Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century
Recommended books for children on early 20th century life.
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to Illinois with his sister to visit their grandmother during the Great Depression.
Five little Jewish girls, all dressed alike, live in New York at the turn of the century.
Twelve-year-old Amanda must cook and keep house for her family of eight after her mother is taken ill.
Two children try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Jake describes his family's life in the Oklahoma dust bowl and the journey from their ravaged farm to California.
Phillip wakes with an uneasy sense that something isn't right and within minutes his world turns topsy-turvy.
Emily's little Oregon town needs a library, and Emily decides to help create one.
Privileged, wealthy Esperanza must leave Mexico to work in a labor camp on the eve of the Great Depression.
The beloved children's author tells the story of her childhood in China in the 1920's.
Tough times in Georgia during the Depression take a lively turn when Ida arrives to keep house for the Suttons.
In 1902, Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds life restrictive.
When her father's business closes because of the Depression, nine-year-old Kit responds with resourcefulness.
Tom is proud to work at the family still during Prohibition, until a preacher's daughter challenges his way of life.
Louisa, a nursemaid, overcomes her fear of the ocean and sails with her charges to New York aboard the Titanic.
Billie Jo struggles to survive the Depression after her mother dies in a terrible accident.
A young girl and her mother are swept up in Susan B. Anthony's crusade for women's rights.
After Jessie's little sister dies, she tries to befriend a dog, so together they can heal her father's broken heart.
Eight stories capture the life of twelve-year-old Irene, growing up on a cotton farm in Texas in the 1930s.