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything
Up and Away! How Two Brothers Invented the Hot-Air Balloon
Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Write On, Mercy! The Secret Life of Mercy Otis Warren


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Picture Book Biographies of People Who Lived During 1650-1800