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Nellie the Brave: The Cherokee Trail of Tears

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  Begins 1838  In 1838, Nellie Starr, a young Cherokee girl, is caught in the political upheaval of America's westward expansion. Forced by U.S. soldiers to leave their home in Tennessee, Nellie,...


Rebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony

by Colleen L. Reece

Time Period:  1620 Nov.  Freezing weather, lack of food, and sickness make the first winter at Plymouth Colony a difficult and dangerous time. What would that winter be like for a ten-year-old girl? Find out...


Maria Takes a Stand: The Battle for Women's Rights

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1914  1914 is a tough year for twelve-year-old Maria Schmidt. Ever since the Kaiser started a war in Europe, Maria's German-sounding surname has brought her trouble at school. Even worse, her...


Elise the Actress: Climax of the Civil War

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  Jan. 1864 - April 1865  With the nation convulsed by civil war, Elise Brannon wants people to look past the depressing news that arrives daily from the battlefields: Through her love of acting,...


Sarah's New World: The Mayflower Adventure

by Colleen L. Reece

Time Period: 1620 Oct.-Nov.  Imagine leaving the land you know and the friends you hold dear-and you'll begin to understand the whirlwind of emotion that awaits ten-year-old Sarah Smythe. This fictional Pilgrim...


Meg Follows a Dream: The Fight for Freedom

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1844  Slavery is a growing issue in the United States of the 1840s. . .but Meg Buehler can only think about drawing. This fictional twelve year old, an aspiring artist, is frustrated when her...


Kate and the Spies: The American Revolution

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1775  When Kate Milton and her cousin happen across the Boston Tea Party, they unwittingly step into the midst of the American Revolution. The eleven-year-old girl finds herself pulled deeper...


Rachel and the Riot: The Labor Movement Divides a Family

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period:  1889  In Minneapolis in 1889, ten-year-old Rachel Borland finds her family torn apart by the new labor movement. Two of her uncles quarrel over the necessity of a streetcar workers' union-and...


Maureen the Detective: The Age of Immigration

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  1903  When her parents died, young Maureen O'Callaghan was sent from Ireland to the United States to begin a new life in the Stevenson family. At age eleven, she's ready to become a U.S. citizen-just...


Anna's Fight for Hope: The Great Depression

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1931  Twenty-five percent unemployment, food lines, banks and businesses closing. . . The Great Depression was not only a national catastrophe, but a personal one, as well. Follow the fictional...


Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Frank thought that he'd found a new friend--but he never expected a war to come between them.

It's 1941 , and Frank is miserable. If only his family had never moved to Hawaii. Everyone and everything on the...


Kid Soldier

by Jennifer Maruno

Fatherless fifteen-year-old Richard is befriended by a former military man in St. Catharines, Ontario. After attending army summer training camp in 1939, he joins the army at the start of the Second World War,...


Earthquake!: A Story of the San Francisco Earthquake

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

An hour before dawn on April 18, 1906, Phillip is awakened by the barking of dogs and the fearful whinnying of his father's horses. Moments later, San Francisco is struck by a tremendous earthquake. As walls...


Fallout

by Todd Strasser

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott's dad is the only one...


The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush

by Barthe DeClements & Dan Andreasen

It's 1898, and Bucky can't wait to get to Alaska to find gold and adventure. But the journey is hard. Bucky, Pa, and Uncle Tanner must face deadly storms, numbing cold, and the Golden Stairs-a grueling six-hour...


Mandy the Outsider: Prelude to World War 2

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1939  Ten-year old Mandy McMichael doesn't fit in at her new school in Seattle. She's very smart, but the "in crowd" teases her so much she decides to play dumb to quiet their taunts. Then there's...


Jennie's War: The Home Front in World War 2

by Bonnie Hinman

Time Period:  July 1943 - June 1944  Ten-year-old Jennie Fleming is doing what she can to help win a war-she's hoeing weeds in her "Victory Garden." In 1944, with the United States battling both Germany and...


Laura's Victory: End of the Second World War

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  July 1944 - Thanksgiving 1945  As the Second World War grinds on, eleven-year-old Laura Edwards hopes and prays for an American victory. Inside her, though, another battle is raging: Originally...


Lizzie and the Redcoat: Stirrings of Revolution in the American Colonies

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period:  Dec. 1764 - May 1766  Tensions simmer in 1765 Boston, home to twelve-year-old Lizzie Murray. Residents of the city are dividing over loyalty to England-and the divisions strike within Lizzie's...


Carrie's Courage: Battling the Forces of Bigotry

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1923  For ten-year-old Carrie Moe, friendship with a Jewish immigrant is perfectly normal. So why are many of her other friends uptight about that? Sadly, in 1924, bigotry is a powerful force...