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10 Books for Kids and Teens
That Love Hamilton

by Dena McMurdie

Background image: Hamilton Official Broadway Poster

Hamilton is one of my all-time favorite musicals. Besides having an incredible soundtrack, the story is utterly captivating. With politics, romance, blackmail, betrayal, and patriotism, it’s no wonder the musical adaptation of Alexander Hamilton’s life is such a big hit.

The Broadway musical is centered on the American Revolution, but it’s about so much more than that. It’s about a young man who wanted freedom for himself and his country, and used his writing abilities to help that cause. The story explores the timeless themes of passion and power, love and liberty, and rivalry and revolution.

If you and your kids love the musical, and are looking forward to watching it on Disney+ when it starts streaming on July 3, here are several books for children and teens to read.

  • For Middle Grade Readers:

  • Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

    by Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso, illustrated by Dede Putra

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    My kids love the Who Was? series. These books are easy to read and are jam-packed with information, facts, and stories. In this book, readers learn about Hamilton, from his birth in the British West Indies to law school and becoming the chief aide to General Washington. Later, he goes on to become the very first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and helps create the monetary system we still use today. Kids looking for a fact-filled and highly readable biography of Alexander Hamilton will find it in this book.
    (Ages 8 – 12)

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  • Alexander Hamilton: Little Lion (Treasure Chest #2)

    by Ann Hood, illustrated by Denis Zilber

    Time travel, priceless family artifacts, and history combine in this fast-paced adventure novel. This is the second book in a series about two children who travel to different time periods with the help of a mysterious treasure chest. In this book, they find themselves following a young Alexander Hamilton as he sails from St. Croix to America in 1772.
    (Ages 8 – 12)

  • Alexander Hamilton: The Outsider

    by Jean Fritz

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    This is another informative nonfiction book about Alexander Hamilton for kids. Filled with stories and facts about the Founding Father, this book takes readers through Hamilton’s most influential years. Even though he was an immigrant and an outsider, Hamilton’s charisma and unique skill set made him successful in America.
    (Ages 8 – 12)

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