Harry Truman and the Gift that Changed His Life

As an adult, Harry Truman related that a set of books he received for his tenth birthday was “one of life’s turning points.” This short story details the day that Harry received those books. The day is not without challenges, however. In his excitement for the gift, he takes one of the books to school, which leads to a big problem.

  • Childhood of a President
  • Power of Reading
  • Teamwork

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

Splash Read stories have been read thousands of times across the globe. Books in the series have been ranked in the top 10 Kindle Best Seller list as well as the #1 New Release. While readers of all ages will enjoy the stories, they are best for children ages 5-15.