Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Historical Fiction

We have just added some new Historical Fiction titles to the children's collection. If you are a fan of Historical Fiction or are just looking for something new, give these titles a shot!
Jefferson's Sons
By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Beverly, Harriet, Madison, and Eston are Thomas Jefferson's children, but their mother is a slave, so they must keep their father's identity secret. They get special treatment--better work, better shoes, even violin lessons--but they are still slaves. Their father has promised to set them all free when each turns twenty-one. Some of them are light-skinned enough that they will be able to enter white society--and thereby turn their backs on home forever. Others won't have that option. So just what did their father mean when he wrote all men are created equal?
R My Name is Rachel
By: Patricia Reilly Giff
It's 1936 and twelve-year-old Rachel's family doesn't have two nickels to rub together. Rachel lives in the city with her Pop and her younger brother and sister. Rachel's mother died long ago and Pop needs a job. His search for work lands the family on a farm upstate, in North Lake. But times are hard here, too--the school and the library are closed. When Pop's job takes him away from home for a while, Rachel is determined that she and her siblings will do just fine on the farm without him.
The Lions of Little Rock
By: Kristen Levine
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
By: Barbara Wright
In 1898, Moses Thomas's summer vacation does not go exactly as planned as he contends with family problems and the ever-changing alliances among his friends at the same time as he is exposed to the escalating tension between the African-American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.

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