Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Historical Fiction I've Read

Picture Books
Aston, Dianna Hutts - The Moon Over Star (1969 Moon Landing)
Atkins, Jeannine - Anne Hutchinson's Way (1634 Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Barker, Michelle - A Year of Borrowed Men (WWII Germany - French POWs)
Barron, T. A. - The Day the Stones Walked (Ancient Easter Island)
Bartone, Elisa - Peppe the Lamplighter (Immigration NYC - Little Italy)
Bildner, Phil - The Hallalujah Flight (1932 Transcontinental Flight)
Burleigh, Robert - Abraham Lincoln Comes Home (Civil War/Post-CivilWar)
Fleming, Candace - Boxes for Katje (1945 Netherlands)
Fredericks, Anthony D. - The Tsunami Quilt (1946 Hawaiin Tsunami)
Hopkinson, Deborah - Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story (WWI US)
Huget, Jennifer LaRue - Thanks a Lot, Emily Post! (1922 America)
Kerby, Mona - Owny, The Mail -Pouch Pooch (1888 Across America)
Koehler-Pentacoff - Jackson and Bud's Bumpy Ride (1903 Across America)
Levine, Ellen - Henry's Freedom Box (Underground RR)
Lowry, Lois - Crow Call (1945 America, after-the-war)
Malaspina, Ann - Finding Lincoln (Civil Rights Era in the south)
Peacock, Louise - At Ellis Island (Immigration from Armenia to Ellis Island) 48 pgs.
Polacco, Patricia - Fiona's Lace (Immigration)
Polacco, Patricia - January's Sparrow (Underground Railroad)
Polacco, Patricia - An Orange for Frankie (turn-of-the-century America)
Polacco, Patricia - Tucky Jo and Little Heart (WWII in the Pacific)
Stroud, Betty - The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom (Underground Railroad)
Wiviott, Meg - Benno and the Night of Broken Glass (1938 Berlin)
Wood, Douglas - Aunt Mary's Rose (1950s America)

Middle Grade Books
Anderson, Laurie Halse - Chains (American Revolution) or YA?
Blackford, Cheryl - Lizzie and the Lost Baby  (WWII England)
Giff, Patricia Reilly - Gingersnap (1944 Brooklyn)
Hesse, Karen - Brooklyn Bridge (1903 Brooklyn, NY)
Lai, Thanhha, Inside Out and Back Again (1970s Vietnam)
Latham, Irene - Leaving Gee's Bend (1932 Depression Alabama)
Partridge, Elizabeth - Dogtag Summer (Flashbacks to 1975 Vietnam)
Patt, Beverly - Best Friends Forever (1942 Japanese Interment Camp)
Rose, Caroline Starr - May B. a Novel (late 18th century Kansas)
Selznik, Brian - Wonderstruck (1927 NJ and 1977 Minnesota)
Stolz, Joelle - The Shadows of Ghadames (19th century Libya)
Timberlake, Amy - One Came Home (1871 Wisconsin prairie)
Whelan, Gloria - Listening for Lions (1919 Kenya & England)
Whelan, Gloria- Small Acts of Amazing Courage (1919 India)
Williams-Garcia - One Crazy Summer (1968 California)
Wolk, Lauren - Wolf Hollow  (1940s rural PA)

YA Books
Cushman, Karen - The Loud Silence of Francine Green (McCarthy era)
Schlitz, Laura Amy - The Hired Girl (1911 Baltimore)
Taylor, Janet B. - Into the Dim (Eleanor of Aquataine Taylor time travel)

Adult Books
Barnes, Kim - In the Kingdom of Men (1967 Saudi Arabia)
Blackwell, Elizabeth - In the Shadow of Lakecrest (1928 Lake Michigan)
Brooks, Geraldine - Caleb's Crossing (1660s New England)
Dallas, Sandra - Prayers for Sale (1930s/Depression, Colorado)
Fortier, Anne - The Lost Sisterhood (ancient Odyssey times)
Gerritsen, Tess - The Bone Garden (1830 Boston)
Goolrick, Robert - A Reliable Wife, (1907 rural Wisconsin)
Harkness, Deborah - Shadow of Night (1591 England, France, Prague)
Hashimi, Nadia - The Pearl That Broke Its Shell (Early 20th Century Kabul, Afghanistan)
Howe, Katherine - Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (Salem Witch Trials)
Kline, Christina Baker - Orphan Train (1929 Minnesota)
Lovett, Charlie - The Bookman's Tale
Morton, Kate - The Forgotten Garden (multiple/early 20th century: Australia & England)
Otsuka, Julia - Buddha in the Attic (1920-1940 California)
Pulley, D. M. - The Buried Book (1952 rural farmland Michigan)
Romer, Anna - Lyrebird Hill (1898 and 2013 in alternating chapters, New South Wales, Australia)
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Annie Barrows - Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Society (German Occupation of Guernsey Island)
Taylor, Janet B. - Into the Dim Time Travel that takes us to 1200 Eleanor of Aquitaine & Becket's London
Wallace, Michael - Crow Hollow (1676 Puritan Boston)

Movies
The Butler (Civil Rights era)
Invictus (end-of-apartheid South Africa)
The King's Speech (1930s England)

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