Hamilton Reading List
Hamilton has been very, very good for American theatre, and it hasn’t been bad for American publishing either. The chance to see the original also provides a chance to read up.
The Ron Chernow biography where it all started.
As the publisher says, a backstage pass in a book. The show’s full lyrics, great photography and lots of anecdotes. It’s covet-able even for casual lovers of the show.
A coffee table book by photographer Josh Lehrer. This is one for the passionate Hamilfans.
An intense biography of the Father of Our Country, written by a female historian. (And that has made all the myth-busting difference).
The team that wrote this one earlier did a popular novel about Patsy Jefferson, Thomas’ eldest daughter.
The start of a young adult trilogy about 1777’s hottest romance.
Another young-adult novel, this one from the perspective of the sister who gets the least stage-time in the musical.
We never miss a chance to recommend this graphic-novel series about American history.
The $10 Founding Father is the popular “Who Was” format for young readers.
An easy-reader biography: Hamilton fans start early.
A picture book about the one thing people knew about Hamilton before Hamilton.
A picture book about the long-lived wife and widow of Alexander, who became the keeper of his flame.
Snippets of quality time with the charismatic creator of Hamilton.
Something completely different: A Middle Passage/merfolk fantasy inspired by a song performed by Daveed Diggs’ rap group.