Book Readings

Join ACWM Staff as we read our favorite stories from Civil War history!

ACWM Staff Reading a Children's book

Mary Wears What She Wants + Activity

Our Youth Program’s Manager, Joseph, reads Mary Wears What She Wants, inspired by the true story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. Dr. Walker broke social norms by wearing what made her feel her best. What are your favorite outfits that make you feel brave? Share with us your favorite outfits and how they inspire you at [email protected]


Before She Was Harriet + Activity

Our Youth Program’s Join our Youth Programs Manager, Joseph as he reads Before She was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome. Take a journey into Harriet’s past to how she became to be the hero we know today!

Now it’s your turn to be a historian. Talk to an older person in your life and ask them about their journey to who they are today! Make a record of it by either writing it down in a journal, make a video or make it into a comic strip! We’d love to see what you’ve come up with, share your activity by sending a copy to [email protected]


All Different Now + Activity

Join our Youth Programs Manager, Joseph as he reads “All Different Now” by Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South.

How do you plan when things might be different? What are the things you consider? We’d love to see what you’ve come up with, whether you write it down or draw a picture, share your activity by sending a copy to edu[email protected]