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Historical Fiction - U.S. History

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COLONIAL PERIOD
Avi Night Journeys
Carbone, Elisa Blood on the River - Jamestown 1607
Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble
Karwoski, Gail Surviving Jamestown: The Adventures of Young Sam Collier
Lasky, Kathryn A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple (Dear America)
Nixon, Joan Lowery Ann's Story:  1747
Rose, Caroline Starr Blue Birds
Speare, Elizabeth The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Speare, Elizabeth The Sign of the Beaver
 
THE REVOLUTION  
Avi The Fighting Ground
Avi Sophia's War: The Tale of the Revolution
Brady, Esther Toliver's Secret
Calkhoven, Laurie Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776
Collier, James My Brother Sam is Dead
Forbes, Esther Johnny Tremain
Goodman, Joan Hope's Crossing
Gregory, Kristiana Winter of Red Snow:  The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart (Dear America)
Lawson, Robert Mr. Revere and I
Mann, J. Albert Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale
Philbrick, Nathaniel Ben's Revolution
Van Leeuwen, Jean Hannah of Fairfield (short)
Wisler, G. Clifton King's Mountain
 
YOUNG NATION 1789-1861
Blackwood, Gary Curiosity (Philadelphia, 1835)
Blos, Joan A Gathering of Days:  A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832
Bradbury, Jennifer River Runs Deep
Bruchac, Joseph Talking Leaves
Burg, Ann E. Unbound
Collier, James The Clock
Collier, James Jump Ship to Freedom
Fox, Paula The Slave Dancer
Frederick, Heather Vogel The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
McKissack, Patricia A Picture of Freedom, the Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl (Dear America)
Messner, Kate Long Road to Freedom (Ranger in Time, #3)
Paterson, Katherine Jip: His Story
Porter, Connie Rose Addy Learns a Lesson: A School Story (American Girl)
 
CIVIL WAR  
Avi Iron Thunder: The Battle Between the Monitor and Merrimac: A Civil War Novel
Calkhoven, Laurie Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Crisp, Marty Private Captain: A Story of Gettysburg
Fleischman, Paul Bull Run
Hesse, Karen A Light in the Storm (Dear America)
Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils
Keith, Harold Rifles for Watie
McMullan, Margaret How I Found the Strong
Miller, Bobbi The Girls of Gettysburg (1863)
Nixon, Joan Lowery Keeping Secrets
O'Dell, Scott Sing Down the Moon
Paulsen, Gary Soldier's Heart
Philbrick, W.R. The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
Rinaldi, Ann Come Juneteenth
Rinaldi, Ann Juliet's Moon
Rinaldi, Ann My Vicksburg
Wiechman, Kathy Like a River
Wisler, G. Clifton Red Cap
 
FRONTIER AND PIONEER LIFE
Avi The Barn
Blos, Joan W. Letters from the Corrugated Castle: A Novel of Gold Rush California, 1850-1852
Bohner, Charles Bold Journey: West with Lewis and Clark
Brink, Carole Ryrie Caddie Woodlawn
Coats, J. Anderson The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming (Washington Territory)
Cushman, Karen The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Cushman, Karen Rodzina (Orphan Trains)
DeCamp, Alison My Near Death Adventure (99% True)
Erdrich, Louise The Birchbark House
Gilmore, Grace Logan Pryce Makes a Mess (Tales From Maple Ridge series)
Hart, Alison Anna's Blizzard
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
Holm, Jennifer The Trouble With May Amelia
Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Texas, 1899)
Ketchum, Liza Newsgirl (San Francisco, Gold Rush)
Lasky, Kathryn The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Dear America)
Lee, Stacey Under a Painted Sky
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah Plain and Tall (series)
McMullan, Kate My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark
Mobley, Jeannie Katerina's Wish (Colorado, 1901)
Myers, Laurie Lewis and Clark and Me: a Dog's Tale (short)
Myers, Walter Dean The Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy (Dear America)
Nixon, Joan Lowery A Family Apart
O'Dell, Scott Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea
Paulsen, Gary Mr. Tucket (first in a series)
Rose, Caroline Starr Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine (Klondike gold rush)
Smith, Roland The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe
Timberlake, Amy One Came Home
Woodruff, Elvira Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail
 
OREGON TRAIL  
Gregory, Kristiana Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Dear America)
Holt, Kimberly Willis The Water Seeker
Hooks, William Pioneer Cat (short)
Messner, Kate Rescue on the Oregon Trail (Ranger in Time,#1)
Steele, William We Were There on the Oregon Trail
Stevens, William Trouble for Lucy
Van Leeuwen, Jean Bound for Oregon
 
RECONSTRUCTION TO WORLD WAR II
Antle, Nancy Hard Times, A Story of the Great Depression
BAyard, Louis Lucky Strikes (Great Depression)
Bryant, Eve Ringside, 1925:  Views from the Scopes Trial
Bunting, Eve SOS Titanic
Cheaney, J.B. I Don't Know How the Story Ends (1918 Hollywood)
Choldenko, Gennifer Chasing Secrets (1900's San Francisco)
Curtis, Christopher Paul Bud, Not Buddy (Great Depression)
Curtis, Christopher Paul Mighty Miss Malone (Great Depression)
Draper, Sharon Stella by Starlight (South 1930's)
Durbin, William The Journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish Immigrant (Dear America)
Fletcher, Susan Walk Across the Sea (California, late 1800-s Chinese Immigrants)
Giff, Patricia Reilly A House of Tailors (Brooklyn, 1871)
Giff, Patricia Reilly Water Street (Brooklyn, 1870's)
Hesse, Karen Letters From Rifka
Hesse, Karen Out of the Dust (Great Depression)
Laso, Maria D. Otherwise Known as Possum (1932, Appalachia)
McClure, Wendy Wanderville (Orphan Train, 1899)
McColl, Michaela Rory's Promise (Orphan Train, 1904)
Nelson, Theresa The Year We Sailed the Sun (1911 Missouri)
Parenteau, Shirley Ship of Dolls ( Portland, OR, 1926)
Paterson, Katherine Bread and Roses, Too (Massachusetts, 1912)
Peck, Richard A Long Way From Chicago (Great Depression)
Rostkowski, Margaret After the Dancing Days (WWI)
Ryan, Pam Mu~noz Esperanza Rising
Taylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Great Depression)
Vanderpool, Care Moon Over Manifest (Great Depression)
Watts, Irene Touched by Fire (Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, New York, 1911)
Wiechman, Kathy Empty Places (Great Depression)
Woodruff, Elvira The Orphan of Ellis Island
Wright, Barbara Crow (Wilmington Massacre, 1898)
Yep, Laurence Dragonwings (San Francisco, early 1900's)
 
POST WORLD WAR II
Avi Catch You Later, Traitor (1951)
Holbrook, Sara The Enemy (1954, Cold War)
Lai, Thanhha Inside Out and Back Again (Vietnamese Immigration)
Pearsall, Shelley The Seventh Most Important Thing (1963)
Robinson, Sharon The Hero Two Doors Down (1948, Brooklyn; Jackie Robinson)
White, Ellen Emerson The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps (Dear America)
White, Ellen Emerson Where Have All the Flowers Gone?  The Diary of Molly MacKenzie (Dear America)
Wiles, Deborah Countdown (Cuban Missile Crisis)
Wiles, Deborah Revolution (US Civil Rights, 1964)
Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer (Civil rights, Black Panthers, 1968)
Williams-Garcia, Rita P.S. Be Eleven (Brooklyn, NY, 1968)
Williams-Garcia, Rita Gone Crazy in Alabama
Wolk, Lauren Beyond the Bright Sea (1920s Massachusetts)
 
CIVIL RIGHTS
Coleman, Evelyn Circle of Fire
Curtis, Christopher Paul The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963
Erskine, Katherine Seeing Red (Virginia, 1972)
Kidd, Ronald Night on Fire (1961 Freedom Riders)
Watts, Jeri Kizzy Ann Stamps (Integration)
Wiles, Deborah One Crazy Summer (1968,California; Black Panthers)
 
21st CENTURY
Donwerth-Chikamatsu, Annie Somewhere Among (World Trade Center Attack)
Patrick, Denise Lewis Finding Someplace (Hurricane Katrina)
Philbirck, W. Rodman Zane and the hurricane: A Story of Katrina
Rhodes, Jewell Parker Towers Falling (World Trade Center Attack)
Tarshis, Lauren I Survived the Attacks of September 11,, 2001 (World Trade Center Attack)
Tarshis, Lauren I Survived Hurrican Katrina, 2005