Multcolib School Corps Picks Fiction about Colonial America and the Revolutionary War Grade 8

Chains By Anderson, Laurie Halse Book - 2008 j ANDERSON 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

The Pox Party
The Pox Party By Anderson, M. T. Book - 2006 y ANDERSON Available in some locations

Annotation:Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Sophia's War
Sophia's War A Tale of the Revolution By Avi Book - 2012 j AVI 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.

The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans By Cooper, James Fenimore Book - 2001 FICTION COOPER Available in some locations

Annotation:Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian war to vivid life. Featuring the classic character Natty Bumppo, it is a moving, memorable depiction of courage, passion, and forbearance, and a precursor to the Western genre.

Ghost Hawk
Ghost Hawk By Cooper, Susan Book - 2013 j COOPER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.

The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot
The Journal of William Thomas Emerson, A Revolutionary War Patriot By Denenberg, Barry Book - 1998 j DENENBERG Available in some locations

Annotation:William, a twelve-year-old orphan, writes of his experiences in pre-Revolutionary War Boston where he joins the cause of the patriots who are opposed to the British rule.

Copper Sun
Copper Sun By Draper, Sharon M. Book - 2006 y DRAPER Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

The Prison-ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive
The Prison-ship Adventure of James Forten, Revolutionary War Captive By Figley, Marty Rhodes Book - 2011 jgn FIGLEY 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1781, fifteen-year-old James Forten, a free African American from Philadelphia, is proud to be fighting for the American colonies, but when the British capture the ship on which he serves he fears for both his life and his freedom.

Johnny Tremain
Johnny Tremain By Forbes, Esther Book - 1998 j FORBES

Annotation: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.

I Walk in Dread
I Walk in Dread The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials By Fraustino, Lisa Rowe Book - 2011 j FRAUSTINO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Deliverance Trembley writes in her diary about the fears and doubts that arise during the 1692 witch hunt and trials in Salem Village, Massachusetts, especially when her pious friend, Goody Corey, is condemned as a witch.

Cannons at Dawn
Cannons at Dawn The Second Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart By Gregory, Kristiana Book - 2011 j GREGORY 2011 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:From the winter of 1779 until 1781, Abigail Stewart and her family follow the path of her father's Continental Army unit after their Valley Forge home burns down, enduring harsh winters and scarce food, and narrowly escaping danger time and again.

The Winter of Red Snow
The Winter of Red Snow The Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart By Gregory, Kristiana Book - 2010 j GREGORY 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Eleven-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington prepares his troops to fight the British

Wicked Girls
Wicked Girls A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials By Hemphill, Stephanie Book - 2010 y HEMPHILL 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation: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.

Blackbeard's Last Fight
Blackbeard's Last Fight By Kimmel, Eric A. Book - 2006 j KIMMEL Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1718, off the coast of North Carolina, a young cabin boy assists in the final capture and execution of Blackbeard the pirate.

Soldier's Secret
Soldier's Secret The Story of Deborah Sampson By Klass, Sheila Solomon Book - 2009 y KLASS 2009 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:During the Revolutionary War, a young woman named Deborah Sampson disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army.

Shadows in the Glasshouse
Shadows in the Glasshouse By McDonald, Megan Book - 2000 j MCDONALD Available in some locations

Annotation:While working as an indentured servant for a Jamestown glassmaker in 1621, twelve-year-old Merry uncovers a case of sabotage.

Standing in the Light
Standing in the Light The Diary of Catherine Carey Logan By Osborne, Mary Pope Book - 2011 j OSBORNE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:A Quaker girl's diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

The Revolutionary War
The Revolutionary War An Interactive History Adventure By Raum, Elizabeth Book - 2010 j 973.3 R246r 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Describes the events of the American Revolutionary War and explains the significance of the war today. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of a young girl, a patriot fighter, and a loyalist determined to keep America under British rule.

Sorceress By Rees, Celia Book - 2009 y REES 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:Eighteen-year-old Agnes, a Mohawk Indian who is descended from a line of shamanic healers, uses her own newly-discovered powers to uncover the story of her ancestor, a seventeenth-century New England English healer who fled charges of witchcraft to make her life with the local Indians.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond By Speare, Elizabeth George Book - 2011 j SPEARE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

Father of Lies
Father of Lies By Turner, Ann Warren Book - 2011 y TURNER 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1692 when a plague of accusations descends on Salem Village in Massachusetts and "witch fever" erupts, fourteen-year-old Lidda, who has begun to experience visions and hear voices, tries to expose the lies of the witch trials without being hanged as a witch herself.

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