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Historical Fiction. What is Historical Fiction? Realistic fiction set in a time far enough away from the present to be considered history. Story is imaginary.

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1 Historical Fiction

2 What is Historical Fiction? Realistic fiction set in a time far enough away from the present to be considered history. Story is imaginary but within the realm of possibility and constructed around actual historical facts. Brings history to life by putting appealing child characters in accurately described historical settings. Tells stories of characters’ everyday lives as well as their triumphs and failures. Makes history more real and more memorable.

3 In 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson secretly takes over as the teacher when the one-room schoolhouse in her remote Colorado area closes unexpectedly. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.1 Point Value: 3.0

4 In wartime Brooklyn in 1943, eleven-year-old Howie Crispers mounts a campaign to save his favorite teacher from being fired. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 3.6 Point Value: 4.0

5 In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.3 Point Value: 3.0

6 When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year- old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity helps her family and neighbors survive. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.3 Point Value: 5.0

7 A fictionalized account of the Pakistani child who escaped from bondage in a carpet factory and went on to help liberate other children like him before being gunned down at the age of thirteen. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1 Point Value: 4.0

8 Rifka, a young Jewish girl, writes to her cousin, chronicling her family's experiences fleeing Russia in 1919, and her own trials after being left in Belgium on her own while the others emigrate to America. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.2 Point Value: 4.0

9 Story of an African- American family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s, whose children do not understand the prejudice and discrimination aimed at them. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.7 Point Value: 10.0

10 In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5 Point Value: 4.0

11 As English armies invade Scotland in 1306, eleven-year- old Princess Marjorie, daughter of the newly crowned Scottish king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Longshanks and held in a cage on public display. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9 Point Value: 9.0

12 Thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage and must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's customs or find the courage to oppose tradition. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.3 Point Value: 5.0

13 In 1886 in Alabama, an eleven-year-old African American girl and her family befriend and give refuge to a runaway Apache boy. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9 Point Value: 4.0

14 The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African- American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Point Value: 8.0

15 Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Point Value: 8.0

16 Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard- pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9 Point Value: 5.0

17 Thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago in 1893 to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Point Value: 4.0

18 When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 3.4 Point Value: 1.0

19 Sequel to: Sarah, plain and tall. When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 3.2 Point Value: 1.0

20 Dear America Diary Series

21 In her diary, thirteen-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon on the Oregon Trail. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.5 Point Value: 4.0

22 A fictional journal in which eleven-year-old Minnie Swift tells how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.4 Point Value: 5.0

23 Twelve-year-old Amber Billows, upset to be moving once again to follow her father's reporting job, cannot help loving Hawaii, but the peace of her tropical paradise is shattered on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6 Point Value: 3.0

24 Thirteen-year-old C.J. records in a journal the conditions of the Dust Bowl that cause the Jackson family to leave their farm in Oklahoma and make the difficult journey to California, where they find a harsh life as migrant workers. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.7 Point Value: 5.0

25 Thirteen-year-old Madeline's diaries for 1941 and 1942 reveal her experiences living on Long Island during World War II while her father is away in the Navy. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.5 Point Value: 4.0

26 A fictional journal kept by twelve-year-old Augustus Pelletier, the youngest member of Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.6 Point Value: 5.0

27 Twelve-year-old Zippy, a Jewish immigrant from Russia, keeps a diary account of the first eighteen months of her family's life on the Lower East Side of New York City in Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5 Point Value: 4.0

28 Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind. Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9 Point Value: 5.0

29 A diary account of fourteen-year-old Susanna Fairchild's life in 1849, when her father succumbs to gold fever on the way to establish his medical practice in Oregon after losing his wife and money on their steamship journey from New York. Includes a historical note.

30 Read any historical fiction book and complete the book report. Your book report will be due on Thursday, November 18, It will count towards your book goal.


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