Tag Archives: 1900s

14 Cows for America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept […]

All-of-a-Kind Family

Rating: (94 reviews) Author: Sydney Taylor Publisher: Yearling Product Description A heartwarming story of five little girls living with their parents in New York City at the turn of the century. They have simple but happy times as they share adventures, holidays and surprises. When Mama tells them her big news, it’s the most wonderful […]

Bud, Not Buddy

Rating: (481 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Amazon.com […]

A Christmas Tree in the White House

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Gary Hines Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Product Description When President Theodore Roosevelt announces that there will be no White House Christmas tree because cutting down trees is against his conservation efforts, his youngest sons, Quentin and Archie, are deeply disappointed. They can’t imagine ChAristmas without a tree. The two […]

The Christmas Barn

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: C. L. Davis Publisher: American Girl Product Description In 1930, when a snowstorm destroys their home in the Appalachian mountains twelve-year-old Roxie and her family move into the barn and prepare for a very unusual Christmas celebration.

The Shine Man: A Christmas Story

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Mary Quattlebaum Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Product Description During the hard times of 1932, a poor shoe shine man gives a child his cap, gloves, and an angel made from a spool, then receives a wonderful gift in return.

Kit’s Surprise: A Christmas Story, 1934 (The American Girls Collection, Book 3)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In 1934, Kit faces a very different Christmas because of her family’s financial problems and allows her pride to estrange her from her best friend.

Rebecca Mini Doll (American Girl)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: American Girl Publisher: Pleasant Company Publications Product Description This 6 1/2 inch doll brings Rebecca’s world to life on a smaller scale. She arrives dressed in an outfit authentic to her era. She comes with Meet Rebecca, a miniature 3 inch version of the first book in her series. Mini book […]

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff (American Girl Library)

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Nancy Holyoke Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc

Al Capone Does My Shirts

Rating: (184 reviews) Author: Gennifer Choldenko Publisher: Puffin Product Description Murderers, mob bosses, and convicts . . . these guys are not your average neighbors. Unless you live on Alcatraz. It’s 1935 and twelve-year-old Moose Flanagan and his family have just moved to the infamous island that’s home to criminals like notorious escapee Roy Gardner, […]

Kit an American Girl (6 Book Set)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Valerie Tripp Publisher: American Girl

Out Of The Dust (Apple Signature Edition)

Rating: (838 reviews) Author: Karen Hesse Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Amazon.com Like the Oklahoma dust bowl from which she came, 14-year-old narrator Billie Jo writes in sparse, free-floating verse. In this compelling, immediate journal, Billie Jo reveals the grim domestic realities of living during the years of constant dust storms: That hopes–like the crops–blow away in […]

Esperanza Rising

Rating: (300 reviews) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Blue Sky Press Book Description Esperanza thought she’d always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico–she’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in […]

Jim & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description He was the world’s greatest athlete, and a hero—until his medals were taken away. Stosh is shocked when his enemy, Bobby Fuller, begs him for a favor. He wants Stosh to take him back in time to meet Native American Jim Thorpe—an Olympic champion who lost his medals […]

Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (Dear America Series)

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Kathryn Lasky Publisher: Scholastic Inc. Amazon.com To 11-year-old Minnie Swift, Christmas, 1932, is not going to be the time of bounty she’s used to. Instead, it has become the “Time of the Dwindling.” The Great Depression has changed everything: Minnie’s father is working fewer and fewer hours, her hungry family eats […]

Samantha’s Surprise: A Christmas Story (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Maxine Rose Schur, Rose Schur Publisher: American Girl

Christmas in the Trenches

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: John McCutcheon Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description Nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the Best Spoken Word Album for Children category!

Hattie Big Sky

Rating: (30 reviews) Author: Kirby Larson Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Book Description Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle’s homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie’s been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle’s homestead […]

Julie: An American Girl (American Girls Collection)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Megan McDonald Publisher: American Girl Book Description The perfect way to learn about Julie Albright is with a complete set of her six books in an attractive slipcase. Set includes “Meet Julie”; “Julie Tells her Story”; “Happy New Year, Julie”; “Julie and the Eagles”; “Julie’s Journey”; and “Changes for Julie”.

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

Rating: (216 reviews) Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston Publisher: Bantam Books Book Description Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp–with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy […]

The Wednesday Wars

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Gary D. Schmidt Publisher: Clarion Books Book Description Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero in THE WEDNESDAY WARS-a wonderfully witty and compelling novel about a teenage boys mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-68 school year. Meet Holling Hoodhood, a seventh-grader at Camillo Junior High, who must spend […]

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Puffin Modern Classics) (Puffin Modern Classics)

Rating: (450 reviews) Author: Mildred D. Taylor Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com In all Mildred D. Taylor’s unforgettable novels she recounts “not only the joy of growing up in a large and supportive family, but my own feelings of being faced with segregation and bigotry.” Her Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry tells the story […]