Historical Fiction: Early American

Recommended books for children on the early American period.

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:
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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.

Once on This River
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wyeth, Sharon Dennis
Call Number:
JF Wyeth
Description:

While on a trip with her mother in 1760, Monday learns the horrors of slavery and the truth about her "other" mother.

Sees Behind Trees
Artist/Author/Cast:
Dorris, Michael; Benson, Linda (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Dorris
Description:

In 16th-century America, a Native American boy turns a handicap into an advantage.

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.

Call Number:
JF/YP F Collier
Description:

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

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.

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.

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