Historical Fiction: Early American

Recommended books for children on the early American period.

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The Arrow over the Door
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph; Watling, James (Artist)
Call Number:
JF Bruchac
Description:

In the year 1777, a group of Quakers and a party of Indians have a memorable meeting.

The Bloody Country
Artist/Author/Cast:
Collier, James Lincoln; Collier, Christopher
Call Number:
YP F Collier
Description:

A family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states.

Calico Bush
Artist/Author/Cast:
Field, Rachel; Lewis, Allen (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Field
Description:

A young girl orphaned and alone in the New World promises to serve the Sargent family in return for her keep.

Calico Captive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Speare, Elizabeth George
Call Number:
JF/YP F Speare
Description:

Young Miriam is captured by Native Americans in 1754.

The Captive
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hansen, Joyce
Call Number:
JF Hansen
Description:

In 1788, twelve-year-old Kofi is captured and sold as a slave to a New England farmer.

Children of the Longhouse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number:
JF Bruchac
Description:

Eleven-year-old Ohkwa'ri and his sister must make peace in their Mohawk village during the late 1400s.

The Courage of Sarah Noble
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dalgliesh, Alice; Weisgard, Leonard (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Dalgliesh
Description:

A little girl finds the courage to go alone with her father to build a new home in the Connecticut wilderness.

Echohawk
Artist/Author/Cast:
Durrant, Lynda (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Durrant
Description:

A twelve-year-old white boy adopted and raised by Mohicans in the 1730s is sent to an English settlement for schooling.

Guests
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dorris, Michael
Call Number:
JF Dorris
Description:

The first Thanksgiving from the Native American viewpoint, as Moss and his family prepare for their yearly harvest feast.

I Am Regina
Artist/Author/Cast:
Keehn, Sally M.
Call Number:
JF/YP F Keehn
Description:

In 1755, ten-year-old Regina is kidnapped by Native Americans in western Pennsylvania.

Indian Captive : The Story of Mary Jemison
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lenski, Lois (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Lenski
Description:

A fictional retelling of the experiences of twelve-year-old Mary Jemison who is captured by a Shawnee war party.  

James Printer : A Novel of Rebellion
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jacobs, Paul S.
Call Number:
JF Jacobs
Description:

James, a Nipmuck Indian raised as a printer's apprentice, finds himself caught up in the events leading to war.

A Journey to the New World : The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower 1620
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lasky, Kathryn
Call Number:
JF Lasky
Description:

Twelve-year-old Mem describes her trip on the Mayflower in 1620 and her family's first year in the New World.

The Keeping Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Myers, Anna
Call Number:
JF Myers
Description:

Left in charge of the family, Joey fears he may be betraying his father, who joined the Revolutionary War effort.

A Lion to Guard Us
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bulla, Clyde Robert; Chessare, Michele (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Bulla
Description:

Three children must try to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.

The Matchlock Gun
Artist/Author/Cast:
Edmonds, Walter D.
Call Number:
JF Edmonds
Description:

Ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with his father's ancient Spanish gun.

Morning Girl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dorris, Michael
Call Number:
JF Dorris
Description:

In alternating chapters, Morning Girl and Star Boy describe their island life in pre-Columbian America, ending as Columbus arrives.

Mr. Revere and I : Being an Account of Certain Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere,Esq. as Revealed by His Horse
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lawson, Robert
Call Number:
JF Lawson
Description:

A description of Paul Revere's adventures from the point of view of his horse.

My Name Is Sally Little Song
Artist/Author/Cast:
Woods, Brenda
Call Number:
JF Woods
Description:

Before their master can sell them, Sally and her brother seek freedom with the Seminole Indians in 1802 Georgia.

Night Journeys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avi
Call Number:
JF Avi
Description:

Twelve-year-old Peter, living with his Quaker guardian, helps search for two runaway indentured servants.

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