Home-schooling mom here! I teach history through literature, these books are amazing. When you read a book about an event and it is written by someone who was there, from their perspective, the journey is amazing. I especially love reading Asian history books. I enjoy sharing these books with my children.Sometimes I feel like the only person I know who finds reading history fascinating. It’s so full of amazing-yet-true stories of people driven to the edge and how they reacted to it. I keep telling friends that a good history book (as opposed to some of those textbooks in school that are all lists and dates) does everything a good novel does–it grips you with real characters doing amazing things.Am I REALLY the only person who feels this way? When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL.