Historical Fiction: Early American
Recommended books for children on the early American period.
Twelve-year-old Mem describes her trip on the Mayflower in 1620 and her family's first year in the New World.
Three children must try to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.
A young girl orphaned and alone in the New World promises to serve the Sargent family in return for her keep.
Young Miriam is captured by Native Americans in 1754.
Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his sister must make peace in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.
A twelve-year-old white boy adopted and raised by Mohicans in the 1730s is sent to an English settlement for schooling.
The first Thanksgiving from the Native American viewpoint, as Moss and his family prepare for their yearly harvest feast.
In 1755, ten-year-old Regina is kidnapped by Native Americans in western Pennsylvania.
A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison who is captured by a Shawnee war party.
James, a Nipmuck Indian raised as a printer's apprentice, finds himself caught up in the events leading to war.
In alternating chapters, Morning Girl and Star Boy describe their island life in pre-Columbian America, ending as Columbus arrives.
A description of Paul Revere's adventures from the point of view of his horse.
Before their master can sell them, Sally and her brother seek freedom with the Seminole Indians in 1802 Georgia.
Twelve-year-old Peter, living with his Quaker guardian, helps search for two runaway indentured servants.
While on a trip with her mother in 1760, Monday learns the horrors of slavery and the truth about her "other" mother.
In 16th-century America, a Native American boy turns a handicap into an advantage.
In the year 1777, a group of Quakers and a party of Indians have a memorable meeting.
A family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states.
In 1788, twelve-year-old Kofi is captured and sold as a slave to a New England farmer.