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U.S. Historical Fiction Literature
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Grades 3 - 8. This list is a work in progress (see below)
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✔︎Pedro's JournalConrad
Aboard Santa Maria, Columbus voyage
14921030L
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Children of the Longhouse
Bruchac
Native Americans Mohawks
1490's3hr37min950L
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Walk the World's RimBakerUS1520's
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The King's FifthO'Dell
New Spain (Mexico)
1541Newbery7hr45min840L
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Blood on the River: James Town 1607
CarboneJamestown16075hr47min820L
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The Double Life of Pocahontas
FritzVirginia16072hr16min910L
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Speare
Connecticut, Puritans
1687-1688
Newbery6hr24min850L
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The Sherwood RingPopeNew York1700
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The Courage of Sarah Noble
Dalgliesh
Connecticut, Frontier life
1707Newbery54min610L
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Calico BushFieldMaine 1743Newbery1060L
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Amos Fortune, Free Man
YatesAfrica & Boston
1725-1740
Newbery3hr45min1090L
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The Matchlock GunEdmonds
NY French/Indian war
1756Newbery41min860L
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✔︎Indian CaptiveLenskiPensylvania, Ohio1758Newbery7hr18min800L
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✔︎The Sign of the BeaverSpeare
Maine, Native Americans, Frontier life
1769Newbery3hr11min770L
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✔︎Johnny TremainForbes
Boston, American Revolution
1773-1775
Newbery8hr43min840L
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✔︎Carry On, Mr. BowditchLathamMassachusets
1775-1779
Newbery570L
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My Brother Sam Is DeadCollierConnecticut
1775-1779
Newbery4hr31min770L
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Chains (#1 Seeds of America Trilogy)
AndersonNew York17767hr35min780L
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Forge (#2 Seeds of America Trilogy)
AndersonPensylvania
1777-1778
7hr45min
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Ashes (#3 Seeds of America Trilogy
Anderson
Rhode Island, No Carolina
17818hr15min
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Fever, 1793AndersonPhiladelphia1793580L
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The JourneymanYatesNew Hampshire1816990L
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The Slave DancerFoxNew Orleans1840Newbery970L
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✔︎By the Great Horn SpoonFleischman
California Gold Rush
18494hr18min730L
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Stealing FreedomCarboneMaryland1850870L
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✔︎Across Five AprilsHuntCivil War
1861-1865
Newbery5hr33min1100L
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Behind Rebel LinesSeymourCivil War1831
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Girl in BlueRinaldiCivil War 1861
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Soldier's HeartGaryCivil War1861
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A Thousand Shall FallBoeshaarCivil War 1863
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The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
PhilbrickCivil War1860sNewbery4hr59min950L
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Sing Down the MoonO'DellNavajoh
1863-1865
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✔︎Caddie WoodlawnBrink
Wisconsin, Pioneer life
1864Newbery6hr22min890L
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Swift RiversMeigsMinnesota1865Newbery1160L
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✔︎Island of the Blue DolphinsO'DellCalifornia
1865-1853
Newbery4hr1000L
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One Came HomeTimberlakeWisconsin1871Newbery
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Jenny of the TetonsGregoryIdaho1875680L
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Roller SkatesSawyerNYC1890'sNewbery810L
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
KellyTexas1899Newbery830L
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Little BritchesMoodyColorado1906
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The Prairie ThiefWileyColorado
late 1800s
880L
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Darby
Scott Fuqua
So Carolina1926790L
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Esperanza RisingMuñoz
Mexico and California
1930sIRA, PB4hr35min750L
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Where the Red Fern GrowsRawlsOklahoma1930sNewbery6hr45min700L
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✔︎Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryTaylorRural Mississippi1933Newbery7hr32min920L
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✔︎Thimble SummerEnrightRural Wisconsin1930'sNewbery3hr25min810L
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To Kill a MockingbirdLeeAlabama1930'sPulitzer12hr17min1120L
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Al Capone Does My ShirtsCholdenkoAlcatraz Island1935
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Moon Over ManifestVanderpoolKansas (dust bowl)
1937&1917
Newbery800L
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Bud, Not BuddyCurtisMichigan1939Newbery950L
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Farewell to ManzanarHoustonJapanese in Calif19421040L
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Wolf HollowWolkPennsylvania1943800L
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson
Bao LordNYC1947
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✔︎Miracles on Maple HillSorensen1952Newbery4hr35min750L
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✔︎My Side of the MountainGeorgeNew York State1950'sNewbery4hr4min810L
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On the Far Side of the Mountain
GeorgeNew York State1950's4hr9min760L
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PaperboyVawterMemphis1959Newbery6hr10min940L
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One Crazy Summer
Williams-Garcia
NY, CA1968Newbery5hr6min750L
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The Wednesday WarsSchmidthNYC, VA?1968Newbery
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Okay for NowSchmidthNYC, VA?
1968-1969
NBA
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From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,
KonigsburgNew York modernNewbery3hr45min700L
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Brown Girl DreamingWoodsonSo Carolina, NY
1960s-1970s
Newbery
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Inside Out and Back Again
Lai
Alabama/Vietnam war
1970s
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A Long Walk to WaterParkSudan
1985&2008
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