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My son loves historical fiction - books by G. Clifton Wisler (Mr. Lincoln's Drummer, Red Cap, etc), Johnny Tremaine, the "Dear America" series. We're running out of material - any suggestions? It doesn't have to be just U.S. history - he's interested in other parts of the world, especially Asia and Africa. His reading level is pretty high, but content level should still be E.S. (he can have nightmares if the story is too scary or too graphic).
A few ideas:
The Walls of Cartagena - Durango
A Long Way From Chicago and A Year Down Yonder - Peck
On The Wings of Heroes - Peck
Someone Named Eva - Wolf
Indian Captive - Lois Lenski
The Secret School - Avi
Rodzina - Cushman
Listening for Lions - Whelan
Blood on the River - Carbone
The Twenty-one Balloons - Dubois
Once on the Island - Whelan
Letters from Rifka - Hesse
A Family Apart - Nixon
Number the Stars - Lowry
Snow Treasure - McSwigan
The Sign of the Beaver - Speare
Lily's Crossing - Giff
The Buried City of Pompeii - Tanaka
The Watson's Go To Birmingham - 1963 - Curtis
Echohawk - Durant
Out of the Dust - Hesse
Caddie Woodlawn - Brink
Bound for Oregon - Leeuwen
Anything by G. A. Henty; Robert Elmer; Nancy Rue or Lee Roddy.
The American Adventure series - Book #1 is The Mayflower Adventure, and there are 48 books covering 1620-1945. We have liked every one of them that we've been able to get. I have book 3, Dream Seekers, on my shelf.
Also the Dear America series has many books for and about boys. My son has even read the Royal Diaries series after hearing his sister and me discuss them. He also loves history.
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