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Middle School Ideas For Historical Fiction
Alex and Eliza by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC De La
When Alex and Eliza meet one fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
Inside Out and Back Again by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive FIC Lai
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
The Lions of Little Rock by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Lev
Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.
Outrun the Moon by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Lee
On the eve of the San Fransisco Earthquake of 1906, Mercy Wong--daughter of Chinese immigrants--is struggling to hold her own among the spoiled heiresses at prestigious St. Clare's School. When tragedy strikes, everyone must band together to survive.
Wolf Hollow by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Wol
Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what's right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran.
Upper School Ideas For Historical Fiction
The Book Thief by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Zus
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Code Name Verity by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Wei
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
Girl in the Blue Coat by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl.
Salt to the Sea by
Call Number: Sora OverDrive & FIC Sep
As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war's final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull.