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Historical Fiction - U.S. History

Mr. Tucket Cover
Avi Night Journeys
Carbone, Elisa

Blood on the River - James Town 1607

Collier, James

The Corn Raid: a Story of Jamestown Settlement

Dalgliesh, Alice The Courage of Sarah Noble
Fleischman, Paul Saturnalia
Karwoski, Gail

Surviving Jamestown:  the Adventures of Young Sam Collier

Laksy, Kathryn

A Journey to the New World: the Diary of Remember Patience Whipple (Dear America)

Nixon, Joan Lowery Ann's Story:  1747
  Nancy's Story: 1765
Speare, Elizabeth The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  The Sign of the Beaver
Thompson, Paul B. The Devil's Door:  A Salem Witchcraft Story

Anderson, Laurie


Chains: Seeds of America
Avi The Fighting Ground
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
Giff, Patricia Storyteller
Goodman, Joan Hope's Crossing
Gregory, Kristiana Winter of Red Snow:  The Revolutionary War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart (Dear America)
Harlow, Joan Midnight Rider
Lawson, Robert Mr. Revere and I
Rinaldi, Ann The Secret of Sarah Revere
Sterman, Betsy Saratoga Secret
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
Collier, James The Clock
  Jump Ship to Freedom
Fox, Paula The Slave Dancer

Frederick, Heather


The Voyage of Patience Goodspeed
McKissack, Patricia

A Picture of Freedom, the Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl (Dear America)

Paterson, Katherine Jip: His Story
Porter, Connie Rose

Addy Learns a Lesson: a School Story (American Girl)

Rinaldi, Ann

The Education of Mary: a Little Miss of Color, 1832


Iron Thunder:  The Battle Between the Monitor and the Merrimac, a Civil War Novel

Calkhoven, Laurie Will at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Crisp, Marty

Private Captain: a Story of Gettysburg

Denenberg, Barry

When Will this Cruel War be Over? Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson Gordonsville,

Virginia, 1864

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)
Mills, Claudia

The Totally Made-Up Civil War Diary of Amanda MacLeish

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 Amelia's War
  Come Juneteenth
  Girl in Blue
  Juliet's Moon
  My Vicksburg
  Numbering all the Bones
Wisler, G. Clifton

Red Cap

Avi The Barn
  Hard Gold: the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859
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
Cushman, Karen The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  Rodzina (Orphan Trains)
Erdrich, Louise The Birchbark House
Hahn, Mary Downing

The Gentleman Outlaw and Me - Eli:  A Story of the Old West

Hart, Alison Anna's Blizzard
Holm, Jennifer Our Only May Amelia
  Trouble With May Amelia
Kelly, Jacqueline The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (Texas, 1899)
Ketchum, Liza Newsgirl (San Francisco, Gold Rush)
Kimmel, E. Cody To the Frontier (Buffalo Bill)
Lasky, Kathryn

The Journal of Augustus Pelletier: the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Dear America)

MacBride, Roger Lea Little House on Rocky Ridge
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah Plain and Tall (series)
McClure, Wendy Wanderville (Orphan train, 1899)
McColl, Michaela Rory's Promise (Orphan train, 1904)
McMullan, Kate

My Travels with Capts. Lewis and Clark

Morey, Walt Year of the Black Pony
Myers, Laurie Lewis and Clark and Me: a Dog's Tale
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 Scagawea

Paulsen, Gary Mr. Tucket (first in a series)
Pryor, Bonnie The Iron Dragon:  The Courageous Story of Lee Chin (Transcontinental Railroad)
Ryan, Pam Muroz Riding Freedom
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

Gregory, Kristiana

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (Dear America)

Holt, Kimberly Willis The Water Seeker
Hooks, William Pioneer Cat (short)
Kudlinski, Kathleen

Facing West: a Story of the Oregon Trail

Morrow, Honore On to Oregon
Spooner, Michael Daniel's Walk
Steele, William We Were There on the Oregon Trail
Stevens, William Trouble for Lucy
Van Leeuwen, Jean Bound for Oregon
Antle, Nancy

Hard Times, a Story of the Great Depression

Bryant, Eve Ringside, 1925:  Views from the Scopes Trial
Bunting, Eve SOS Titanic
Curtis, Christopher Bud, Not Buddy (Great Depression)
Paul Mighty Miss Malone (Great Depression)
DeClements, Barthe

The Bite of the Gold Bug (Alaskan Gold Rush)

Durbin, William The Journal of Otto Peltonen, a Finnish Immigrant (Dear America)
Fletcher, Susan Walk Across the Sea (California)
Giff, Patricia Reilly A House of Tailors (Brooklyn, 1871)
  Water Street (Brooklyn, 1870's)
Hale, Marian

Truth About Sparrows (Great Depression)

Hesse, Karen Brooklyn Bridge (New York, 1903)
  Letters From Rifka
  Out of the Dust (Great Depression)
Hill, Susan Whistle in the Dark (Missouri, 1920's)
Parenteau, Shirley Ship of Dolls ( Portland, OR, 1926)
Paterson, Katherine Bread and Roses, Too (1912)
Peck, Richard

A Long Way From Chicago (Great Depression)

  Fair Weather (Chicago, 1893)

Here Lies the Librarian (early 20th c.)

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)
Williams, Barbara Titanic Crossing
Woodruff, Elvira The Orphan of Ellis Island
Wright, Barbara Crow (Wilmington Massacre, 1898)
Yep, Laurence

Dragonwings (San Francisco)

Burg, Ann E. All the Broken Pieces (Vietnam War)
Coleman, Evelyn Circle of Fire (Civil Rights)

Curtis, Christopher


The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (Civil Rights)

Dowell, Frances


Shooting the Moon (Vietnam War)
Erskine, Kathryn Seeing Red (Virginia, 1970s, Civil Rights)
Lai, Thanhha Inside Out and Back Again (Vietnamese Immigration)
Watts, Jeri Kizzy Ann Stamps (Integration)
White, Ellen Emerson The Journal of Patick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps (Dear America)
  Where Have All the Flowers Gone?  The Diary of Molly MacKenzie (Dear America)
Wiles, Deborah Countdown (Cuban Missile Crisis)
Revolution (US Civil Rights)
Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer (Civil Rights, Black Panthers, 1968)
P.S. Be Eleven (Brooklyn, NY, late 1960s)