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Historical Fiction for Children


Author
Hale, Nathan
Call Number
J COMICS HALE Nathan
Summary
Araminta Ross was born a slave in Delaware in the early 19th century. Slavery meant that her family could be ripped apart at any time, and that she could be put to work in dangerous places and for abusive people. But north of the Mason-Dixon line, slavery was illegal. If she could run away and make it north without being caught or killed, she'd be free. Once free, she changed her name to Harriet Tubman. Tubman spent the rest of her life helping slaves run away like she did.
Author
Larson, Hope
Call Number
J COMICS LARSON
Summary
After escaping the Black Hook Gang in 1860 New York City, twelve-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra flee to New Orleans, become separated, and try to find each other in San Francisco, while being followed by pirates who think they hold the key to treasure. (For grades 5 to 6)
Author
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Call Number
J F ANDERSON
Summary
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
Author
Anderson, Laurie H.
Call Number
J F ANDERSON Chains #1
Summary
When her former owner breaks his promise to set her free and ends up sending her to live with a cruel loyalist family at the start of the Revolutionary War, Isabel is heartbroken and so becomes determined to do whatever is necessary to win her freedom, including spying on her family to help the rebels win the war.
Author
Angus, Sam
Call Number
J F ANGUS
Summary
Assigned to the experimental War Dog School, Stanley is given a problematic Great Dane named Bones to train. Against all odds, the pair excels, and Stanley is sent to France to fight in the Great War. How can one young boy survive and find his brother with only a dog to help?

Author
Armstrong, Alan

Call Number
J F Armstrong
Author
Avi
Call Number
J F AVI
Summary
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.

Author
Banks, Lynne Reid

Call Number
J F Banks

Author
Bartoletti, Susan

Call Number
J F Bartoletti
Author
Bradley, Kimberly B
Call Number
J F BRADLEY
Summary
A young disabled girl and her brother are evacuated from London to the English countryside during World War II, where they find life to be much sweeter away from their abusive mother.
Author
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number
J F BRUCHAC
Summary
As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.
Author
Burg, Ann E
Call Number
J F Burg
Summary
The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there.
Author
Cannon, A. E.
Call Number
J F CANNON
Summary
As a twelve-year-old Welsh immigrant carries a motherless baby along the Mormon Trail in 1856, she comes to love the baby as her own and fear the day the baby's father will reclaim her.
Author
Cao, Wenxuan
Call Number
J F CAO
Summary
Taken in by a poor family in a rural village after the death of her father, Sunflower bonds with the family's only child, Bronze, who has not spoken since being traumatized by a terrible fire.

Author
Carbone, Elisa

Call Number
J F Carbone
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