Hamilton the musical will be available to stream on Disney Plus on July 3, and I’m fully losing my mind. I saw the show in real life, but squinting from the mezzanine isn’t the easiest way to absorb every little eye twitch and tear drop. Now, with this live capture of the original Broadway cast’s stage production, we will be able to see close-ups of Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr, and the rest of the team in all their glory! To help stave off the anticipation, I sang through the musical multiple times and put together a reading list based on my favorite songs. These books have some of the same things I love about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton creation—historical relevance, multifaceted friendships, flawed yet lovable character—so please, someone tell him to add these books to his line-up of musicals to adapt next.