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GENRES: Historical Fiction


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GENRES: Historical Fiction


A long way from Chicago :   a novel in stories Juvenile Book A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

Peck, Richard, 1934-
J PECK

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.



Alchemy and Meggy Swann Juvenile Book Alchemy and Meggy Swann

Cushman, Karen.
J CUSHMAN

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.



Bear Dancer :  the story of a Ute girl Juvenile Book Bear Dancer : the story of a Ute girl

Wyss, Thelma Hatch.
J WYSS

This moving story is based on the life of a real girl. In late ninetenth-century Colorado, Elk Dress Girl, sister of Ute chief Ouray, is captured by Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors, rescued by the white "enemy," and finally returned to her home. Elk Girl later entered history books under the name Susan Johnson when she saved women and children during the Meeker Massacre. Map.



Countdown Juvenile Book Countdown

Wiles, Deborah.
J WILES

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall.



Elijah of Buxton Juvenile Book Elijah of Buxton

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS

In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.



January's sparrow Juvenile Book January's sparrow

Polacco, Patricia.
J POLACCO

After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.



Klondike gold book Klondike gold

Provensen, Alice.
E PROVENS

A fictionalized account of William Howell, a young prospector who braved the arduous journey from Boston to the Yukon Territory in search of gold in the Klondike River valley.



One crazy summer Juvenile Book One crazy summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
J WILLIAM

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.



Roll of thunder, hear my cry Juvenile Book Roll of thunder, hear my cry

Taylor, Mildred D.
J TAYLOR

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.



Sarah, plain and tall Juvenile Book Sarah, plain and tall

MacLachlan, Patricia.
J MACLACH

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.



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