Podcast Mini Episode 44: Historical Fiction & History Nonfiction with Jayda Justus (@thehistorymom)

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In Mini Episode 44, Jayda Justus (@thehistorymom) shares historical fiction and nonfiction history books paired with historical sites.

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  • Recent books about women’s roles in past wars.
  • Jayda’s and my Enneagram numbers.
  • Jayda’s 2020 reading goal of reading 85% historical fiction or nonfiction.
  • One of the rare books Jayda DNF’d.

Jayda’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She DIDN’T Love

One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Jayda

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Jayda Justus is a writer and blogger at “The History Mom,” where she reviews historical sites and experiences for families. These reviews provide helpful tips and reading lists to enhance visits for families and encourage parents to make historical sightseeing part of their vacations. She is originally from the historical town of Kings Mountain, NC, and lives in Richmond, VA. Previously, Jayda worked as Legislative Director for Rep. Sue Myrick on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and majored in History and Political Science at Furman University. Her blog can be found at https://thehistorymom.com. She was recently featured on NBC 12’s RVA Parenting and was a panelist at the 1455 Summer Literary Festival.

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