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Historical Fiction

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About Lexile Levels

 

Historical Fiction

Anderson -- Chains, Forge

Avi – The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle L740; Crispin

Bruchac – Sacajawea L840

Chibbaro -- Deadly

Collier – My Brother Sam is Dead    L770

Cooney, Caroline B. -- The Ransom of Mercy Carter

Crowe – Mississippi Trial, 1955 (Utah author) -- [Both of Crowe's book about the Emmett Till case are now used in other junior high classes, so do not use them for a project.]

Cushman, Karen –  Catherine Called Birdy L1170,

Midwife’s Apprentice L1240 (might be used as a class book -- ask your teacher)

Edmunds and Lanz – The Matchlock Gun  (80 pages)

Fox - The Slave Dancer L970

Greene  – Summer of My German Soldier  L800

Hesse – Out of the Dust

Kelly, Jacqueline --  The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Lowry, Lois  – Number the Stars L670, [The Giver L760 is used as a class book, so do not use it for an individual project.]

Morpurgo, Michael -- War Horse  1090L

Paterson – Lyddie L860  

Paulson, Gary -- (if approved by teacher)  Nightjohn  770L;  Woods Runner 870L

Philbrick, Rodman  -- The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg (950L)

Schmidt - Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy   1000L pages 217

Selden, Bernice – The Mill Girls: Lucy Larcom, Harriet Hanson Robinson, Sarah G. Bagley

Smith -- Flygirl  L680

Spinelli, Honus and Me  L690

Uchida– Journey to Topaz  L970 (Reading Class Book)

Houston – Farewell to Manzanar  L1040

Vanderpool, Clare -- Moon Over Manifest

Walters – War of the Eagles, Caged Eagles L650,690   

 

More:

1.  The Legend of Jimmy Spoon 790L -- Pioneer life,  white boy from Salt Lake City who goes to live with the Shoshoni Tribe
2. Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express 820L --
3.  Sacajawea 840L -- The story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is told to Sacajawea's son by herself and William Clark
4.  Anpao: An American Indian Odyssy 880L -- A story of a young warrior's mystical search for his own destiny.
5. Tucket's Travels: Francis Tucket's Adventures in the West, 1847-1849 -- Mr. Tucket   830L --
6.  Charlotte's Rose  680L - Handcart pioneers
7.  Numbering All the  Bones  600L -- The Civil War is nearing its end and 13-year-old Eulinda  (a slave whose brother is fighting in the Union army) faces an uncertain world. civil war, prisoners of war, Clara Barton
8.  Sounder 900L -- African-American sharecroppers in the South
9.  Steal Away . . . to freedom  690L   -- A TEENAGE ORPHAN TRANSPLANTED FROM VERMONT TO VIRGINIA AND HER SLAVE DECIDE TO ESCAPE THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPTIVITIES.
10.  Elijah of Buxton  1070L  -- The first child born in a community established for escaped slaves in Canada.
11.  The Bronze Bow 760L -- THE TORMENTED JOURNEY OF AN ISRAELI BOY'S ALL-CONSUMING HATRED FOR THE ROMANS TO HIS ACCEPTANCE AND ...
12.  The Breadwinner    630L  -- Story of a girl struggling to survive in war torn Afghanistan

 

Woods Runner 870L by Gary Paulson
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park --  multicultural

Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez -- multicultural

 

Storm Testament series -- Lee Nelson

 

 
 
  

 

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