Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Historical Fiction

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Victoria (Tory) Blaisdell longs to live a life as adventurous and independent as that of her heroin...

Almond, David.

It's 1918, and war is everywhere. John's father is fighting in the trenches far away in F...

Behar, Ruth.

In 1938, eleven-year-old Esther joins her father in tropical, multicultural Cuba, where they toil to...

Conkling, Winifred.

At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki Munemitsu and her family are sent ...

Cooke, Joanna

Floy Hutchings, nearly twelve, struggles against the expectations of 1876 society as she fights to ...

Doeden, Matt.

This book explores various perspectives surrounding the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War. Readers...

Jackson, Linda Williams.

In Stillwater, Mississippi, in 1955, thirteen-year-old African American Rose Lee Carter looks to he...

Krishnaswami, Uma.

"Nine-year-old Maria Singh learns to play softball just like her heroes in the All-American Gi...

Mann, Jennifer Ann.

"Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington's Co...

McManis, Charlene Willing.

When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to L...

Messner, Kate.

This time Ranger, the time-travelling Golden retriever finds himself transported to the deck of the...

Park, Linda Sue.

In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistanc...

Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs fr...

Preus, Margi.

In the 1940s, remote Les Lauzes, France, houses Jews, unregistered foreigners, forgers, and others ...

Raum, Elizabeth.

"In You Choose format, explores the Revolutionary War from the perspectives of spies on both t...

Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go wor...

Shabazz, Ilyasah.

Raised by her aunt until she is six, Betty, who will later marry Malcolm X, joins her mother and st...

Smith, Nikki Shannon.

In 1864 twelve-year-old former slave Charlotte is lucky enough to live on a plantation near Richmon...

Tarshis, Lauren.

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-...

Tingle, Tim.

"Martha Tom knows better than to cross the Bok Chitto River to pick blackberries. The Bok Chit...

Weaver, Lila Quintero.

It is 1970 in Red Grove, Alabama, and at Lu Olivera's school the white kids and black kids sit...

Yep, Laurence.

In the early twentieth century a young Chinese boy joins his father in San Francisco and helps him ...

Tuck, Pamela M.

"A thirteen-year-old African American boy in 1960s Greenville, North Carolina, uses his typing...