The Following Library Book-list is good for both the 3rd and 4th Six-Weeks.
Constitution, Bill of Rights, New
Nation, Manifest Destiny 1781-1825
Winter Hero, Collier
Anxious to be a hero, a young boy
relates how he becomes involved in Shays' Rebellion begun by farmers in western
Massachusetts against unfair taxation levied on them by the Boston government.
Crossing the panther's path, Alder, Elizabeth.
A YALSA 2002 Best Book Nominee, After braving a blizzard across the wilderness to
join his Mohawk mother and Irish father, fifteen-year-old Billy Calder meets
the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. Based on a true story, this is rousing historical
fiction about young soldiers and the terrible events culminating in the War of
Thomas Jefferson, architect of Democracy, Severance
Severance's ambitious portrait of America's third president chronicles
Jefferson's life and career from his early education through his positions as
author of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia, ambassador to
France, U.S. vice president and president, and finally as founder of the
University of Virginia.
John Hancock : signer for independence / by Barbara A. Somervill
A biography profiling John Hancock, the man who is best known for his bold
signature on the Declaration of Independence. Includes source notes and
George Washington & the founding of a nation / Albert Marrin.
A fascinating, fast-paced account of our first president's life and times.
Albert Marrin examines the "father of our country" from the
perspectives of his character, military experience, and also his slaveholding,
to assess Washington's role in our history.
George Washington : an illustrated biography / by David A. Adler.
Here is the full story of the life of George Washington, told with quotes from
his voluminous correspondence and accounts by his peers, and accompanied by
detailed historical illustrations. David A. Adler brings to life the man behind
the great soldier and statesman, and unveils the dignity and humility that were
the backbone of the public figure, lauded as "first in war, first in
peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens."
The founders : the 39 stories behind the U.S.Constitution / Dennis Brindell Fradin
The stories behind the Constitution are as powerful as the nation it created.
This companion volume to "The Signers" brings all of the founders'
stories to light.
A dangerous engine : Benjamin Franklin, from scientist to diplomat / Joan
A father of the revolution and a signer of the Constitution, Franklin was a
lightning rod in political circles – “a dangerous Engine,” according to a
critic. And although he devoted the last twenty-five years of his life to
affairs of state, his first love was always science. Handsome pen-and-ink
drawings highlight moments in this revolutionary thinker’s life.
on this island, Whelan
When war erupts
between England and America in 1812, it brings change and uncertainty-even to
Michigan's remote Mackinac Island. For young Mary O'Shea, the hardest change is
the departure of her father, who leaves Mackinac to join the American Army.
With her sister and brother, Mary must tend the farm, deal with the hardships
of British occupation, and hope for the safe return of their father.
The invasion of
Sandy Bay, Sanchez
Twelve-year-old Lemuel never
expected to face a British warship on his first nighttime fishing excursion.
Nevertheless, he finds himself tangled in an invasion during the War of 1812.
Based on true events, this entertaining and lively tale recounts how a fishing
village worked together to save its captured men and negotiate a truce with the
In 1793 Philadelphia, 16-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother,
learns about perserverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with
the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.
Following the Revolution, an 11-year-old boy becomes the captive of a ruthless
man who has set up his own nation supported by piracy, on a remote part of the
New Jersey coast.
Pennsylvania-New Jersey border in 1768. Two young endentured servants escape
into Pennsylvania and receive help from 12-year-old Peter York and his
guardian, Everett Shinn, a devout Quaker.
BLOODY COUNTRY, Collier
In the mid-eighteenth century a family moves from Connecticut to Pennsylvania
and becomes involved in the property conflict between the two states.
THE BOY WHO SAVED CLEVELAND, Giblin
1798. During a malaria epidemic in late eighteenth-century Cleveland, Ohio,
ten-year-old Seth Doan surprises his family, his neighbors, and himself by
having the strength to carry and grind enough corn to feed everyone. Based on a
WHERE THE GREAT HAWK FLIES, Ketchum
1782.Years after a violent New England raid by the Redcoats and their
Revolutionary War Indian allies, two families, one that suffered during that
raid and one with an Indian mother and Patriot father, become neighbors and
must deal the past.
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, Nordoff
THE H.M.S. Bounty, set sail from England in 1787 bound for Tahiti. Part of the
crew mutinies and sets Captain Bligh, a harsh taskmaster, and 18 others adrift
in a small boat. The mutineers and nonmutineers on the ship then divide. Some
seek refuge on an uncharted island, while others stay on Tahiti, eventually to
be arrested and court-martialed.
THE SECOND BEND IN THE RIVER, Rinaldi
In 1798 Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee
called Tecumseh and later develops a deep friendship with him.
Colonial-Revolution Book-list is good for the first and second 6-weeks.
Colonial/Revolution Reading Books in the Library
Zane : the rose of Fort Henry
By Durrant, Lynda, 1956- Dewey: -Fic-
In 1781 twelve-year-old Elizabeth Zane, great-great-aunt of novelist Zane Grey,
leaves Philadelphia to return to her brothers' homestead near Fort Henry in
what is now West Virginia, where she plays an important role in the final
battle of the American Revolution.
Two Shadows : the American revolution in the South
By Rinaldi, Ann Dewey: -Fic-
In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary
War take a terrible toll among her family and friends and comes to understand
the true nature of war.
By Elliott, Laura Dewey: -Fic-
In 1775, Nathaniel Dunn, a thirteen-year-old indentured servant in Virginia,
befriends an elderly schoolmaster and soon finds himself torn between the two
sides in the American Revolution.
By Forbes, Esther Dewey: -Fic-
After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a
messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
Lorenzo's Secret Mission
By Guzman, Lila, 1952- Dewey: -Fic-
In 1776, fifteen-year-old Lorenzo Bannister leaves Texas and his father's new
grave to carry a letter to the Virginia grandfather he has never known, and
becomes involved with the struggle of the American Continental Army and its
War comes to Willy Freeman
By Collier, James Lincoln, 1928- Dewey: -Fic-
A free thirteen-year-old African-American girl in Connecticut is caught up in
the horror of the Revolutionary War and the danger of being returned to slavery
when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.
By Rees, Celia Dewey: -Fic-
In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from
England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community
of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.
Break with Charity : a story about the Salem witch trials
By Rinaldi, Ann Dewey: -Fic-
While waiting for a church meeting in 1706, Susanna English, daughter of a
wealthy Salem merchant, recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft
that tore her village apart in 1692.
By Draper, Sharon M. (Sharon Mills) Dewey: -Fic-
Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured
servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort
Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
Guns for General Washington : a
story of the American Revolution
By Reit, Seymour Dewey: -Fic-
In the bitter winter of 1775-76, Colonel Henry Knox and his younger brother
Will, both of the Continental Army, become frustrated with the British blockade
of Boston and decide to attempt to move 183 cannons from Fort Ticonderoga, over
300 miles of mountainous wilderness, to defend the besieged city.
Jane : a Daughter of England caught in the struggle of the American Revolution
By Lavender, William Dewey: -Fic-
Fourteen-year-old Jane Prentice, orphaned daughter of an English earl, arrives
in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1776 to find her family and her loyalties
divided over the question of American independence.
The Secret of Sarah Revere
By Rinaldi, Ann Dewey: -Fic-
Paul Revere's daughter describes her father's "rides" and the
intelligence network of the patriot community prior to the American Revolution.
Wicked Girls : a novel of the Salem witch trials
By Hemphill, Stephanie Dewey: -Fic-
A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from
the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis,
Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam, Jr.
The Year of the Hangman
By Blackwood, Gary L Dewey: -Fic-
In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American
colonies, fifteen-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the
political unrest there that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the
course of history.