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Book recommendations pertaining to American History.


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Early America

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1Taylor, Alan2001YAAge of Revolutions13000 BCE-1820 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Colonial America
NFB
S
Invincible MicrobeMurphy, Jim2012UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions10,000 BCE-2009 CENorth America
Europe
United StatesPlagues
Tuberculosis
NFCB
What the Eagle SeesYellowhorn, Eldon
Lowinger, Kathy
2019UMG
YA
High Middle Ages982-2019North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNF
OV
CB
PeacemakerBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
High Middle Ages1300North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Iroquois Nation
F
Bio
CB
Hiawatha and the PeacemakerRobertson, Robbie2015MG
LE
High Middle Ages1300North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Iroquois Nation
F
Bio
PB
All OutMitchell, Saundra2020YAvarious1350-1999North America
Europe
United States
Mexico
Great Britain
France
LGBTQ+FN
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and YouReynolds, Jason
Kendi, Ibram X.
2020UMG
YA
Renaissance1415-2020North AmericaUnited StatesRacism
Civil Rights
NF
OV
NF
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding our Racial DivideAnderson, Carol
Bolden, Tonya
2019UMG
YA
Renaissance1415-2020North AmericaUnited StatesRacismNF
OV
NF
Before ColumbusMann, Charles C.2009UMG
YA
Renaissance1491North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous AmericansNFCB
Children of the LonghouseBruchac, Joseph1996MGRenaissance1491North AmericaUnited StatesEarly America
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
EncounterYolen, Jane1996LERenaissance1492North AmericaBahamasEarly America
Indigenous Americans
FPB
Morning GirlDorris, Michael1992MGRenaissance1492North AmericaBahamasEarly America
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Exploring the New World: An Interactive History AdventureHerr, Melody2011MGRenaissance1492-1682North AmericaUnited StatesExplorersNFCB
A Queer History of the United States for Young PeopleBronski, Michael and Chevat, Richie2019YAvarious1500-2019 CENorth AmericaUnited StatesLGBTQ+NFB
S
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American ColonistMorley, Jacqueline2013LE
MG
Renaissance1575–1625North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNFPB
Roanoke: The Lost ColonyYolen, Jane2003MG
UMG
Renaissance1587-1590North AmericaUnited StatesRoanoke Colony
Colonial America
NFPB

1600s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Women of Colonial America: 13 Stories of Courage and Survival in the New WorldMiller, Brandon Marie2016YA
A
Enlightenment1600-1750North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNF
Bio
B
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial MarylandWalker, Sally M.2009UMG
YA
Enlightenment1606-1750North AmericaUnited StatesJamestown
Colonial America
NFB
Blood on the RiverCarbone, Elisa2006UMGEnlightenment1606-1610North AmericaUnited StatesJamestown
Colonial America
FCB
1607: A New Look at JamestownLange, Karen2007MG
UMG
Enlightenment1607North AmericaUnited StatesJamestown
Colonial America
NFPB
Colonial America: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2011MGEnlightenment1607-1775North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNFCB
A Lion to Guard UsBulla, Clyde Robert1981MGEnlightenment1609-1613North AmericaUnited StatesColonial America
Jamestown
FCB
Who's That Stepping on Plymouth Rock?Fritz, Jean1975MGEnlightenment1620-1741North AmericaUnited StatesPlymouth RockNFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Sail on the MayflowerCook, Peter2013LE
MG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesMayflower
Colonial America
NFPB
Mayflower 1620Arenstam, Peter, Kemp, John, and O'Neill Grace, Catherine2007MG
UMG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesMayflower
Colonial America
NFPB
Squanto's JourneyBruchac, Joseph2000LE
MG
Enlightenment1620North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Thanksgiving
Colonial America
NF
Bio
PB
1621: A New Look at ThanksgivingO'Neill Grace, Catherine
Bruchac, Margaret M.
2001MG
UMG
Enlightenment1621North AmericaUnited StatesThanksgiving
Colonial America
NFPB
Sarah Morton's DayWaters, Kate1989LE
MG
Enlightenment1627North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNFPB
Samuel Eaton's DayWaters, Kate1989LE
MG
Enlightenment1627North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNFPB
Finding WondersAtkins, Jeannine2017MGEnlightenment1647-1889Europe
North America
Great Britain
United States
Paleontology
Astronomy
Entemology
Women in Science
NFCB
Hour of the WitchBohjalian, Chris2021AEnlightenment1662North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsFN
Caleb's CrossingBrooks, Geraldine2012YA
A
Enlightenment1665North AmericaUnited StatesHarvard College
Wampanoag Tribe
F
Bio
N
You Wouldn't Want to be in the Great Fire of LondonPipe, Jim2016LE
MG
Enlightenment1666EuropeEnglandGreat Fire of London
Fires
NFPB
The Witch of Blackbird PondSpeare, Elizabeth George1958UMG
YA
Enlightenment1687North AmericaUnited StatesWitch Trials
Colonial America
FN
Dear America: I Walk in DreadFraustino, Lisa Rowe2011MGEnlightenment1691North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Salem WitchPipe, Jim2009LE
MG
Enlightenment1692–1693North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsNFPB
The CrucibleMiller, Authur1953UMGEnlightenment1692-1693North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsNFCB
The Salem Witch Trials: An Interactive History AdventureDoeden, Matt2011MGEnlightenment1692North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsNFCB
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in SalemSchanzer, Rosalyn2011UMG
YA
Enlightenment1692–1693North AmericaUnited StatesWitch TrialsNFPB

1700s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
In the Shadow of LibertyDavis, Kenneth C.2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1705-1850North AmericaUnited StatesSlaveryNF
Bio
CB
Ben and MeFritz, Jean1988MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
FPB
What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1706-1790North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benjamin Franklin
NF
Bio
PB
George Washington: Life Stories of Extraordinary AmericansTime2018MGAge of Revolutions1732-1799North AmericaUnited StatesGeorge WashingtonNF
Bio
CB
And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1735-1810North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
NF
Bio
PB
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1736-1799North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Patrick Henry
NF
Bio
PB
King George III: America's EnemyBrooks, Philip2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1820EuropeGreat BritainAmerican Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
CB
Copper SunDraper, Sharon M.2006YAAge of Revolutions1738North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaFN
George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both SidesSchanzer, Rosalyn2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1738-1783Europe
North America
Great Britain
United States
American Revolution
King George III
George Washington
NF
Bio
PB
Someone Knows My NameHill, Lawrence2007YA
A
Age of Revolutions1745-1802North America
Africa
Europe
United States
Canada
Sierra Leone
Great Britain
American RevolutionFN
Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North AmericaWong, David H.Y.2012YA
A
Age of Revolutions1750-2000North AmericaUnited StatesChinese ImmigrationNF
Bio
GN
Can't You Make Them Behave, King George?Fritz, Jean1977MGAge of Revolutions1751-1820EuropeUnited States
Great Britain
American Revolution
King George III
NF
Bio
PB
My Name is Phillis WheatleyCooper, Afua2021MGAge of Revolutions1753-1784North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
NF
Bio
CB
A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave PoetLasky, Kathryn2017MGAge of Revolutions1753-1784North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
NF
Bio
ER
Alexander Hamilton: From Orphan to Founding FatherKulling, Monica2017MGAge of Revolutions1755-1804North AmericaUnited StatesAlexander HamiltonNF
Bio
ER
One Dead SpyHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1755-1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Nathan Hale
NF
Bio
GN
Alexander Hamilton: Life Stories of Extraordinary AmericansTime2018MGAge of Revolutions1755-1804North AmericaUnited StatesAlexander HamiltonNF
Bio
CB
Notorious Benedict ArnoldSheinkin, Steve2013YAAge of Revolutions1755-1801North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Benedict Arnold
NFB
The Matchlock GunEdmonds, Walter D.1941MGAge of Revolutions1756North AmericaUnited States13 ColoniesFCB
The Winter PeopleBruchac, Joseph2004MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1759North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Why Don't You Get a Horse, Sam Adams?Fritz, Jean1996MGAge of Revolutions1760-1803North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Sam Adams
NF
Bio
PB
Will You Sign Here, John Hancock?Fritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1761-1793North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
John Hancock
NF
Bio
PB
Independent DamesAnderson, Laurie Halse2008LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1765-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
PB
Napoleon: Emperor and ConquerorHeuston, Kimberley2009YA
UMG
Age of Revolutions1769-1821EuropeFranceFrench EmpireNF
Bio
CB
The Boston Massacre: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1770North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea PartyCook, Peter2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
Johnny TremainForbes, Esther1943UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
The Boston Tea PartyFreedman, Russell2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1773North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
Boston Tea Party
NFPB
Never Caught, The Story of Ona JudgeArmstrong Dunbar, Erica2019UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1802North AmericaUnited StatesColonial AmericaNF
Bio
CB
Carry On, Mr. BowditchLatham, Jean Lee1955UMGAge of Revolutions1773-1838North AmericaUnited StatesNathaniel Bowditch
Sea Travel
F
Bio
CB
Black Heroes of the American RevolutionDavis, Burke1992UMG
MG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
HomegoingGyasi, Yaa2016YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-2016Africa
North America
United StatesRacism
African American History
F
OV
N
Guts & Glory: The American RevolutionThompson, Ben2019UMGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Paul Revere's RideLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth1996LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1775Europe
North America
United StatesAmerican Revolution
Paul Revere
F
Bio
PB
Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and RescueCasey, Susan2017YA
A
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
B
My Brother Sam Is DeadCollier, James Lincoln
Collier, Christopher
2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History AdventureBurgan, Michael2016MGAge of Revolutions1775North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
Answering the Cry for FreedomWoelfle, Gretchen2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFCB
King George: What Was His Problem?Sheinkin, Steve2005UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Revolution
King George III
NFCB
Toliver's SecretBrady, Esther Wood1976MGAge of Revolutions1775-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
ChainsAnderson, Laurie Halse2008UMGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
1776McCullough, David2006YA
A
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNFB
Attack of the TurtleCarlson, Drew2007MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Sophia's War: A Tale of the RevolutionAvi2013MGAge of Revolutions1776North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Madam President: The Extraordinary, True (and Evolving) Story of Women in PoliticsThimmesh, Catherine2008LE
MG
Modern Age1776-2007United States
Great Britain
Various
Activism
Politics
NF
Bio
PB
ForgeAnderson, Laurie Halse2010UMGAge of Revolutions1777North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of FranceRockliff, Mara2017LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1778EuropeFranceScientific Discovery
Benjamin Franklin
NF
Bio
PB
Susanna's Midnight RideMcNamee, Libby Carty2018UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1781-1783North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFN
AshesAnderson, Laurie Halse2016UMGAge of Revolutions1781North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionFCB
Shh! We're Writing the ConstitutionFritz, Jean1997MGAge of Revolutions1787North AmericaUnited StatesConstitutional ConventionNF
Bio
PB
Justin Morgan Had a HorseHenry, Marguerite2006MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1791North AmericaUnited StatesWar of 1812
Morgan Horse
FCB
Lafayette!Hale, Nathan2018MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1791-1792North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican RevolutionNF
Bio
GN
Fever 1793Anderson, Laurie Halse2000UMGAge of Revolutions1793North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Yellow Fever
FCB
The Child Labor Reform Movement: An Interactive History AdventureOtfinoski, Steven2014MGAge of Revolutions1799–1941North AmericaUnited StatesChild LaborNFCB

1800s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
This Land Is Our LandBarrett Osborne, Linda2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1800-1965North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrationNFB
Westward Expansion: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2016MGAge of Revolutions1803-1840North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFCB
Which Way to the Wild West?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward ExpansionSheinkin, Steve2015UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1803-1890North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFB
Blades of FreedomHale, Nathan2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1803-1804North AmericaUnited StatesLouisiana PurchaseNFGN
You Wouldn’t Want to Explore with Lewis and ClarkMorley, Jacqueline2013LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1803-1806North AmericaUnited StatesExplorers
Westward Expansion
NFPB
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron BurrSt. George, Judith2016UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1804North AmericaUnited StatesAaron Burr
Alexander Hamilton
NF
Bio
CB
Jefferson's Sons: A Founding Father’s Secret ChildrenBrubaker Bradley, Kimberly2016UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1806-1826North AmericaUnited StatesSlavery
Thomas Jefferson
FCB
Stone River CrossingTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1808North AmericaUnited StatesChoctaw Nation
Indigenous Americans
F
OV
CB
Lincoln: A PhotobiographyFreedman, Russell1987UMG
YA
Age of Revolutions1809-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham LincolnNF
Bio
B
MillMacaulay, David1989LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1810North AmericaUnited StatesBuilding
New England
FPB
The Fossil GirlBrighton, Catherine2007LEIndustrial Age1811EuropeGreat BritainPaleontology
Women in Science
NFPB
The Oregon Trail: An Interactive History AdventureDoeden, Matt2013MGAge of Revolutions1811-1840North AmericaUnited StatesOregon Trail
Westward Expansion
NFCB
Riding FreedomMuñoz Ryan, Pam1998MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1812-1879North AmericaUnited StatesCharlotte ParkhurstFCB
The White House is BurningSutcliffe, Jane2020MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1814North AmericaUnited StatesWar of 1812FCB
This Noble Woman: Myrtilla Miner and Her Fight to Establish a School for African American Girls in the Slaveholding SouthGreenburg, Michael M.2016A
YA
Industrial Age1815-1864North AmericaUnited StatesEducation
Myrtilla Miner
NF
Bio
B
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?Fritz, Jean1995MGAge of Revolutions1815-1902North AmericaUnited StatesElizabeth Cady Stanton
Voting
NF
Bio
PB
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American FriendshipFreedman, Russell2016UMG
YA
Industrial Age1817-1879North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham Lincoln
Frederick Douglass
NF
Bio
B
Talking LeavesBruchac, Joseph2016MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1821North AmericaUnited StatesCherokee Alphabet
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and SurrenderMarshall III, Joseph2017MG
UMG
Industrial Age1822-1909North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Lakota Nation
NF
OV
PB
When a Ghost Talks, ListenTingle, Tim2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1824-2018North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Trail of Tears
FCB
A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910Freeman, Joshua2012YAIndustrial Age1830-1910North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFB
How I Became A GhostTingle, Tim2015MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1830North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Trail of Tears
FCB
A Boy Called SlowBruchac, Joseph1998LE
MG
Age of Revolutions1831North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Sitting Bull
NFPB
The Battle of the Alamo: An Interactive History AdventureLeavitt, Amie Jane2016MGAge of Revolutions1836North AmericaUnited StatesTexas RevolutionNFCB
Alamo All-StarsHale, Nathan2019MG
UMG
Age of Revolutions1836North AmericaUnited StatesTexas RevolutionNFGN
You Wouldn't Want to Be an American PioneerMorley, Jacqueline2012LE
MG
Industrial Age1840-1859North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFPB
The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry AdamsBrown, David S.2020AIndustrial Age1838-1918North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Henry Adams
NF
Bio
N
Women of the Frontier: 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-RousersMiller, Brandon Marie2013A
YA
Industrial Age1841–1868North AmericaUnited StatesPrairie Life
Westward Expansion
NF
Bio
B
Juba!: A NovelMyers, Walter Dean2016UMGIndustrial Age1842-1854North AmericaUnited StatesDance
William Henry Lane
F
Bio
CB
The Gods of GothamFaye, Lyndsay2012A
YA
Industrial Age1845North AmericaUnited StatesIrish Immigration
NYPD
New York City
FB
The Indifferent Stars AboveBrown, Daniel James2015A
YA
Industrial Age1846–1847North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFB
Donner Dinner PartyHale, Nathan2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1846–1847North AmericaUnited StatesDonner Party
Westward Expansion
NF
Bio
GN
Seven for a SecretFaye, Lyndsay2014A
YA
Industrial Age1846North AmericaUnited StatesNYPD
New York City
Slavery
FB
The Snow Fell Three Graves DeepWolf, Allan2020A
YA
Industrial Age1846–1847North AmericaUnited StatesDonner Party
Westward Expansion
FN
The Birchbark HouseErdrich, Louise2002MG
UMG
Industrial Age1847North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
Plagues
F
OV
CB
The Fatal FlameFaye, Lyndsay2015A
YA
Industrial Age1847North AmericaUnited StatesNYPD
New York City
FB
What Miss Mitchell SawBarrett, Hayley2019LEIndustrial Age1847North AmericaUnited StatesAstronomy
Women in Science
NFPB
The California Gold Rush: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2016MGIndustrial Age1848–1855North AmericaUnited StatesCalifornia Gold Rush
Westward Expansion
NFCB
The Ballad of Lucy WhippleCushman, Karen1996UMG
YA
Industrial Age1849North AmericaUnited StatesCalifornia Gold Rush
Westward Expansion
FCB
The Underground AbductorHale, Nathan2014MG
UMG
Industrial Age1849-1860North AmericaUnited StatesHarriet Tubman
Underground Railroad
NF
Bio
GN
LyddiePatterson, Katherine1995UMGIndustrial Age1843-1846North AmericaUnited StatesMill GirlsFCB
The Corpse QueenHerrman, Heather M.2021A
YA
Industrial Age1850North AmericaUnited StatesGrave Robbers
Women in Science
FN
The Game of SilenceErdrich, Louise2005MG
UMG
Industrial Age1850North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
F
OV
CB
Bound for OregonVan Leeuwen, Jean1996MGIndustrial Age1852North AmericaUnited StatesOregon Trail
Westward Expansion
FCB
The Porcupine YearErdrich, Louise2010MG
UMG
Industrial Age1852North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
F
OV
CB
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad DiaryNolen, Jerdine2017MGIndustrial Age1854North AmericaUnited StatesUnderground RailroadFCB
Orphan Trains: An Interactive History AdventureRaum, Elizabeth2011MGIndustrial Age1854–1929North AmericaUnited StatesOrphan Trains
Westward Expansion
NFCB
Two Miserable Presidents: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the Civil WarSheinkin, Steve2015UMG
YA
Industrial Age1856-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham Lincoln
American Civil War
NFB
She Caught the Light: Williamina Stevens Fleming: AstronomerLasky, Kathryn2021LEIndustrial Age1857-1911North AmericaScotland
United States
Science
Space
Williamina Fleming
NF
Bio
PB
Day of TearsLester, Julius2007UMG
YA
Industrial Age1859North AmericaUnited StatesPhillis Wheatley
Slavery
FER
Blood and Germs: The Civil War Battle Against Wounds and DiseaseJarrow, Gail2020UMGIndustrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Medicine
NFB
Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War HeroMoss, Marissa2016LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Sarah Edmond
NF
Bio
PB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Pony Express RiderRatliff, Tom2013LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1861North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFPB
Pink and SayPolacco, Patricia1994LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the RailroadGraham, Ian2013LE
MG
Industrial Age1860-1869North AmericaUnited StatesBuilding
Westward Expansion
NFPB
Henry's Freedom BoxLevine, Ellen2007LEIndustrial Age1860-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Underground Railroad
NF
Bio
PB
Elijah of BuxtonCurtis, Christopher Paul2009UMGIndustrial Age1860North AmericaUnited States
Canada
Slavery
Underground Railroad
FCB
The Detective's AssistantHannigan, Kate2015UMGIndustrial Age1860North AmericaUnited StatesPinkerton DetectivesFCB
In the Footsteps of Crazy HorseMarshall III, Joseph2015MG
UMG
Industrial Age1860-1877North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Lakota Nation
F
OV
CB
MarchBrooks, Geraldine2005A
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAbolition
American Civil War
FN
The Bloody CountryCollier, James Lincoln
Collier, Christopher
2005UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Nurse During the American Civil WarSenior, Kathryn2010LE
MG
Industrial Age1861–1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
Guts & Glory: The American Civil WarThompson, Ben2015UMGIndustrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFCB
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War SoldierRatliff, Thomas2013LE
MG
Industrial Age1861–1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
Fields of Fury: The American Civil WarMcPherson, James M.2002UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFPB
Little WomenAlcott, Louisa May1868UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFN
The Boys' WarMurphy, Jim1993UMG
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFCB
This Republic of SufferingFaust, Drew Gilpin2008A
YA
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Death
NFB
Bull RunFleischman, Paul1995MGIndustrial Age1861North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarFCB
Big Bad Ironclad!Hale, Nathan2012MG
UMG
Industrial Age1861-1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil WarNFGN
97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York TenementZiegelman, Jane2010AIndustrial Age1863-1935North AmericaUnited StatesFoodNFB
Crossing Ebenezer CreekBolden, Tonya2018A
YA
Industrial Age1864North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Sherman's March
F
OV
CB
March Towards The ThunderBruchac, Joseph2009UMGIndustrial Age1864North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
American Civil War
FN
Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American DreamImani, Blair2020A
YA
Industrial Age1865-1979North AmericaUnited StatesGreat MigrationNFCB
All Different Now: Junteenth, the First Day of FreedomJohnson, Angela2014LEIndustrial Age1865North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Civil War
Emancipation
NF
OV
PB
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West TownHicks, Peter2013LE
MG
Industrial Age1866-1879North AmericaUnited StatesWestward ExpansionNFPB
ChickadeeErdrich, Louise2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1866North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
F
OV
CB
MakoonsErdrich, Louise2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1866North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Ojibwe Nation
F
OV
CB
The Story of Marie CurieKatz, Susan B.2020MGIndustrial Age1867-1934Europe
North America
Poland
United States
Chemistry
Women in Science
NFCB
CooliesYin
Soentpiet, Chris
2003LE
MG
Industrial Age1867North AmericaUnited States
China
Chinese Immigration
Transcontinental Railroad
F
OV
PB
Dragon's GateYep, Lawrence1993UMGIndustrial Age1867North AmericaUnited States
China
Chinese Immigration
Transcontinental Railroad
F
OV
N
Major ImpossibleHale, Nathan2018MG
UMG
Industrial Age1869North AmericaUnited StatesGrand CanyonNF
Bio
GN
BrothersYin
Soentpiet, Chris
2006LE
MG
Industrial Age1870North AmericaUnited States
China
Chinese ImmigrationF
OV
PB
The Great FireMurphy, Jim2006UMG
YA
Industrial Age1871North AmericaUnited StatesFiresNFCB
Jane Against the WorldBlumenthal, Karen2020A
YA
Modern Age1873-2018North AmericaUnited States
France
Activism
Reproductive Rights
NF
Bio
B
Water StreetReilly Giff, Patricia2008UMGIndustrial Age1875North AmericaUnited StatesNew York CityFN
Lincoln's Grave RobbersSheinkin, Steve2018YAIndustrial Age1875-1876North AmericaUnited StatesAbraham LincolnNFN
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Worker on the Statue of LibertyMalam, John2017LE
MG
Industrial Age1875-1886Europe
North America
France
United States
MonumentsNFPB
Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape DesignersLewis, Anna M.2014A
YA
Industrial Age1876-1980North AmericaUnited StatesBuildingNF
Bio
B
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to FreedomMacy, Sue2017MG
UMG
Industrial Age1876-1902North AmericaUnited StatesBicycles
Women's Suffrage
FPB
Dread NationIreland, Justina2018YAIndustrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesLGBTQ+
Reconstruction
HFN
Immigrant KidsFreedman, Russell1995MG
UMG
Industrial Age1880-1920North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrationNFPB
Inventing VictoriaBolden, Tonya2020A
YA
Industrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesReconstructionF
OV
CB
Prairie LotusPark, Linda Sue2020MG
UMG
Industrial Age1880Dakota TerritoryUnited StatesPrairie LifeFCB
Deathless DivideIreland, Justina2020YAIndustrial Age1880North AmericaUnited StatesReconstructionHFN
The Prairie ThiefWiley, Melissa2013MG
UMG
Industrial Age1880-1889North AmericaUnited StatesPrairie LifeHFCB
RodzinaCushman, Karen2003MG
UMG
Industrial Age1881North AmericaUnited StatesOrphan Trains
Westward Expansion
FCB
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's RightsKops, Deborah2017UMG
YA
Industrial Age1885-1920North AmericaUnited StatesVoting
Women's Suffrage
NF
Bio
B
History Smashers: Women's Right to VoteMessner, Kate2020MG
UMG
Industrial Age1885-1920North AmericaUnited StatesVoting
Women's Suffrage
NF
Bio
B
The Last Days of NightMoore, Graham2016A
YA
Industrial Age1888-1896North AmericaUnited StatesGeorge Westinghouse
Nikolas Tesla
Technology
Thomas Edison
FN
Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. MontgomeryFishbane, Melanie J.2017A
YA
Industrial Age1889-1892North AmericaCanadaL.M. MontgomeryF
Bio
N
These Shallow GravesDonnelly, Jennifer2015A
YA
Industrial Age1890North AmericaUnited StatesGilded AgeFN
The Devil in the White CityLarson, Erik2016AIndustrial Age1890-1895North AmericaUnited StatesChicago World's Fair
Gilded Age
FN
Ellis Island: An Interactive History AdventureBurgan, Michael2014MGIndustrial Age1892-1954North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrationNFCB
Angel Island: Gateway to Gold MountainFreedman, Russell2016UMG
YA
Industrial Age1892-1940North AmericaUnited States
China
Chinese ImmigrationNFB
The City BeautifulPolydoros, Aden2021A
YA
Industrial Age1893North AmericaUnited StatesChicago World's Fair
Gilded Age
Jewish Immigration
FN
The Klondike Gold RushShepherd, Donna Walsh1998MG
UMG
Industrial Age1896North AmericaUnited StatesAlaska Gold Rush
Westward Expansion
NFPB
AudacityCrowder, Melanie2016UMG
YA
Industrial Age1898-1950North AmericaUnited StatesActivism
Gilded Age
FN
The Golem and the JinniWecker, Helene2013A
YA
Industrial Age1899North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Immigrants
Jewish History
HFN

1900s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Chasing SecretsCholdenko, Gennifer2016UMGModern Age1900North AmericaUnited StatesAnti-Chinese Immigration
Gilded Age
FN
All-of-a-Kind FamilyTaylor, Syndey1951MGModern Age1900North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFCB
She Takes a Stand: 16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the WorldRoss, Michael Elsohn2015YA
A
Modern Age1900-2015North AmericaUnited States
France
ActivismNF
Bio
B
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island StoryNewman, Lesléa2019LE
MG
Modern Age1900-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Ellis Island
FPB
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor StokesHochschild, Adam1999YA
A
Industrial Age1903-1933North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Rose Pastor Stokes
NF
Bio
N
Stone FoxGardiner, John Reynolds19801MGModern Age1905North AmericaUnited StatesDogsled Racing
Shoshone Tribe
Indigenous Americans
FCB
The Many Faces of Josephine Baker: Dancer, Singer, Activist, SpyCaravantes, Peggy2015YA
A
Modern Age1906-1975North AmericaUnited States
France
Josephine BakerNF
Bio
B
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906Yep, Lawrence2008UMGModern Age1906North AmericaUnited StatesSan Francisco EarthquakeFN
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football TeamSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1907North AmericaUnited StatesFootballNFB
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909Carson, Mary Kay2013LEModern Age1909North AmericaUnited StatesClara Lemlich
Labor Strike
NFPB
The Color PurpleWalker, Alice1982YA
A
Modern Age1909-1949North AmericaUnited StatesAfrican American History
Jazz Age
LGBTQ+
FN
DragonwingsYep, Lawrence1993UMGModern Age1909North AmericaUnited States
China
FlightF
OV
N

1910s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Hidden PalaceWecker, Helene2021YA
A
Modern Age1910-1918North AmericaUnited StatesImmigrants
Jewish History
HFN
UprisingHaddix, Margaret Peterson2011UMGModern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
FCB
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its LegacyMarrin, Albert2011UMG
YA
Modern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
NFCB
Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting JourneysGibson, Karen Bush2013YA
A
Modern Age1911-2000North AmericaUnited StatesAviation
Women's Aviation
NF
Bio
B
Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude TompkinsAtwood, Kathryn J.2016YA
A
Modern Age1912-1944AsiaVariousWWII
Women's Aviation
NF
Bio
B
Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and MedicsAtwood, Karen J.2016YA
A
Modern Age1914-1918EuropeVariousWWINF
Bio
B
After the Dancing DaysRostkowski, Margaret1986MGModern Age1914-1918North AmericaUnited StatesWWIFCB
To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and RebellionHochschild, Adam2012YA
A
Industrial Age1914-1918EuropeVariousWWINF
Bio
N
The Sinking of the Lusitania: An Interactive History AdventureOtfinoski, Steven2014MGModern Age1915Atlantic OceanUnited StatesLusitaniaNFCB
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining WomenMoore, Kate2017YA
A
Modern Age1917-1938North AmericaUnited StatesToxicologyNF
Bio
N
The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the DarkMoore, Kate2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1917-1938North AmericaUnited StatesToxicologyNF
Bio
CB
Hattie Big SkyLarson, Kirby2006UMG
YA
Modern Age1917-1918North AmericaUnited StatesWWI
Westward Expansion
FCB
Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918Anderson, Laurie Halse2019UMG
YA
Modern Age1918North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Influenza Epidemic
NFGN
A Death-Struck YearLucier, Makiia2016YAModern Age1918-1919North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Influenza Epidemic
FN
The Harlem Renaissance: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2013MGModern Age1918-1935North AmericaUnited StatesHarlem RenaissanceNFCB
In the Shadow of BlackbirdsWinters, Cat2014YAModern Age1918-1919North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Influenza Epidemic
FN
Like the Willow TreeLowry, Lois2011MG
UMG
Modern Age1918-1919North AmericaUnited StatesPlagues
Influenza Epidemic
FCB
Letters From RifkaHesse, Karen2009MG
UMG
Modern Age1919-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish ImmigrationFCB
Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of ProhibitionBlumenthal, Karen2013UMG
YA
Modern Age1919-1933North AmericaUnited StatesProhibitionNFCB
Fred Korematsu Speaks UpAtkins, Laura
Yogi, Stan
2017MG
UMG
Modern Age1919-2005North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
NF
Bio
CB
Saving SavannahBolden, Tonya2020YA
A
Modern Age1919North AmericaUnited StatesAfrican American HistoryFN

1920s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Chicago GangsterMatthews, Rupert2007LE
MG
Modern Age1920-1929North AmericaUnited StatesGangstersNFPB
How Women Won the VoteCampbell Bartoletti, Susan2020LE
MG
Modern Age1909North AmericaUnited StatesWomen's Suffrage
Voting
Activism
NFPB
Marooned in the Arctic: The True Story of Ada Blackjack, the "Female Robinson Crusoe"Caravantes, Peggy2016YA
A
Modern Age1921-1983North AmericaUnited StatesAda Blackjack
Explorers
NF
Bio
B
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race MassacreBoston Weatherford, Carole2021MGModern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
NFPB
Angel of GreenwoodPink, Randi2021YA
A
Modern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
FN
The Paragon HotelFaye, Lyndsay2018YA
A
Modern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesProhibitionFB
The Burning (Young Readers Edition)Beard, Hilary
Madigan, Tim
2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1921North AmericaUnited StatesTulsa Race Massacre
Civil Rights
NFB
Ophie's GhostsIreland, Justina2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1922North AmericaUnited StatesJim Crow
Ghosts
FCB
The DegeneratesMann, J. Albert2020YA
A
Modern Age1928North AmericaUnited StatesEugenics
Institutionalization
LGBTQ+
FN
Born to Fly: The First Women's Air Race Across AmericaSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1929North AmericaUnited StatesAviation
Women's Aviation
NFB
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?Levinson, Cynthia2008MGModern Age1929-1968North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.
NFCB
A Square Meal: A Culinary History of the Great DepressionZiegelman, Jane
Cole, Andrew
2016AModern Age1929–1939North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Food
NFB

1930s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Out of the DustKaren Hesse1998MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
FCB
Children of the Dust BowlStanley, Jerry2016MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFCB
Tru & NelleNeri, G.2016MGModern Age1930North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionFCB
The Great American Dust BowlBrown, Don2017UMG
YA
Modern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFGN
Esperanza RisingMuñoz Ryan, Pam2000MG
UMG
Modern Age1930North AmericaUnited States
Mexico
Great Depression
Mexican Immigration
FCB
The Dust Bowl: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2016MGModern Age1930–1936North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Dust Bowl
NFCB
Hidden RootsBruchac, Joseph2011UMGModern Age1930–1949North AmericaUnited StatesAbenaki Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Reaching for the MoonAldrin, Buzz2005LE
MG
Modern Age1930-1969North AmericaUnited StatesSpace
Moon Landing
Buzz Aldrin
NFPB
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Hoover DamGraham, Ian2012LE
MG
Modern Age1931-1936North AmericaUnited StatesBuildingNFPB
Stella by StarlightDraper, Sharon M.2015UMGModern Age1932North AmericaUnited StatesGreat Depression
Segregation
FCB
Two RoadsBruchac, Joseph2019UMGModern Age1932North AmericaUnited StatesMuscogee Nation
Indigenous Americans
FCB
Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and SurvivalAtwood, Kathryn J.2016YA
A
Modern Age1932-1945AsiaVariousWWIINF
Bio
B
Sweet Home AlaskaEstby Dagg, Carole2019MG
UMG
Modern Age1934-1935North AmericaUnited StatesAlaska
Great Depression
FCB
Echo MountainWolk, Lauren2020UMGModern Age1934North AmericaUnited StatesGreat DepressionFCB
Could You Escape Alcatraz?: An Interactive Survival AdventureBraun, Eric Mark2019MGModern Age1934-1963North AmericaUnited StatesAlcatrazNFCB
Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil WarHochschild, Adam2017YA
A
Industrial Age1936–1939EuropeUnited States
Spain
Spanish Civil WarNF
Bio
N
Atomic Women: The Untold Story of the Scientists Who Helped Create the Nuclear BombMontillo, Roseanne2020YA
A
Modern Age1938-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Atomic Bomb
NFB
Bomb: The Race to Build --and Steal-- the World's Most Dangerous WeaponSheinkin, Steve2018YAModern Age1938North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Atomic Bomb
NFB
Genevieve's WarReilly Giff, Patricia2017MGModern Age1939EuropeFranceWWIIFN
Code Girls (Young Readers Edition)Mundy, Liza2019UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Code Breakers
NFB
Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special AgentCornioley, Pearl Witherington2015YA
A
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeFrance
Great Britain
WWIINF
Bio
B
Guts & Glory: World War IIThompson, Ben2017UMGModern Age1939-1945WorldVariousWWIINFCB
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War IIMundy, Liza2018YA
A
Modern Age1939-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Code Breakers
NFB
Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War IIMullenbach, Cheryl2013YA
A
Modern Age1939-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWIINF
Bio
B

1940s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Attack on Pearl Harbor: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2016MGModern Age1941United StatesUnited States
Japan
WWIINFCB
Island WarReilly Giff, Patricia2020MGModern Age1941-1945Aleutian IslandsUnited StatesWWIIFN
Within These LinesMorrill, Stephanie2019YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FN
WeedflowerKadohata, Cynthia2009UMGModern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FCB
Baseball Saved UsMochizuki, Ken1993MG
LE
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FPB
No-No BoyOkada, John1957YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
F
OV
N
When the Emperor Was DivineOtsuka, Julie2003YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FN
Paper WishesSepahban, Lois2016MGModern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FCB
They Called Us EnemyTakei, George2019YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
NF
GN
Bio
OV
GN
Raid of No ReturnHale, Nathan2019MG
UMG
Modern Age1942North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Doolittle Raid
NFGN
Code TalkerBruchac, Joseph2006UMGModern Age1942-1954North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Navajo Nation
Indigenous Americans
FN
DisplacementHughes, Kiku2020YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
HFGN
The BraceletUchida, Yoshiko1996LE
MG
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
F
OV
PB
On the Horizon: World War II ReflectionsLowry, Lois2020MG
UMG
Modern Age1942-1945North America
Asia
United States
Japan
WWIIFCB
Farewell to ManzanarHouston, Jeanne Wakatsuki1973YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
NF
Bio
OV
B
We Are Not FreeChee, Traci2020YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
F
OV
N
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetFord, Jamie2009YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FN
Sylvia & AkiConkling, Winifred2011MGModern Age1942-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
Segregation
FCB
The Port Chicago 50Sheinkin, Steve2017YAModern Age1944North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Civil Rights
NFN
Willow RunReilly Giff, Patricia2005MGModern Age1944North AmericaUnited StatesWWIIFN
The War OutsideHesse, Monica2018YA
A
Modern Age1944-1945North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Japanese Internment
FN
Mare's WarDavis, Tanita S.2009YAModern Age1944North AmericaUnited StatesWWII
Women's Army Corps
NFN
Lily's CrossingReilly Giff, Patricia1999MGModern Age1944North AmericaUnited StatesWWIIFN
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War ShowdownSheinkin, Steve2021YAModern Age1945-1985North AmericaUnited StatesCold WarNFB
In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its SurvivorsStanton, Doug2003YA
A
Modern Age1945South PacificJapan
United States
WWII
USS Indianapolis
NFBN
American Empire: The Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000Freeman, Joshua2012YAModern Age1945-2000North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican EconomyNFB
Finding LangstonCline-Ransome, Lesa2018MGModern Age1946North AmericaUnited StatesGreat MigrationFCB

1950s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor Jenkins2018YA
A
Modern Age1950-2018North AmericaUnited StatesHollywood
LGBTQ+
FN
Cold War CorrespondentHale, Nathan2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1950North AmericaUnited States
North Korea
Korean WarNF
Bio
GN
Keeping ScorePark, Linda Sue2010MGModern Age1951-1953North AmericaUnited StatesBaseball
Korean War
FPB
The Civil Rights Movement: An Interactive History AdventureAdamson, Heather2016MGModern Age1954–1968North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsNFCB
Last Night at the Telegraph ClubNichols Lo, Malinda2021YA
A
Modern Age1954North AmericaUnited StatesMcCarthyism
Cold War
Chinese American Immigrants
LGBTQ+
F
OV
N
Courageous Women of the Vietnam War: Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and MoreAtwood, Karen J.2018YA
A
Modern Age1955-1975AsiaVietnamVietnam WarNF
Bio
B
The Best We Could DoBui, Thi2018YA
A
Modern Age1955-1979Southeast AsiaVietnamVietnam WarNF
Bio
GN
Midnight Without a MoonWilliams Jackson, Linda2017UMGModern Age1955North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsFCB
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a NationPinkney, Andrea Davis2008LE
MG
Modern Age1955–1956North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsNFPB
The Race to the Moon: An Interactive History AdventureLassieur, Allison2014MGModern Age1957–1966North AmericaUnited States
Soviet Union
SpaceNFCB
Indian No MoreMcManis, Charlene Willing2019MG
UMG
Modern Age1957North AmericaUnited StatesUmpqua Nation
Civil Rights
Indigenous Americans
FCB
11/22/63King, Stephen2012AModern Age1958-1963North AmericaUnited StatesJFK AssassinationAHN
Commie PinkoNichols Lynch, Janet2017YAModern Age1958-1960North AmericaUnited StatesMcCarthyism
Cold War
FN
In the Neighborhood of TrueKaplan Carlton, Susan2019YA
A
Modern Age1958North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFN

1960s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
90 Miles to HavanaFlores-Galbis, Enrique2011UMGModern Age1960-1969Carribean
North America
Cuba
United States
ImmigrationFCB
Before We Were FreeAlvarez, Julia2018UMG
YA
Modern Age1960-1961North AmericaDominican Republic
United States
ImmigrationFN
The Story of Ruby BridgesColes, Robert1995LEModern Age1960-1961North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Ruby Bridges
NFPB
Through My EyesBridges, Ruby1999MG
UMG
Modern Age1960-1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Segregation
Ruby Bridges
NF
Bio
PB
Cuba in my PocketCuevas, Adrianna2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1961-1962North AmericaCuba
United States
ImmigrationFCB
The Red UmbrellaDiaz Gonzalez, Christina2011UMGModern Age1961-1962North AmericaCuba
United States
ImmigrationFN
We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's MarchLevinson, Cynthia2015MG
UMG
Modern Age1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsNFCB
Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking AdventuresGibson, Karen Bush2014YA
A
Modern Age1963-2012North AmericaUnited StatesSpaceNF
Bio
B
Root MagicRoyce, Eden2021MG
UMG
Modern Age1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsF
M
CB
I Have a DreamNelson, Kadir2012LE
MG
Modern Age1963North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Martin Luther King, Jr.
NFPB
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam WarSheinkin, Steve2019YAModern Age1964North AmericaUnited StatesVietnam WarNFB
Lillian's Right to VoteWinter, Jonah2015LEModern Age1965North AmericaUnited StatesWomen's Suffrage
Voting
Civil Rights
NFPB
The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interactive History AdventureBurgan, Michael2015MGModern Age1965North AmericaUnited StatesVoting
Civil Rights
NFCB
Boots on the GroundPartridge, Elizabeth2018YAModern Age1965-1975Southeast AsiaVietnamVietnam WarNFN
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American BoyWarren, Andrea2004YAModern Age1966-1995North AmericaUnited States
Vietnam
Vietnam War
Orphans
NFB
One Crazy SummerWilliams-Garcia, Rita2010MG
UMG
Modern Age1968North AmericaUnited StatesCivil RightsFCB
Until Tomorrow, Mr. MarsworthO'Connor, Sheila2019UMGModern Age1968North AmericaUnited StatesVietnam WarFN
The Rock and the RiverMagoon, Kekla2009UMG
YA
Modern Age1968North AmericaUnited StatesCivil Rights
Black Panthers
F
OV
N
I Love You, Michael CollinsBaratz-Logsted, Lauren2017MGModern Age1969North AmericaUnited StatesApollo 11 Moon Landing
Space
FCB
The Things They CarriedO'Brien, Tim2009AModern Age1969-1971AsiaVietnamVietnam WarFN

1970s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
El DeafoBell, Cece2014MG
UMG
Modern Age1970North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Life
Disabilities
NF
B
GN
Kent StateWiles, Deborah2020UMG
YA
Modern Age1970Southeast Asia
North America
United StatesVietnam War
Activism
FCB
Inside Out and Back AgainLai, Thanhhà2011MGModern Age1971-1980Southeast Asia
North America
Vietnam
United States
Vietnam War
Immigration
FCB
It Ain't So Awful, FalafelDumas, Firoozeh2017MG
UMG
Modern Age1977-1979North AmericaIran
United States
ImmigrationFN
When You Reach MeStead, Rebecca2009MG
UMG
Modern Age1979North AmericaUnited StatesAmerican Life
Time Travel
HFN

1980s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Last Days of John LennonPatterson, James2020AModern Age1980North AmericaUnited StatesJohn Lennon
Music
NF
Bio
N
Planet Earth is BluePanteleakos, Nicole2020MGModern Age1986North AmericaUnited StatesSpace
Space Shuttle Challenger
FCB
Like a Love StoryNazemian, Abdi2020YA
A
Modern Age1989North AmericaUnited StatesImmigration
LGBTQ+
AIDs Crisis
F
OV
N

1990s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Riot BabyOnyebuchi, Tochi2020AModern Age1992North AmericaUnited StatesInner CityHFN
Concrete RoseThomas, Angie2021YA
A
Modern Age1998-1999North AmericaUnited StatesModern AgeFN

2000s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Shooting KabulSenzai, N. H.2011UMGModern Age2000-2001North America
Middle East
United States
Afghanistan
9/11FN
All We Have LeftMills, Wendy2019YAModern Age2001North AmericaUnited States9/11FN
Towers FallingParker Rhodes, Jewell2018MGModern Age2001North AmericaUnited States9/11FN
War in Afghanistan: An Interactive Modern History AdventureHoena, Blake2014MGModern Age2001-2014Middle EastAfghanistan
United States
War in AfghanistanNFCB
A Very Large Expanse of SeaMafi, Tahereh2019YAModern Age2002North AmericaUnited States9/11FN
Hurricane Katrina: An Interactive Modern History AdventureHoena, Blake2014MGModern Age2005North AmericaUnited StatesHurricanes
Natural Disasters
NFCB
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal of AfghanistanGerszak, Rafal2011MGModern Age2008-2010Middle EastAfghanistan
United States
War in AfghanistanNFPB

2010s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Mission to Pluto: The First Visit to an Ice Dwarf and the Kuiper BeltCarson, Mary Kay2020MGModern Age2015North AmericaUnited StatesSpace
Pluto
NFPB
The Hate U GiveThomas, Angie2017YA
A
Modern Age2017North AmericaUnited StatesBlack Lives MatterFN

2020s

Topics include

Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
Rez DogsBruchac, Joseph2021MG
UMG
Modern Age2020North AmericaUnited StatesIndigenous Americans
Wabanaki Nation
COVID-19 pandemic
FCB

2030s

To Be Determined


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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel