Historical Fiction titles

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  1. Upsadaisy

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    This is a list of various historical fiction titles and authors that I suggested for students to select from for book report. Just in case anyone might want this info.....


    5th Grade Social Studies Historical Fiction
    (Dates are for the settings of the books)

    Pilgrims (c1620)
    Morning Girl, Dorris
    Remember Patience Whipple, Lasky

    Colonial/Salem/Puritans (c1692)
    I walk in Dread, Fraustino

    Indians/Settlers/Quakers (c1763)
    Standing In the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Osborne

    French/Slavery (NY) (c1760s)
    Look to the Hills, McKissack

    Amer Revolution (c1774/5)
    My Brother Sam is Dead
    Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson, Turner
    Winter of the Red Snow, Gregory

    T he Alamo (c1836)
    A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence, Garland

    Westward Expansion/Oregon Trail
    Dear Levi

    Millwork/NE Production (c1845-50)
    So Far From Home: Diary of Mary Driscoll, Irish Mill Girl, Denenberg

    Gold Rush (c1849)
    Seeds of Hope, Gregory
    The Journal of Wong Ming Chung, A Chinese Miner, Yep

    Railroad (c1862)
    The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West

    Plantation/Slavery (c1859)
    A Picture of Freedom: Clotee's Diary, McKisssack

    Civil War (c1861)
    A Light in the Storm, Hesse
    When Will This Cruel War Be Over? Diary of Emma Simpson, Foote
     
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    I may be teaching 5th next year and am gathering good lesson ideas. This is very helpful, thanks for posting.
     
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    You are very welcome.
     
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    Great list, 'daisy!
     
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    Thanks, TG.
     
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    Some other good Colonial era books-

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Sign of the Beaver
    Woods Runner
    George Washington's Socks
    Johnny Tremain
    The Fighting Ground
     
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    Midnight Rider is a great historical fiction that takes place in Boston right before the American Revolution....my students love this book!
     
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    These are great lists! Thank you all for posting!
     
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    I just finished a post on my blog listing novels about immigration:

    The Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
    , Lord
    Inside Out and Back Again, Lai
    My Name is America: the Journal of Otto Peltonen, Durbin
    Dear America: One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping, Denenberg
    Esperanza Rising, Ryan
    Drita My Homegirl, Lombard

    I know there are more; these are the ones that live in either my library or the school library.
     
  11. Upsadaisy

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    It's great to expand the list.
     

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