Kids at home? Free books filled with puzzles and coloring pages make Dayton history fun

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Two Dayton history books filled with puzzles, quizzes and pictures to color are available for free.

With students at home doing remote learning due to the coronavirus, the Dayton Woman’s Club partnered with Children’s Historical Publishing to make “Empowered Women, History of Dayton Women and the Woman’s Club” a free download.

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The book, co-authored by Mollie Hauser, the club historian, is an introduction to “the not-so-quiet women who chose to step up and lead” and helped create the Miami Valley community.

Electra C. Doren, who helped build Dayton’s library system, Julia Shaw Carnell, the benefactor for the Dayton Art Institute’s building, and Marie J. Kumler, the first president of the Dayton Federation of Women’s Clubs, are among the notable biographies.

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The book is filled with essay questions, a word search and photographs of how women influenced fashion from 1916 to today.

“Awesome Americans: Charles F. Kettering” is also available to download.

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The book, filled with illustrations to color, details the life of Kettering, a prolific inventor credited with the electric automobile self-starter and the founder of the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, known as Delco.

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Word puzzles, quizzes and the lyrics to the city of Kettering’s official anthem fill the pages at the back of the book.

Both books can be downloaded to print from the Children's Historical Publishing website https://www.chpsbooks.org/.

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