Best Teen & Young Adult United States Colonial & Revolutionary Period Historical Fiction Books

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1. Fever 1793

Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
0689848919
English
272 pages


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An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where “the plot rages like the epidemic itself” (The New York Times Book Review). During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather.

Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie’s world upside down.

At her feverish mother’s insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.


2. My Brother Sam Is Dead (Scholastic Gold)

Author: by James Lincoln Collier
Scholastic Paperbacks
English
240 pages

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This classic Newbery Honor Book joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content! All his life, Tim Meeker has looked up to his brother Sam. Sam’s smart and brave – and is now a part of the American Revolution.

Not everyone in town wants to be a part of the rebellion. Most are supporters of the British – including Tim and Sam’s father. War is raging and Tim knows he’ll have to make a choice – between the Revolutionaries and the Redcoats …

And between his brother and his father.


3. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

Author: by Jean Lee Latham
Clarion Books
English
256 pages

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Readers today are still fascinated by Nat,? An eighteenth-century nautical wonder and mathematical wizard. Nathaniel Bowditch grew up in a sailor? S worldSalem in the early days, when tall-masted ships from foreign ports crowded the wharves.But Nat didn? T promise to have the makings of a sailor; he was too physically small.

Nat may have been slight of build, but no one guessed that he had the persistence and determination to master sea navigation in the days when men sailed only by log, lead, and lookout.?Nat? S long hours of study and observation, collected in his famous work, The American Practical Navigator (also known as the Sailors?Bible?, stunned the sailing community and made him a New England hero.


4. Woods Runner

Author: by Gary Paulsen
037585908X
Wendy Lamb Books
English

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Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American patriots have begun near Boston.

But the war comes to them. British soldiers and Iroquois attack. Samuel’s parents are taken away, prisoners. Samuel follows, hiding, moving silently, determined to find a way to rescue them. Each day he confronts the enemy, and the tragedy and horror of this war.

But he also discovers allies, men and women working secretly for the patriot cause. And he learns that he must go deep into enemy territory to find his parents: all the way to the British headquarters, New York City.


5. Forge

Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
English
320 pages
1416961453

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One of the best novels they have ever read. Kirkus Reviews Curzon navigates the dangers of being a runaway slave in this keenly felt second novel in in the historical middle grade The Seeds of America trilogy from acclaimed author Laurie Halse Anderson.Blistering winds.Bitter cold.

And the hope of a new future. The Patriot Army was shaped and strengthened by the desperate circumstances of the Valley Forge winter. This is where Curzon the boy becomes Curzon the young man. In addition to the hardships of soldiering, he lives with the fear of discovery, for he is an escaped slave passing for free.

And then there is Isabel, who is also at Valley Forgeagainst her will. She and Curzon have to sort out the tangled threads of their friendship while figuring out what stands between the two of them and true freedom.


6. The Seeds of America Trilogy: Chains; Forge; Ashes

Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
English
976 pages
1534410287

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What would you risk to be free? It’s 1776 and Isabel, Curzon, and Ruth have only ever known life as slaves. But now the young country of America is in turmoilthere are whisperings, then cries, of freedom from England spreading like fire, and with it is a whole new type of danger.

For freedom being fought for one isn’t necessarily freedom being fought for allespecially if you are a slave. But if an entire nation can seek its freedom, why can’t they? As war breaks out, sides must be chosen, death is at every turn, and one question forever rings in their ears: Would you risk everything to be free?

As battles rage up and down the Eastern seaboard, Isabel, Curzon, and Ruth flee, separate, fight, face unparalleled heartbreak and, just like war, they must depend on their alliesand each otherif they are to survive. Which leads to a second, harrowing question: Amidst so much pain and destruction, can they even recognize who their allies are?


7. Copper Sun

Author: by Sharon M. Draper
English
336 pages
1416953485

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In this searing work of historical fiction (Booklist), Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Sharon M. Draper tells the epic story of a young girl torn from her African village, sold into slavery, and stripped of everything she has ever knownexcept hope.

Amari’s life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her family, and fortunate enough to live in a beautiful village, it never occurred to her that it could all be taken away in an instant.

But that was what happened when her village was invaded by slave traders. Her family was brutally murdered as she was dragged away to a slave ship and sent to be sold in the Carolinas. There she was bought by a plantation owner and given to his son as a “birthday present”. Now, survival is all Amari can dream about.

As she struggles to hold on to her memories, she also begins to learn English and make friends with a white indentured servant named Molly. When an opportunity to escape presents itself, Amari and Molly seize it, fleeing South to the Spanish colony in Florida at Fort Mose.


8. Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Author: by Seymour Reit
0152164278
Clarion Books
English

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In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.


9. Ashes (The Seeds of America Trilogy)

Author: by Laurie Halse Anderson
English
320 pages
141696147X

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Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the middle grade Seeds of America trilogy. As the Revolutionary War rages on, Isabel and Curzon have narrowly escaped Valley Forgebut their relief is short-lived. Before long they are reported as runaways, and the awful Bellingham is determined to track them down.

With purpose and faith, Isabel and Curzon march on, fiercely determined to find Isabel’s little sister Ruth, who is enslaved in a Southern statewhere bounty hunters are thick as flies. Heroism and heartbreak pave their path, but Isabel and Curzon won’t stop until they reach Ruth, and then freedom, in this grand finale to the acclaimed New York Times bestselling trilogy from Laurie Halse Anderson.

10. The Light in the Forest

Author: by Conrad Richter
Vintage
English
192 pages

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An adventurous story of a frontier boy raised by Indians, The Light in the Forest is a beloved American classic. When John Cameron Butler was a child, he was captured in a raid on the Pennsylvania frontier and adopted by the great warrrior Cuyloga.

Renamed True Son, he came to think of himself as fully Indian. But eleven years later his tribe, the Lenni Lenape, has signed a treaty with the white men and agreed to return their captives, including fifteen-year-old True Son. Now he must go back to the family he has forgotten, whose language is no longer his, and whose ways of dress and behavior are as strange to him as the ways of the forest are to them.

11. Alex & Eliza (The Alex & Eliza Trilogy)

Author: by Melissa de la Cruz
Penguin Books
English
400 pages

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Witches of East End and the Descendants series comes the love story of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.1777.Albany, New York. As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball.

Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughtersAngelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival those of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.

Still, Eliza can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luckas an orphan, and a bastard one at thatto be in such esteemed company.

12. The Fighting Ground

Author: by Avi
HarperCollins
English
160 pages

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Scott O’Dell Award for Best Historical Fiction * ALA Notable Book * ALA Best Books for YANewbery Medal-winning author Avi tells the compelling story of a young boy’s first encounter with war and how it changes him. Publishers WeeklyJonathan may be only thirteen years old, but with the Revolutionary War unfolding around him, he’s more certain than ever that he wants to be a part of itto fight for independence alongside his brother and cousin to defeat the British.

But Jonathan’s father, himself wounded from battle, refuses to let his son join the front lines. When Jonathan hears the tavern bell toll, calling all soldiers to arms, he rushes to enlist without telling his dad. Gun in hand, Jonathan falls in with a militia and marches onward to the fighting ground.

It feels like he’s been waiting his whole life for this moment. But no amount of daydreaming could prepare Jonathan for what he encounters. In just twenty-four hours, his life will be forever changedby his fellow soldiers, unsuspecting enemies, and the frightening and complicated realities of war.

13. A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

Author: by Ann Rinaldi
English
320 pages
0152046828

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Susanna desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage. What she doesn’t realize is that the girls are about to set off a torrent of false accusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people.

Susanna faces a painful choice. Should she keep quiet and let the witch-hunt panic continue, or should she “break charity” with the group-and risk having her own family members named as witches? Reader’s guide included.

14. The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Author: by Elizabeth George Speare
English
249 pages
0395071143

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Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met.

Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.

Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.

15. Love & War (The Alex & Eliza Trilogy)

Author: by Melissa de la Cruz
Penguin Books
English
400 pages

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A New York Times Bestseller! The thrilling romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler continues in the sizzling sequel to the New York Times bestselling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story1781.Albany, New York. As the war for American independence rages on, Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler begin their new life as a married couple.

Still, Alex is as determined as ever to prove his mettle and secure his legacy … Even if that means leaving his beloved Eliza behind to join the front lines at the Battle of Yorktown. But when the war unexpectedly arrives on Eliza’s doorstep, she must fight for a better future-for their fledgling country and for her marriage.

Yet even after the Revolution comes to its historic close, Alex and Eliza’s happily-ever-after is threatened. Eliza struggles to build a home in the hustle and bustle of New York City just as Alex’s burgeoning law practice brings him up against his greatest rival-the ambitious young lawyer Aaron Burr.

And with Alex’s star on the rise, Eliza can’t help but feel neglected by a husband who seems to have time for everyone but her. Torn apart by new trials and temptations, can Alex and Eliza’s epic love survive life in the big city?

16. Calico Captive

Author: by Elizabeth George Speare
English
274 pages
0618150765

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In the year 1754, the stillness of Charlestown, New Hampshire, is shattered by the terrifying cries of an Indian raid. Young Miriam Willard, on a day that had promised new happiness, finds herself instead a captive on a forest trail, caught up in the ebb and flow of the French and Indian War.

It is a harrowing march north. Miriam can only force herself to the next stopping place, the next small portion of food, the next icy stream to be crossed. At the end of the trail waits a life of hard work and, perhaps, even a life of slavery.

Mingled with her thoughts of Phineas Whitney, her sweetheart on his way to Harvard, is the crying of her sister’s baby, Captive, born on the trail. Miriam and her companions finally reach Montreal, a city of shifting loyalties filled with the intrigue of war, and here, by a sudden twist of fortune, Miriam meets the prominent Du Quesne family, who introduce her to a life she has never imagined.

Based on an actual narrative diary published in 1807, Calico Captive skillfully reenacts an absorbing facet of history.