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Genre Walk Historical Fiction. CHARACTERS Behave in realistic ways Behave in realistic ways All characters may be fictional All characters may be fictional.

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1 Genre Walk Historical Fiction

2 CHARACTERS Behave in realistic ways Behave in realistic ways All characters may be fictional All characters may be fictional Some may be real and others are fictional Some may be real and others are fictional The person may be fictitious but based on a person who actually lived. The person may be fictitious but based on a person who actually lived.

3 SETTING Setting is most important element Setting is most important element Time – an authentic (real) period in history Time – an authentic (real) period in history Place – a real historical place Place – a real historical place

4 PLOT Based on real events that are mixed with fictional events. Based on real events that are mixed with fictional events. Events make sense to the time period Events make sense to the time period

5 Historical Fiction Fever, Laurie Halse Anderson. (MS) A deadly epidemic sweeps through Philadelphia where sixteen-year-old Mattie Cook watches her bustling city steadily descend into a devastating nightmare. Fever, Laurie Halse Anderson. (MS) A deadly epidemic sweeps through Philadelphia where sixteen-year-old Mattie Cook watches her bustling city steadily descend into a devastating nightmare.

6 Historical Fiction The Shakespeare Stealer. Gary L. Blackwood. (MS) An orphan named Widge is sent to the Globe Theater by his master to steal the script of Shakespeare’s newest play but once there, he finds it difficult to betray his new friends in the acting troupe. The Shakespeare Stealer. Gary L. Blackwood. (MS) An orphan named Widge is sent to the Globe Theater by his master to steal the script of Shakespeare’s newest play but once there, he finds it difficult to betray his new friends in the acting troupe.

7 Historical Fiction Out of the Dust. Karen Hesse. (MS/HS) An unforgettable account of life during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, told through the poetic voice of Billy Jo, a fourteen-year-old girl. Out of the Dust. Karen Hesse. (MS/HS) An unforgettable account of life during the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, told through the poetic voice of Billy Jo, a fourteen-year-old girl.

8 Historical Fiction Jason's Gold. Will Hobbs. (MS) Upon hearing of the discovery of gold in the Yukon Territory, fifteen-year-old Jason sets off by himself to join the Gold Rush. Jason's Gold. Will Hobbs. (MS) Upon hearing of the discovery of gold in the Yukon Territory, fifteen-year-old Jason sets off by himself to join the Gold Rush.

9 Historical Fiction Our only May Amelia. Jennifer L. Holm. (MS) Twelve-year-old May Amelia Jackson would rather explore the frontier of Washington state with her seven brothers than to behave in the ladylike manner expected by her parents. Our only May Amelia. Jennifer L. Holm. (MS) Twelve-year-old May Amelia Jackson would rather explore the frontier of Washington state with her seven brothers than to behave in the ladylike manner expected by her parents.

10 Historical Fiction The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn. Dorothy Hoobler & Thomas Hoobler. (MS) After witnessing a robbery, fourteen-year-old Seikei is taken under the wing of Judge Ooka, and together, they work to discover the culprit. The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn. Dorothy Hoobler & Thomas Hoobler. (MS) After witnessing a robbery, fourteen-year-old Seikei is taken under the wing of Judge Ooka, and together, they work to discover the culprit. Dave at Night. Gail Carson Levine (MS) Dave secretly escapes the dreary world of his New York City orphanage each night to explore the art, music and culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Dave at Night. Gail Carson Levine (MS) Dave secretly escapes the dreary world of his New York City orphanage each night to explore the art, music and culture of the Harlem Renaissance.

11 Historical Fiction Soldier’s Heart. Gary Paulsen. (MS) The horrors of war are seen through the eyes of Charlie Goddard, a fifteen-year-old farm boy from Minnesota who volunteers for the Union Army. Soldier’s Heart. Gary Paulsen. (MS) The horrors of war are seen through the eyes of Charlie Goddard, a fifteen-year-old farm boy from Minnesota who volunteers for the Union Army. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break. Lensey Namioka. (MS/HS) Ailin’s rebellious nature leads her to defy the oppressive Chinese tradition of foot binding and alters the course of her young life. Ties that Bind, Ties that Break. Lensey Namioka. (MS/HS) Ailin’s rebellious nature leads her to defy the oppressive Chinese tradition of foot binding and alters the course of her young life.


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