Historical Fiction

The downstairs girl book cover

The downstairs girl

Stacey (Stacey Heather) Lee

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Lee Stacey
Historical Fiction, Young Adult

"1890, Atlanta. By day, seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel Caroline Payne, the daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for 'the genteel Southern lady'"--

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This is such a wonderful historical fiction story! I loved learning about the different social classes of 1980's Atlanta! Also, the main character is SO great! -Callie

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One crazy summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

jFICTION Williams-Garcia, Rita
Kids, Historical Fiction

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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One crazy summer

Rita Williams-Garcia

jFICTION Williams-Garcia, Rita
Kids, Historical Fiction

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.

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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell

jFICTION O'Dell, Scott
Kids, Classics, Historical Fiction

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell

jFICTION O'Dell, Scott
Kids, Classics, Historical Fiction

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

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Number the stars

Lois Lowry

jFICTION Lowry, Lois
Kids, Historical Fiction

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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Number the stars

Lois Lowry

jFICTION Lowry, Lois
Kids, Historical Fiction

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

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Inside out & back again

Thanhha Lai

jFICTION Lai, Thanhha
Kids, Historical Fiction, Poetry

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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Inside out & back again

Thanhha Lai

jFICTION Lai, Thanhha
Kids, Historical Fiction, Poetry

Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

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The birchbark house

Louise Erdrich

jFICTION Erdrich, Louise
Kids, Historical Fiction

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

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