Historical Picture Books

Recommended picture books portraying historical events.

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Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hopkinson, Deborah; Ransome, James E. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Hopkinson
Description:

Clara, a young slave, stitches a quilt with a map pattern showing the way to freedom in the North.

Three Young Pilgrims
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harness, Cheryl (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Harness
Description:

This story tells of the voyage that Mary, Remember, and Bartholomew Allerton take to Plymouth, Massachusetts, aboard the Mayflower.

The Unbreakable Code
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hunter, Sara H.; Miner, Julia (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Hunter
Description:

John's grandfather tells him the story of how the Navajo Code Talkers helped to win World War II.

Virgie Goes to School With Us Boys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald; Lewis, E. B. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Howard
Description:

Virgie badly wants to go to school with her brothers in post-Civil War Tennessee.

Wagons West!
Artist/Author/Cast:
Gerrard, Roy (Author, Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Gerrard
Description:

A story of a family's sometimes dangerous trip by wagon train from Missouri to Oregon in the 1850's.

When Jessie Came Across the Sea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hest, Amy; Lynch, P. J. (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Hest
Description:

Thirteen-year-old Jessie, a Jewish immigrant, works for three years to earn money to bring her grandmother to America.

The Yellow Star:The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark
Artist/Author/Cast:
Deedy, Carmen Agra; Sorensen, Henri (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JP Deedy
Description:

This tells the story of King Christian X and the Danish resistance to the Nazis during World War II.

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