Polish American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month Books

Check out this amazing booklist that celebrates Polish heritage. Learn about Poland’s Joan of Arc, Queen Jadwiga. Read about spies who risked their lives, airmen with remarkable gallantry, underground movements with extraordinary tenacity, and more. Take a page out of these books (not literally please!) to find out how these Poles sought to learn more about their roots and found healing years after the Nazis were defeated from strong family ties.

Books To Read During Polish American History Month

Polish American Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month was originally celebrated in August, but the month was changed to October so that more schools could participate in honoring Polish culture. In addition, Polish settlers first came to Jamestown, Virginia in October 1608. These settlers were craftsmen who came to establish a glass industry in the colonies, which became the first American industry.

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