Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century

Recommended books for children on early 20th century life.

A Long Way from Chicago
Artist/Author/Cast:
Peck, Richard
Call Number:
JF Peck
Description:

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to Illinois with his sister to visit their grandmother during the Great Depression.

All-of-a-Kind Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Sydney; John, Helen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Taylor
Description:

Five little Jewish girls, all dressed alike, live in New York at the turn of the century.

Borrowed Children
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lyon, George Ella
Call Number:
JF Lyon
Description:

Twelve-year-old Amanda must cook and keep house for her family of eight after her mother is taken ill.

Bread and Roses, Too
Artist/Author/Cast:
Paterson, Katherine
Call Number:
JF Paterson
Description:

Two children try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Dust for Dinner
Artist/Author/Cast:
Turner, Ann Warren; Barrett, Robert (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JER Turner
Description:

Jake describes his family's life in the Oklahoma dust bowl and the journey from their ravaged farm to California.

Earthquake!: A Story of Old San Francisco
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kudlinski, Kathleen V.; Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kudlinski
Description:

Phillip wakes with an uneasy sense that something isn't right and within minutes his world turns topsy-turvy.

Emily
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bedard, Michael; Cooney, Barbara (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Bedard
Description:

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Emily`s Runaway Imagination
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cleary, Beverly; Krush, Joe (Illustrator); Krush, Beth (Illustrator); Dockray, Tracy (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Cleary
Description:

Emily's little Oregon town needs a library, and Emily decides to help create one.

Esperanza Rising
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ryan, Pam Muñoz
Call Number:
JF/YP F Ryan
Description:

Privileged, wealthy Esperanza must leave Mexico to work in a labor camp on the eve of the Great Depression.

Homesick: My Own Story
Artist/Author/Cast:
Fritz, Jean; Tomes, Margot (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Fritz
Description:

The beloved children's author tells the story of her childhood in China in the 1920's.

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