Comment: For history and PolySci, consider

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For history and PolySci, consider

for sharp young teens and up: Rose Wilder Lane's The Discovery of Freedom; she is a great writer and keeps a good pace, covering the sweep of human history with a focus on the rare societies that discovered the concept of individual self responsibility and freedom, how they contrast with the overwhelming majority that remained mired in the quasi-religious belief in a controlling Authority. One note to parents. This book was written many decades ago by a citizen-journalist; it has held up very well but is not an academic tome with footnotes to prove every historical point, so some fairly minor independent verification or fact-checking or revision may be useful.

And Mary Ruwart's Healing our World In An Age of Authoritarianism; again this book moves well, covering the gamut of social/political problems and showing practical, creative ideas for how a free/peaceful society can work without coercion.