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Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1600's-1700's

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on September 22, 2008

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    The fifth of March

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    The fifth of March [a story of the Boston Massacre]

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.

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    The winter people

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    The winter people

    Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

    Fourteen-year-old Saxso, a member of the Abenaki tribe in Canada, embarks on a dangerous rescue mission when his mother and two younger sisters are taken hostage during an attack by the British on their unprotected village in 1759.

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    Enemy in the fort

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    Enemy in the fort

    Buckey, Sarah Masters, 1955-

    In 1754, with her own parents taken captive, twelve-year-old Rebecca must confront her fear and hatred of the Abenaki when a boy raised by members of that tribe is brought to the fort at Charleston, New Hampshire, just before a series of thefts occurs.

    Due 08/30/19

    Fiction (Chapterbooks) - ElementaryFiction (Chapterbooks) - Elementary

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    Virginia bound

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    Virginia bound

    Butler, Amy, 1968-

    Thirteen-year-old orphaned beggar Rob Brackett is kidnapped from the streets of London and taken to the New World for a cruel tobacco farmer master, who also owns a Pamunkey Native American girl named Mattoume.

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    Blood on the river

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    Blood on the river : James Town 1607

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    Traveling to the New World in 1606 as the page to Captain John Smith, twelve-year-old orphan Samuel Collier settles in the new colony of James Town, where he must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe.

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    Crispus Attucks

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    Crispus Attucks : Black leader of colonial patriots

    Millender, Dharathula H.

    Focuses on the youth of the Massachusetts slave who, after joining the colonial patriots in their struggle for freedom, was the first man to die in the American Revolution.

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    Abigail Adams

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    Abigail Adams : girl of colonial days

    Wagoner, Jean Brown, 1896-

    A biography focusing on the childhood of the parson's daughter who became the wife of our second president.

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    The corn raid

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    The corn raid : a story of the Jamestown Settlement

    Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

    Richard Ayre travels to America to become an indentured servant in the Jamestown Colony, where he befriends an Native American boy who teaches him an important lesson about friendship.

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    My brother Sam is dead

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    My brother Sam is dead

    Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

    Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.

    Overdue

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    The ransom of Mercy Carter

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    The ransom of Mercy Carter

    Cooney, Caroline B.

    In 1704, in the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts, eleven-year-old Mercy and her family and neighbors are captured by Mohawk Indians and their French allies, and forced to march through bitter cold to French Canada, where some adapt to new lives and some still hope to be ransomed.

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    Our strange new land

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    Our strange new land

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

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    The starving time

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    The starving time

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Nine-year-old Elizabeth keeps a journal of her experiences in the New World as she encounters Indians, suffers hunger and the death of friends, and helps her father build their first home.

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    A journey to the New World

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    A journey to the New World : the diary of Remember Patience Whipple

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on the Mayflower in 1620 and their first year in the New World.

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    Standing in the light

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    Standing in the light : the captive diary of Catherine Carey Logan

    Osborne, Mary Pope.

    A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

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    The journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, a pilgrim boy

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    The journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce, a pilgrim boy

    Rinaldi, Ann

    A fourteen-year-old indentured servant keeps a journal of his experiences on the Mayflower and during the building of Plymouth in 1620 and 1621.

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    Love thy neighbor

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    Love thy neighbor : the Tory diary of Prudence Emerson

    Turner, Ann Warren.

    In Green Marsh, Massachusetts, in 1774, thirteen-year-old Prudence keeps a diary of the troubles she and her family face as Tories surrounded by American patriots at the start of the American Revolution.

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    Giles and Metacom

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    Giles and Metacom : a story of Plimoth and the Wampanoag

    Dell, Pamela.

    In 1621, eleven-year-old Giles becomes suspicious of a Wampanoag who keeps slipping in and out of Plimoth Colony's storehouse and determines to follow him to discover why.

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    The sacrifice

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    The sacrifice

    Duble, Kathleen Benner.

    Two sisters, aged ten and twelve, are accused of witchcraft in Andover, Massachusetts, in 1692 and await trial in a miserable prison while their mother desperately searches for some way to obtain their freedom.

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    Johnny Tremain : a novel for old & young

    Forbes, Esther.

    After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.

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    Salem witch

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    Salem witch

    Hermes, Patricia.

    Contains two stories in which George Corwin and Elizabeth Putnam, young friends living during the Salem witch trials, share their individual perspectives on the events.

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    A killing in Plymouth Colony

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    A killing in Plymouth Colony

    Hurst, Carol Otis.

    In Plymouth Colony in the 1630s, John continually disappoints his father, Governor William Bradford, during a difficult time as the colony faces its first murder and subsequent trial.

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    Worlds apart

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    Worlds apart

    Karr, Kathleen.

    In 1670, soon after arriving in the Carolinas with a group of colonists from England, fifteen-year-old Christopher West befriends a young Sewee Indian, Asha-po, and learns some hard lessons about survival, slavery, and friendship.

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    The whispering rod

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    The whispering rod : a tale of old Massachusetts : a novel

    Kelley, Nancy, 1955-

    In 1659, fourteen-year-old Hannah Pryor is troubled by the persecution of Quakers by Puritan Boston's leading citizens, one of whom is her father, especially after learning of her deceased mother's friendship with a Quaker woman.

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    Trouble's daughter

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    Trouble's daughter : the story of Susanna Hutchinson, Indian captive

    Kirkpatrick, Katherine.

    When her family is massacred by Lenape Indians in 1643, nine-year-old Susanna, daughter of Anne Hutchinson, is captured and raised as a Lenape.

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    My Lady Pocahontas

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    My Lady Pocahontas : a novel

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    Nuttagwon, daughter of a minor Pamunkey chief, is still a girl when Pocahontas's vision of peace between their people and the newly-arrived English colonists bonds the two in a lifelong friendship as they work together to make the vision a reality.

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    A break with charity

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    A break with charity : a story about the Salem witch trials

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    While waiting for a church meeting in 1706, Susanna English, daughter of a wealthy Salem merchant, recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft that tore her village apart in 1692.

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    The color of fire

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    The color of fire : a novel

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Phoebe, a slave in the Philipse household in colonial New York, must decide on the right course of action when her friend Cuffee is implicated in a reputed slave uprising.

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    The fifth of March

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    The fifth of March [a story of the Boston Massacre]

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh, an indentured servant in the Boston household of John and Abigail Adams, is caught up in the colonists' unrest that eventually escalates into the massacre of March 5, 1770.

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    Hang a thousand trees with ribbons

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    Hang a thousand trees with ribbons : the story of Phillis Wheatley

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    A fictionalized biography of the eighteenth-century African woman who, as a child, was brought to New England to be a slave, and after publishing her first poem when a teenager, gained renown throughout the colonies as an important African-American poet.

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    Or give me death

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    Or give me death : a novel of Patrick Henry's family

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    With their father away most of the time advocating independence for the American colonies, the children of Patrick Henry try to raise themselves, manage the family plantation, and care for their mentally ill mother.

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    The second bend in the river

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    The second bend in the river

    Rinaldi, Ann.

    In 1798 Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and later develops a deep friendship with him.

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    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

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    Weetamoo, heart of the Pocassets

    Smith, Patricia Clark.

    The 1653-1654 diary of a fourteen-year-old Pocasset Indian girl, destined to become a leader of her tribe, describes how her life changes with the seasons, after a ritual fast she undertakes, and with her tribe's interaction with the English "Coat-men" of the nearby Plymouth Colony.

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    Journey to Jamestown

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    Journey to Jamestown

    Ruby, Lois.

    Elias comes to the new world, apprenticed to a barber-surgeon in Jamestown Colony, and when he arrives he meets Sacahocan, a Pamunkee Indian in training to be a medicine woman. Includes two stories, one from each character's perspective.

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Speare, Elizabeth George

    Massachusetts colonists accuse innocent young woman of witchcraft

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    Calico captive

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    Calico captive

    Speare, Elizabeth George.

    An Englishwoman, Miriam Willard, becomes a captive during the French and Indian War in 1754. After a harrowing march north to Montreal she discovers a city filled with the intrigue of war.

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    The witch of Blackbird Pond

    Speare, Elizabeth George.

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