Historical Fiction: Westward Movement

Recommended books for children on the westward movement.

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The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Artist/Author/Cast:
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Call Number:
JF DeFelice
Description:

After his family dies of consumption in 1849, twelve-year-old Lucas becomes a doctor's apprentice.

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
Artist/Author/Cast:
Cushman, Karen
Call Number:
JF Cushman
Description:

California, who renames herself Lucy, is upset when her family moves from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town.

The Gentleman Outlaw and Me--Eli
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hahn, Mary Downing
Call Number:
JF Hahn
Description:

Eliza, disguised as a boy, is searching for her missing father when she falls in with the Gentleman Outlaw.

The Legend of Jimmy Spoon
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gregory, Kristiana
Call Number:
JF Gregory
Description:

Twelve-year-old Jimmy is sure that if he only had a horse, he could have great adventures.

The Second Bend in the River
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rinaldi, Ann
Call Number:
YP F Rinaldi
Description:

In 1798, Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and becomes his friend.

Thunder Rolling in the Mountains
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hall, Elizabeth; O'Dell, Scott
Call Number:
JF/YP F O'Dell
Description:

The Nez Perce chief's courageous daughter tells the story of her people's relocation onto a reservation in 1877.

Weasel
Artist/Author/Cast:
DeFelice, Cynthia C.
Call Number:
JF DeFelice
Description:

Alone in the wilderness in 1839, Nathan seeks to avenge the victims of a brutal murder.

West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
Artist/Author/Cast:
Murphy, Jim; Scholastic, Inc. Staff (Contribution by)
Call Number:
JF Murphy
Description:

While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.

Worth
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaFaye, A.
Call Number:
JF LaFaye
Description:

When Nate has an accident, his father must bring home an orphan boy to help out around the homestead.

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