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Elementary: Historical Fiction, 1930s

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on August 8, 2011

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    Out of the dust

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    Hes

    Out of the dust : a novel

    Hesse, Karen

    In a series of free-verse poems, fifteen-year-old Billie-Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

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    A long way from Chicago

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    Pec

    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    Sounder

    Armstrong, William Howard, 1914-

    Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder.

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    The Thanksgiving visitor

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    CAP

    The Thanksgiving visitor

    Capote, Truman, 1924-

    A boy recalls his life with an elderly relative in rural Alabama in the 1930s and the lesson she taught him one Thanksgiving Day about dealing with a bully from school.

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    Al Capone does my shirts

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    CHO

    Al Capone does my shirts

    Choldenko, Gennifer, 1957-

    A twelve-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.

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    Bud, not Buddy

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    Bud, not Buddy

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

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    Survival in the storm

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    DEA

    Survival in the storm : the Dust Bowl diary of Grace Edwards

    Janke, Katelan.

    A twelve-year-old girl keeps a journal of her family's and friends' difficult experiences in the Texas panhandle, part of the "Dust Bowl," during the Great Depression. Includes a historical note about life in America in 1935.

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    Francie

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    Francie

    English, Karen.

    When the sixteen-year-old boy whom she tutors in reading is accused of attempting to murder a white man, Francie gets herself in serious trouble for her efforts at friendship.

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    The truth about sparrows

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    HAL

    The truth about sparrows

    Hale, Marian.

    Twelve-year-old Sadie promises that she will always be Wilma's best friend when their families leaves drought-stricken Missouri in 1933, but once in Texas, Sadie learns that she must try to make a new home--and new friends, too.

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    Out of the dust

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    Hes

    Out of the dust : a novel

    Hesse, Karen

    In a series of free-verse poems, fifteen-year-old Billie-Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

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    Turtle in paradise

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    HOL

    Turtle in paradise

    Holm, Jennifer L.

    In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.

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    A year down yonder

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    PEC

    A year down yonder

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

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    Esperanza rising

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    Esperanza rising

    Ryan, Pam Muñoz.

    Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

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    Mississippi bridge

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    Mississippi bridge

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers and then set off across the raging Rosa Lee River.

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    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

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    TAY

    Roll of thunder, hear my cry

    Taylor, Mildred D.

    A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

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    Moon over Manifest

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    Moon over Manifest

    Vanderpool, Clare.

    Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

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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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