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Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1945-1950s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

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    Listening for Leroy

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    Listening for Leroy

    Hearne, Betsy Gould.

    Growing up in rural Alabama in the 1950s, ten-year-old Alice has no one to talk to but Leroy, the black farm hand, but when Alice's doctor father moves the family to Tennessee, she has trouble fitting in and she sorely misses Leroy.

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    My Louisiana sky

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    My Louisiana sky

    Holt, Kimberly Willis.

    Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

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    Kira-Kira

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    Kira-Kira

    Kadohata, Cynthia.

    Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

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    The giant-slayer

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    The giant-slayer

    Lawrence, Iain, 1955-

    When her eight-year-old neighbor is stricken with polio in 1955, eleven-year-old Laurie discovers that there is power in her imagination as she weaves a story during her visits with him and other patients confined to iron lung machines.

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    When the sergeant came marching home

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    When the sergeant came marching home

    Lemna, Don, 1936-

    When his father returns from the war in 1946, a ten year old boy and his family move from their home in a Montana town to an old, run-down farm in the middle of nowhere where they work hard trying to make ends meet.

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    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

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    In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson

    Lord, Bette.

    In 1947, a Chinese child comes to Brooklyn where she becomes Americanized at school, in her apartment building, and by her love for baseball.

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    A friendship for today

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    A friendship for today

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    Twelve-year-old Rosemary Patterson learns that she will be attending an all-white school in the fall; but when her best friend is diagnosed with polio, she must face the first day of school alone.

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    Walking to the bus-rider blues

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    Walking to the bus-rider blues

    Robinet, Harriette.

    Twelve-year-old Alfa Merryfield, his older sister, and their grandmother struggle for rent money, food, and their dignity as they participate in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott in the summer of 1956.

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    The road to Memphis

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    The road to Memphis

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    Sadistically teased by two white boys in 1940's rural Mississippi, a black youth severely injures one of the boys with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.

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    Belle Prater's boy

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    Belle Prater's boy

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives.

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    Little Audrey

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    Little Audrey

    White, Ruth, 1942-

    In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

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    Bat 6

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    Bat 6

    Wolff, Virginia Euwer.

    In small town, post-World War Oregon, twenty-one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girl's bigotry comes to the surface.

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    The red rose box

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    The red rose box

    Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.)

    In 1953, Leah Hopper dreams of leaving the poverty and segregation of her home in Sulphur, Louisiana, and when Aunt Olivia sends train tickets to Los Angeles as part of her tenth birthday present, Leah gets a first taste of freedom.

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