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Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1960s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

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    The Watsons go to Birmingham--1963

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African-American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963.

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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 rock and the river

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    The rock and the river

    Magoon, Kekla.

    In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African-Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.

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    Here today

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    Here today

    Martin, Ann M., 1955-

    In 1963, when her flamboyant mother abandons the family to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, eleven-year-old Ellie Dingman takes charge of her younger siblings, while also trying to deal with her outcast status in school and frightening acts of prejudice toward the "misfits" that live on her street.

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    Black angels

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    Black angels

    Murphy, Rita.

    The summer of 1961 brings change to eleven-year-old Celli and her town of Mystic, Georgia, when her beloved Sophie becomes involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Celli learns a secret about the father who left her and her family long ago.

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    Criss cross

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    Criss cross

    Perkins, Lynne Rae.

    Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.

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    Yankee girl

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    Yankee girl

    Rodman, Mary Ann.

    When her FBI-agent father is transferred to Jackson, Mississippi, in 1964, eleven-year-old Alice wants to be popular but also wants to reach out to the one black girl in her class in a newly-integrated school.

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    The Wednesday wars

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    The Wednesday wars

    Schmidt, Gary D.

    During the 1967 school year, on Wednesday afternoons when all his classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of value about the world he lives in.

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    The Georges and the Jewels

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    The Georges and the Jewels

    Smiley, Jane.

    Seventh-grader Abby Lovitt grows up on her family's California horse ranch in the 1960s, learning to train the horses her father sells and trying to reconcile her strict religious upbringing with her own ideas about life.

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    One crazy summer

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    One crazy summer

    Williams-Garcia, Rita.

    In the summer of 1968, after traveling 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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