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1 Historical Fiction What was it like in olden days?

2 What is historical fiction? Simply put, it is a story set in the past. The setting is usually real and is from a historical event or time period. Often, the story contains actual historical people, but the principal characters tend to be fictional. The writer is attempting to capture the manners and social conditions of the time period. Details of the time or historical event are also very important. Point of view in the story may be different from most historical textbook accounts.

3 Authors to Watch For Laurie Halse Anderson Joseph Bruchac James and Lincoln Collier Kathleen Duey Sid Fleischman Jean Fritz Gloria Houston Louis LAmour Carolyn Meyer Walter Dean Myer Joan Lowery Nixon Gary Paulsen Ann Rinaldi G. Clifton Wisler

4 Series to Watch For American Diaries (Girls) Dear America My Name is America (Guys) My America

5 Websites for Historical Fiction tml tml ncedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%2 0Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog: Resource Lists ncedsearchredirectorform.do?l2m=Library%2 0Search&tm=TopLevelCatalog

6 How to Search for Historical Fiction Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers – Vietnamese Conflict, Fiction – African AmericansFiction Sunrise over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers – Iraq War, 2003Fiction – War stories – WarFiction Briar Rose by Jane Yolen – Sleeping Beauty (Tale)--Adaptations--Fairy Tales--Holocaust, Jewish, Fiction Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliott – World War, Underground movementsFiction – Historical fiction Mountain Valor by Gloria Houston – Unites StatesHistoryCivil War, Fiction Candy Bombers by Robert Elmer – Christian lifeFiction – Berlin (Germany)History , BlockadeFiction Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac – United StatesMarine CorpsIndian TroopsFiction

7 Books Featured Today Storm Warriors by Elisa Carbone Private Captain: A Story of Gettysburg by Marty Crisp Agnes May Gleason: Walsenburg, Colorado, 1933 by Kathleen Duey Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliott The Journal of James Edmond Pease a Civil War Union Soldier, virginia 1863 by Jim Murphy West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi, New York to Idaho Territory, 1883 by Jim Murphy Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi


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