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Historical Fiction for Grades K-
After her father must flee the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 due to his belief in Indian rights and religious freedom, Mary Williams worries she'll never see him again.
Based on an experience he had as a child at a Blacks Only drinking fountain, the author explores segregation in the South.
Peppe the Lamplighter
Peppe is so young that the only job he can get is lighting street lamps in Little Italy.
An African American pioneer family faces great hardship in their Kansas dugout.
It took lots of people with all kinds of different jobs to build the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge.
Train to Somewhere
Traveling westward with thirteen other orphans, Marianne hopes to find a family to care for her.
George Washington's Teeth
Find out the true story of our first president's chompers in this funny rhyming tale.
The Josefina Story Quilt
Though Josefina the hen is too old to lay eggs, she is useful on the long trip West.
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel
When Miss Bridie comes to America in 1856, she uses the shovel she brings with her throughout all the years of her life in a new land.
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!
Amelia Bloomer was NOT a proper lady -
Boxes for Katje
Dutch village during the hard times after WWII.
The Cats in Krasinski Square
Cats play an amazing role in helping Jews in Warsaw smuggle food to their families and friends who live behind the high wall of the Ghetto.
Under the Quilt of Night
Runaway slaves encounter many dangers, and some kindnesses, following the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family
What was it really like to be kidnapped as a girl in Africa and brought to America to become a slave?
Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails
When a family leaves Missouri, they have to ride on their covered wagon over mountains and through rivers to reach California.
Experience a family's hardship as they journey from their homeland in a small ship over stormy waters to start life anew in America in 1600.
Henry's Freedom Box
Henry packs himself in a box and mails himself out of slavery and into freedom.
Nine for California
Five kids, four adults, and Mama's mysterious bag on a stagecoach for 21 days.
Fire at the Triangle Factory
Two girls working in a factory barely escape the deadly fire of 1911.
McCully, Emily Arnold
Mirette on the High Wire
In 19th century Paris, Mirette dreams of walking the tightrope.
McKissack, Patricia C.
Goin' Someplace Special
There is one place in 'Tricia Ann's city where people of all races are welcome, and she's going there today.
The Drinking Gourd
Tommy breaks the law to help slaves escape to freedom on the undergound railroad.
Monique doesn't know that her mother is hiding a family of Jews from the Nazis until she is visited one night by the daughter, Sevrine.
How is it possible to love one country so much, and be so homesick for another?
Turner, Ann Warner
Dust for Dinner
After the dust storms of the 1930s destroy their farm, Jake and his family move from Oklahoma to California.
Dad, Jackie, and Me
For a young boy and his deaf father, Jackie Robinson is the most important part of the 1947 baseball season.
In the summer of 1964, historic national events are seen through the eyes of two best friends, John Henry and Joe.