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Historical Fiction: United States
These wonderful stories tell about life in the United States from Colonial times to the 1970s.
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UNITED STATES
  Cover Art: Chains Anderson, Laurie Halse
Chains
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
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  Cover Art: Precious Bones Ashley-Hollinger, Mika
Precious Bones
In 1949 in the Florida Everglades, a ten-year-old girl called Bones, whose father is part Miccosukee Indian, tries to discover what really happened when he is accused of two murders and sent to jail.
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  Cover Art: Hard Gold : The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 a Tale of the Old West Avi
Hard Gold : The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 a Tale of the Old West
12–year-old Early Whittcomb joins a wagon train heading for the gold fields near Pike's Peak in 1858 to search for his 19-year-old uncle and best friend, Jesse who left for Colorado to find enough gold to pay the mortgage and save the family farm.
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  Cover Art: The Seer of Shadows Avi
The Seer of Shadows
In New York City in 1872, 14-year-old Horace, a photographer's apprentice, becomes entangled in a plot to create fraudulent spirit photographs. When Horace accidentally frees the real ghost of a dead girl bent on revenge, his life takes a frightening turn.
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  Cover Art: Night Running : How James Escaped with the Help of his Faithful Dog Carbone, Elisa Lynn
Night Running : How James Escaped with the Help of his Faithful Dog
A runaway slave makes a daring escape to freedom with the help of his faithful hunting dog, Zeus. Based on the true story of James Smith's journey from Virginia to Ohio in the mid-1800s.
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  Cover Art: Ghost Hawk Cooper, Susan
Ghost Hawk
At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.
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  Cover Art: The Mighty Miss Malone Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Mighty Miss Malone
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.
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  Cover Art: The Sacrifice Duble, Kathleen Benner
The Sacrifice
In 1692 two sisters, age ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts. Their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom while they await trial in a miserable prison.
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  Cover Art: Chickadee Erdrich, Louise
Chickadee
In 1866, Omakayas's son Chickadee is kidnapped by two ne'er-do-well brothers from his own tribe and must make a daring escape, forge unlikely friendships, and set out on an exciting and dangerous journey to get back home.
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  Cover Art: Seeing Red Erskine, Kathryn
Seeing Red
When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.
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  Cover Art: Meet Rebecca : an American Girl Greene, Jacqueline Dembar
Meet Rebecca : an American Girl
In 1914 New York City, nine-year-old Rebecca is determined to show her family that she is old enough to light the Shabbos candles and go to the movies.
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  Cover Art: Boston Jane Holm, Jennifer L.
Boston Jane
Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory.
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  Cover Art: Weedflower Kadohata, Cynthia
Weedflower
With remarkable insight and clarity, the Newbery Medal-winning author of "Kira-Kira" explores an important and painful topic through the eyes of a young Japanese-American girl living in California just as the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor.
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  Cover Art: Rifles for Watie Keith, Harold
Rifles for Watie
The story of Jeff Bussey, a farm boy living in 1861, who joins the Union army and goes on an important mission to discover how Stand Watie and his Confederate Cherokee rebels are receiving repeating rifles from northern manufacturers.
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  Cover Art: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Kelly, Jacqueline
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.
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  Cover Art: The Lost Kingdom Kirby, Matthew J.
The Lost Kingdom
On the eve of the French and Indian War, Billy Bartram and his naturalist father travel into the American wilderness in an airship--pursued by a party of French soldiers and haunted by a terrifying bear-wolf--on a quest to find the lost kingdom of the Welsh prince Madoc.
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  Cover Art: The Friendship Doll Larson, Kirby
The Friendship Doll
Throughout the twentieth century, Miss Kanagawa, one of fifty-eight dolls made to serve as ambassadors from Japan to the United States, travels the country learning to love while changing the lives of those who need her.
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  Cover Art: Ben and Me : A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written By his Good Mouse Amos Lawson, Robert
Ben and Me : A New and Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin as Written By his Good Mouse Amos
Benjamin Franklin's companion, Amos the mouse, recounts how he was responsible for Franklin's inventions and discoveries.
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  Cover Art: The Lions of Little Rock Levine, Kristin
The Lions of Little Rock
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
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  Cover Art: Black Duck Lisle, Janet Taylor
Black Duck
Years afterwards, Ruben Hart tells the story of how, in 1929 Newport, Rhode Island, his family and his best friend's family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade.
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