Historical Fiction: Early 20th Century

Recommended books for children on early 20th century life.

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yep, Laurence
Call Number:
JF Yep
Description:

Henry and Chin love to read about heroes, until they both witness real courage during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

The Language of Doves
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wells, Rosemary; Shed, Greg (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Wells
Description:

Julietta's grandfather gives her a pigeon and tells her of his experience raising doves in Italy during World War I.

The Leanin` Dog
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nuzum, K. A.
Call Number:
JF Nuzum
Description:

In wintry 1930s Colorado, Dessa Dean mourns her mother's death, but the arrival of an injured dog changes her life.

The Night the Bells Rang
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie; Bowman, Leslie W. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Kinsey-Warnock
Description:

While adults talk endlessly of the war overseas, Mason fights his own battles at home with a bully named Aden.

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.

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.

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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