“Discovering Family Connections to History through Genealogy”

Ms. Johansson asks her class of fifth graders,Who Are We? Her perplexed students soon discover the lesson she wants them to learn. While studying the founding of their country, they are challenged to understand the melting pot that makes up the American people—both past and present.

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Finding Family Treasure is a juvenile fiction book appropriate for young readers ages 8-12. When a fifth grade class explores their family histories, they learn about the melting pot that is America. As the students research their ancestry, they also learn about events in history in which some of their relatives participated or experienced.

Complex issues such as diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism, immigration, slavery, and antisemitism are discussed in an age-appropriate manner. Like classrooms today, the members of this class reflect a variety of racial and ethnic origins. As students discover similarities in their different cultures, they learn they are more alike than they are different.

Price: $10.99
ISBN: 978-1-7373371-0-2 (Paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-7373371-1-9 (E-book)

140 pages

Melting Pot Press, LLC

Ingram, Follett


The Authors of Finding Family Treasure

K. I. Knight

Jane R. Wood

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What Readers Say…

 “An engaging and delightful book for children … perfect for a young audience.”

— Brian Sheffey, Genealogy Adventures host and professional genealogist.

“Finding Family Treasure is a wonderful book, not only for the target audience of fourth through sixth graders but for anyone. I highly recommend this book both to parents and to children.”

— Readers’ Favorite Review, by Joe Wisinski

“For young readers, the authors have done a wonderful job of showing how to embrace our differences and become more inclusive.”

— Tara Alemany, author and former homeschooling mom

“When young people discover their own ancestral history, it instills in them a new respect and pride in our shared American heritage.”

— StacyMae Webb, genetic genealogist

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