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Historical Fiction/20th Century : By Author : m


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Black Angels

By: Rita Murphy

A powerful look at race and family at the dawn of the civil rights movement.Eleven-year-old Celli's summer begins the usual way -- her mother leaves for a month's vacation in Atlanta and Sophie the baby-sitter...

The Secrets of Tree Taylor

By: Dandi Daley Mackall

Thirteen-year-old Tree Taylor has two goals for the summer of '63:  1. Experience her first real kiss. A kiss delivered by a boy. A boy who is not related to her. A kiss worth writing about. 2....

Shackleton's Stowaway

By: Victoria McKernan

On October 26, 1914, Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance set sail from Buenos Aires in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in exploration: the crossing of the Antarctic continent. The crew stood on deck...


The Tin Snail

By: Cameron McAllister

"Half-silly, half-serious and full of human interest."--The Wall Street JournalGet ready for a wild ride with this classic and fun World War II adventure about a boy who helps invent a car the Nazis would...

Over the River

By: Sharelle Byars Moranville

EVER SINCE HER mother died five years ago, 11-year-old Willa Mae Clarke is happy living with her grandparents. Still, she’s curious about her father and wonders if he’ll come home now that...

The Pushcart War

By: Jean Merrill

The pushcarts have declared war!  New York City's streets are clogged with huge, rude trucks that park where they want, hold up traffic, and bulldoze into anything that is in their way, and the...


Aliens are Coming!

By: Meghan McCarthy

A picture-book account of one of the most famous pieces of radio history!* “Sandwiched between a look at Depression-era radios and a set of fanciful period advertisements, McCarthy delivers a semi-serious...

Aliens Are Coming!

By: Meghan McCarthy

It was an ordinary night in October of 1938 until a news bulletin interrupted the dance music on CBS radio–aliens were invading the United States! Meghan McCarthy’s hilarious Aliens Are Coming!...

Devil on My Heels

By: Joyce McDonald

It’s 1959 in Benevolence, Florida, and life is as sweet as a Valencia orange for 15-year-old Dove Alderman. Whether she’s sipping cherry Cokes with her girlfriends and listening to the Everly...


Resources

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

Book Talk
 
Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

BOOK TALK
This beautifully-written story takes place in France at the beginning of World War II.  Gustave and his parents live in Paris as the Germans are beginning to take over France. They choose...

Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
illustrated by: R.G Roth

A New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book

Brewster is excited about starting first grade . . . until Mama announces...

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