Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century

Recommended books for children on early 20th century life.

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The Orphan of Ellis Island: A Time Travel Adventure
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woodruff, Elvira
Call Number:
JF Woodruff
Description:

During a trip to Ellis Island, ten-year-old Dominick time travels to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.

Out of the Dust
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hesse, Karen
Call Number:
JF Hesse
Description:

Billie Jo struggles to survive the Depression after her mother dies in a terrible accident.

Radical Red
Artist/Author/Cast:
Duffy, James
Call Number:
JF Duffy
Description:

A young girl and her mother are swept up in Susan B. Anthony's crusade for women's rights.

Red-Dirt Jessie
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myers, Anna
Call Number:
JF Myers
Description:

After Jessie's little sister dies, she tries to befriend a dog, so together they can heal her father's broken heart.

The Singing Tree
Artist/Author/Cast:
Seredy, Kate
Call Number:
JF Seredy
Description:

Life changes drastically for a Hungarian family when World War I upsets their peaceful, contented existence.

Tales from the Homeplace
Artist/Author/Cast:
Burandt, Harriet; Dale, Shelley
Call Number:
JF Burandt
Description:

Eight stories capture the life of twelve-year-old Irene, growing up on a cotton farm in Texas in the 1930s.

Turtle in Paradise
Artist/Author/Cast:
Holm, Jennifer L.
Call Number:
JF Holm
Description:

In 1935, Turtle goes to stay with her aunt in Key West, and finds adventure with her unusual cousins.

Zora and Me
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bond, Victoria; Simon, T. R.
Call Number:
JF Bond
Description:

Zora, Carrie, and Teddy have adventures and solve a mystery in turn-of-the-century Eatonville, Florida.

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