Read Some Historical Fiction

November 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

There are so many great historical fiction books that take place in times and communities that you might not know much about! Check out one of these books and take a step back in time…

outrunmoon Outrun the Moon
YA FIC LEE
In 1906 Chinatown, Mercy is determined to break from poverty. Using her cunning, she gains entry to finishing school. When the San Francisco earthquake strikes, Mercy rallies her class to help in the aftermath.
nightdivided A Night Divided
YA FIC NIELSEN
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Gerta and her mother are trapped on the Eastern side, while her father is in the West. Four years later, Gerta sees her father on the Western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life to tunnel to freedom.
boytopmountain The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
YA FIC BOYNE
Orphaned Pierrot moves in with his aunt, a servant in a wealthy Austrian home – the home of Adolph Hitler.
hiredgirl The Hired Girl
YA FIC SCHLITZ
Over the summer of 1911, farm girl Joan seeks a new, better life in the hopes that a hired girl cooking and cleaning for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of – a woman with a future.
saltsea Salt to the Sea
YA FIC SEPETYS
When tragedy strikes a ship bound for safe waters during WWII, the refugees aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff must fight for survival. Based on the true but little-known story of one of history’s most tragic maritime disasters.
blackdove Black Dove White Raven
YA FIC WEIN
Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms.
chains Chains
YA FIC ANDERSON
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
warwithinthesewalls The War Within These Walls
YA FIC SAX
Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during WWII, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.
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