Friday Fast Picks: Alexander Hamil-FUN!

Excited to see Hamilton?  Here are a bunch of books to enjoy while you are immersed in the Hamilton experience.

Lin-Manuel Miranda: Composer, Actor, and Creator of Hamilton by Kathryn Harrison
Born in New York City to Puerto Rican immigrant parents, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s creativity was influenced by the vibrant city. He began writing his first musical while he was in college and has since gone on to win a Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, an Emmy, three Tonys, and many other accolades. He is possibly the best-known name in modern theater.

Gmorning, Gnight: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda
The creator and star of “Hamilton” presents an illustrated book of affirmations to provide inspiration at the beginning and end of each day.

Love is Love is Love is Love edited by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Exploring the different meanings of love to each of us, this inspiring book is filled with quotes from Johnny Cash to Mindy Kaling, all of whom speak about what love is and means to them.

The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr by Judith St. George
This audiobook examines the curiously parallel likes of A. Ham and Burr, from being orphaned at an early age to working under General Washington, to their forays into politics with ended with the infamous duel.

Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield
The America that Alexander Hamilton knew was largely agricultural and built on slave labor. In contrast, he envisioned something different: along with agriculture and small towns, he imagined a multiracial, urbanized, capitalistic America with a strong central government.

Alex and Eliza by Melissa De la Cruz
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times  bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
You’ll want to put the sequel Love & War on hold, too!

Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship by Laura Elliott
In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Peggy Schuyler finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family. Among those friends, she develops a relationship with Alexander Hamilton, who becomes romantically involved with her sister, Eliza.