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1 Immigration/ Westward Movement/ World War I Historical Fiction Mission Valley Library Media Center Mission Valley Library Media Center For Mrs. Stidham/Mr. Jones 2 nd Quarter, 2009

2 A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery.

3 Fifteen-year-old Artemis journeys from New York City to Tombstone, Arizona, in 1882, to avenge the murder of his uncle.

4 Shane rides into a Wyoming valley in 1889 and becomes involved in a feud between big cattle dealers and homesteaders.

5 Thirteen-year-old Dina emigrates from Germany to America in 1871 wishing only to return home as soon as she can; however, as the months pass, she begins to adjust to living with her uncle and his family in Brooklyn.

6 In 1902 fifteen-year- old Rose travels from Ireland to join family members in Chicago, where she must use all her resources to deal with her father's drinking and her brothers' dangerous involvement in politics.

7 In 1902 sixteen-year- old Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds herself frustrated by the restrictions placed on what girls of her age are expected or allowed to do.

8 Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

9 Depicts the experiences of a group of young German soldiers fighting and suffering during the last days of World War I.

10 Ellen Wilkins must leave the safety of her home and family as the fighting of World War I threatens their village, placing Ellen close to the danger of the front lines and causing her to fear for her brother's life.

11 In France during World War I, four French children learn about honesty, loyalty, and courage from an English army deserter who tells them a series of stories related to his small, silver donkey charm.

12 Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master.

13 Sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks inherits her uncle's homesteading claim in Montana in 1917 and encounters some unexpected problems related to the war in Europe.

14 An English boy during World War I comes to believe that the battles he enacts with his toy soldiers control the war his father is fighting on the front.

15 A fictionalized biography of eighteen-year-old John Kipling, son of writer Rudyard Kipling, who remembers his boyhood and the events leading up to World War I, as he lies dying on a battlefield in France.

16 Having always been able to know when someone is going to die, Alexandra poses as a nurse to go to France during World War I to locate her brother and to try to save him from the fate she has foreseen for him.

17 Marta, a young Armenian refugee, survives the Armenian genocide in Turkey during World War I, and disguises herself as a Muslim in order to locate her betrothed and her sister, who were sold into slavery.

18 While vacationing over the course of several summers in Austria, French siblings Guy and Sarah Masson become best friends with a German boy, until the outbreak of World War I puts them on opposing sides.

19 In 1918, caring for her family's homing pigeons while her father is away fighting in World War I, twelve-year-old Pam comes to suspect that a mysterious stranger in her small North Carolina town is a German spy.

20 For as long as she can remember, Flora Gauld has lived in Taiwan, but now her family is going home to Canada, a place she has only seen in pictures. After a while she begins to feel at home, but then her parents explain that they must go back to Taiwan where they work as missionaries, and Flora will be left behind with her aunt and uncle. Then the Great War begins, and her world is turned upside down.

21 After the death of his beloved older brother Hector in World War I, sixteen-year-old Edward leaves the family farm in Canada to enlist in Hector's battalion, where he attempts to come to terms with what has happened.


23 Borderlands Borderlands By Peter Carter In the spring of 1871, thirteen-year-old Ben Curtis and his older brother, Bo, are forced to leave their land in Clement County, Texas, and find work on a cattle drive heading for Abilene.

24 Sarah risks her life to clear her murdered father's name and expose big time criminal activity in the lawless mining town of Leadville. Sequel to "High Trail to Danger."  A Deadly Promise By Joan Lowery Nixon

25 In 1879 seventeen- year-old Sarah travels from Chicago to the violent town of Leadtown, Colorado, to locate her missing father, but she finds that the mention of his name brings her strange looks and an attempt on her life.  High Trail to Danger By Joan Lowery Nixon

26 Jo and the Bandit Jo and the Bandit By Willo Davis Roberts A young Yankee drummer boy displays En route to stay with her uncle in Texas in the late 1860s, twelve-year-old Jo experiences a stagecoach robbery and becomes involved with a reluctant young outlaw aiming to change his ways.

27 Buffalo Gal Buffalo Gal By Bill Wallace Amanda's refined life is disrupted when she accompanies her mother to the Oklahoma Territory on a crusade to save the buffalo.

28 Book Annotations taken from Follett Titlewave and Johnson County Public Library

29 In 1919 New Hampshire, Jeremy "Trouble" Chance leaves home after a disagreement with his father, heading off to Boston to meet the ship bringing his brother home from World War I, and discovers his potential to be more than just a troublemaker.

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