Thank you for purchasing our November Family Reading
– The Gilded Age!

As stated in the enclosed booklet, the following page contains all of the extras that you could use to further enhance the experience of going through this month’s offering. You will find a PDF of activity printables, helpful links of other related topics, movies or documentaries you could watch, or additional books to purchase or borrow from the library.

Happy Reading!

Gilded Age Sub Box Printables


Helpful Links:

The Elms in Newport, RI – This page has information about the house

Digital History: The Gilded Age – This page is full of great historical info – perfect for teens or for you reading information and narrating it back to your child. I especially like the images section, filled with art and photographs from the time period.

The Great Chicago Fire – This website is all about the Great Chicago Fire (which is mentioned in Fiona’s Lace)

How Nellie Bly Went Undercover to Expose the Abuse of the Mentally Ill – You might enjoy learning more about the journalist and story that so inspired Jo Montfort in These Shallow Graves.

Mary Cassatt – This site has Cassatt’s complete works available to browse. This is a great opportunity to do an artist study! You can read a biography about her here: Mary Cassatt Biography

In the Style of Mary Cassatt – Try out this art project while learning about Mary Cassatt and her art style.


Additional Books to Read:

Younger Readers:

Wonder Horse: The True Story of the World’s Smartest Horse
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote
A Boy Named FDR: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Grew Up to Change America
To the Big Top

Middle Grade:

City of Orphans
Brooklyn Bridge
A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Young Adult/Adult:

The Year We Were Famous
The Last Days of Night (scheduled in Level 11)
The Luxe 
Bowery Girl 
The House of Mirth

Family Friendly Movies:

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday 
Newsies (PG)
The Age of Innocence (PG – contains romance)
The Men Who Built America (documentary series)

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