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Historical Fiction Starring Girls

The Secret School by Avi (1925—Colorado)

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman (California Gold Rush)

Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman (Medieval England)

Morning Girl by Michael Dorris (1492—Bahamas)

The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle (1851--Cuba)

The Birchbark House and The Porcupine Year  by Louise Erdrich (1840’s & 1850’s—Minnesota)

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Great Depression—Oklahoma)

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (1899—Texas)

Dancing Through Fire by Kathryn Lasky (Franco-Prussian War)

The Last Girls of Pompeii by Kathryn Lasky (Ancient Rome)

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord (1947—Brooklyn)

Betsy-Tacy by Maude Hart Lovelace (1890’s—small town Minnesota)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Danish resistance during WWII)

The Day of the Pelican by Katherine Paterson (Kosovo War)

Fair Weather by Richard Peck (1893—Chicago World’s Fair)

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (1938-1939—small town Illinois)

From the Polish-American Girls series by Anne Pellowski:

                Winding Valley Farm: Annie’s Story (1909—Wisconsin)

Stairstep Farm: Anna Rose’s Story (late 1930’s—Wisconsin)

Willow Wind Farm: Betsy’s Story (1960’s—Wisconsin)


Celeste’s Harlem Renaissance by Eleanora Tate (North Carolina\Harlem during Harlem Renaissance)

Maroo of the Winter Caves by Ann Turnbull (Ice Age Europe)

My Guardian Angel by Sylvie Weil (Crusades—France)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (1967—Oakland, California)

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan (British East Africa\England between the World Wars)

My Name is Sally Little Song by Brenda Woods (Slavery\Seminoles)

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