Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century
Recommended books for children on early 20th century life.
Five little Jewish girls, all dressed alike, live in New York at the turn of the century.
While helping his family make ends meet during the Depression by selling newspapers, a boy meets Babe Ruth.
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.
Henry and Chin love to read about heroes, until they both witness real courage during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
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.
Julietta's grandfather gives her a pigeon and tells her of his experience raising doves in Italy during World War I.
In wintry 1930s Colorado, Dessa Dean mourns her mother's death, but the arrival of an injured dog changes her life.
A boy recounts his annual summer trips to Illinois with his sister to visit their grandmother during the Great Depression.
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.
While adults talk endlessly of the war overseas, Mason fights his own battles at home with a bully named Aden.