Historical Fiction

Vivid, insightful, adventurous, historical fiction at its best. This is a magnificent Braille collection of books that blind middle-schoolers will love.

52 books on this shelf.

A Different Kind of Hero
by Ann R. Blakeslee, 167 pages. The miners made way when they saw who was pushing in. They all knew me, Lon Shol- to's boy Renny. were always making a compliment of saying I looked just like him, green-eyed, freckle-faced, black-hai...
Item Number: 3651
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A Lion to Guard Us
by Clyde Robert Bulla, 91 pages. Amanda Freebold is much too young to be a servant and much too fine a person to have to put up with the likes of Mistress Trippett, who is stingy and mean-tempered and expects Amanda to work as hard a...
Item Number: 3652
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A Place to Belong
by Emily Crofford, 153 pages. In 1935, after his family loses their farm and is forced to move onto an Arkansas plantation, sixth grader Talmadge struggles to endure their harsh new life - and fights to stay in school against his ...
Item Number: 3653
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Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis, 263 pages. Winner of the 2000 Newbery Medal, and the 2000 Coretta Scott King Award.
It's 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud's got a f...
Item Number: 3654
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Cabin on Trouble Creek
by Jean Van Leeuwen, 263 pages. Daniel and Will have plenty of food and supplies to last them five or six weeks, while Pa returns home to fetch the rest of the family. That is the plan, and Daniel--almost twelve now--is proud that P...
Item Number: 3655
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Mr. Tucket
by Gary Paulsen, 153 pages. Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like a man. But ...
Item Number: 3656
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Call me Francis Tucket
by Gary Paulsen, 127 pages. Alone.

Francis Tucket now feels more confident that he can handle just about anything. A year ago, on the wagon train, he was kidnapped from his family by a Pawnee hunting party. Then he escaped wi...
Item Number: 3657
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Cat Running
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 263 pages. Fast Cat Kinsey. Fastest runner in Brownwood School. She's hoping to win the sixth-grade girls' race and the Winners' Grand Finale, too, like she did last year--except that her stingy, old-fashioned f...
Item Number: 3658
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George Washington's Socks
by Elvira Woodruff, 183 pages. History class will never be the same!

When five kids take a walk along Lake Levart late one night, a mysterious wooden rowboat beckons them aboard. As if in a trance, they all step inside. But what...
Item Number: 3659
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Greener Grass
by Caroline Pignat, 265 pages. Kit Byrne's family is a strong one, but their strength and unity are being severely tested, as life becomes more and more desperate in nineteenth-century rural Ireland. Lord Fraser is the wealthy land...
Item Number: 3660
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Lily's Crossing
by Patricia Reilly Giff, 191 pages. The summer of 1944 was SUPPOSED to be as carefree as the past summers of Lily's life - spent in Rockaway, in her family's house by the Atlantic Ocean. But World War II changes everything: Lily's best ...
Item Number: 3661
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Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck, 189 pages. Set during the years 1929-1942, and told in eight engaging episodes, this fresh and funny novel recounts a boy and his sister's annual summer trips to rural Illinois to visit their eccentric grandmoth...
Item Number: 3662
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Matchlock Gun
by Walter D. Edmonds, 55 pages. In 1756, New York State was still a British colony, and the French and the Indians were constant threats to Edward and his family. When his father was called away to watch for a raid from the north, o...
Item Number: 3663
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Melitte
by Fatima Shaik, 175 pages. Melitte is a slave girl. She doesn't know who her parents were or how she came to live with Monsieur and Madame, a hapless farmer and his cruel, mocking wife. She knows only her hardscrabble existence...
Item Number: 3664
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Mutiny!
Series: Pirate Hunter Series #1
by Brad Strickland and Thomas E. Fuller, 181 pages. Pirates and Patriots--A Swashbuckling Adventure Begins!

The lawless Caribbean of the 1680's is a hotbed of sailors, spies, and pirate gold, where the line between patriot and privateer is a thin on...
Item Number: 3665
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The Guns of Tortuga
Series: Pirate Hunter Series #2
by Brad Strickland and Thomas E. Fuller, 181 pages. On the brink of war, is any harbor safe?

Five months into their undercover search for the pirate Jack Steele, Captain Hunter and the Aurora head for the island of Tortuga to put in for repairs afte...
Item Number: 3666
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Heart of Steele
Series: Pirate Hunter Series #3
by Brad Strickland and Thomas E. Fuller, 189 pages. The crew is in a sea of trouble! The hunt is on!

It is 1688 and the Aurora is still sailing under cover, searching for the real pirate king, Jack Steele. Young Davy Shea is a full member of the cre...
Item Number: 3667
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Old Yeller
by Fred Gipson, 165 pages. 1957 Newbery Honor Book
A wily stray, Old Yeller helps Travis and his family stay safe from the many dangers of the wild Texas frontier in this heartwarming tale of the Old West.

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Item Number: 3668
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On the Wings of Heroes
by Richard Peck, 151 pages. Davy Bowman's brother and their dad hung the moon. Dad looks forward to Halloween more than a kid, and Davy's brother, Bill, flies B-17's. Davy adores these two heroes and tries his best to follow the...
Item Number: 3669
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Out of the Storm
by Patricia Willis, 223 pages. The spring of 1946 is difficult for Mandy's family. Her father was killed in action in Europe--a fact Mandy can't accept--and her mother has lost her job to a returning war veteran. So Mandy, her moth...
Item Number: 3670
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Penny from Heaven
by Jennifer L. Holm, 271 pages. It's 1953 and eleven-year-old Penny dreams of a summer of butter pecan ice cream, swimming, and baseball. But nothing's that easy in Penny's family. For starters, she can't go swimming because her mot...
Item Number: 3671
$42.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Piney Woods
by Nell Cotten, 151 pages. There were many dangers in the deep piney woods of Florida in the early 1900s. Rattlesnakes, panthers, and alligators were just some of the creatures that frightened 12-year-old Andy. As he encountere...
Item Number: 3672
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Pit Pony
by Joyce Barkhouse, 103 pages. Eleven-year-old Willie works in the coal mines of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, rarely seeing the light of day. But his hard work can't stop him from dreaming of riding over the sand dunes of Sable Island...
Item Number: 3673
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Shades of Gray
by Carolyn Reeder, 263 pages. The Civil War is over, but to twelve-year-old Will Page the Yankees are still enemies. How can it be otherwise, when the war has claimed his entire immediate family? Now Will must live with relatives ...
Item Number: 3674
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Snow Treasure
by Marie McSwigan, 173 pages. A daring adventure based on a true story about a group of Norwegian children who smuggled nine million dollars in gold past Nazi sentries during World War II. "A story of courage and wits and grim det...
Item Number: 3675
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Sounder
by William Howard Armstrong, 99 pages. This powerful classic is a landmark in children's literature, winner of the 1970 Newbery Medal, and the basis of an acclaimed film. Sounder traces the keen sorrow and the abiding faith of a poo...
Item Number: 3676
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Tadpole
by Ruth White, 215 pages. Kentucky, 1955. Ten-year-old Carolina tells about the summer her favorite cousin, thirteen-year-old Tadpole, runs away from his abusive uncle to visit her family. Learning that the orphaned boy is bei...
Item Number: 3677
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Wintering
by William Durbin, 263 pages. The Companion to The Broken Blade.

In The Broken Blade, thirteen-year-old Pierre was seasoned by his first trip as a voyageur, spending the summer of 1800 paddling and portaging a canoe twenty-four...
Item Number: 3678
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The Broken Blade
by William Durbin, 167 pages. In 1800, thirteen-year-old Pierre La Page never imagined he'd be leaving Montreal to paddle 2,400 miles. It was something older men, like his father, did. But when Pierre's father has an accident, Pie...
Item Number: 3679
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The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite De Angeli, 129 pages. Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in ...
Item Number: 3680
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Danger on Thunder Mountain
Series: An American Adventure Series #3
by Lee Roddy, 303 pages. The devastating explosion would change more than the side of the mountain.

Hildy Corrigan and her cousin Ruby had hardly set foot in the Mother Lode community called Simple Justice when they ran st...
Item Number: 3681
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THE DESPERATE SEARCH
Series: An American Adventure Series #2
by Lee Roddy, 303 pages. Having found her family in Illinois and come to a new understanding with her stepmother, Hildy Corrigan travels with them to California only to discover some devastating news about her father's promis...
Item Number: 3682
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The Overland Escape
Series: An American Adventure Series #1
by Lee Roddy, 303 pages. Abandoned and on the run, could they outwit his relentless pursuit?

Hildy Corrigan, almost a teenager, returns home to discover that her stepmother has abandoned her and taken her brother and four ...
Item Number: 3683
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The Sign of the Beaver
by Elizabeth George Speare, 175 pages. A Newbery Honor Book.

Although he faced his responsibility bravely, thirteen-year-old Matt was more than a little apprehensive when his father left him alone to guard their newly built cabin in the...
Item Number: 3684
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The Whipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman, 95 pages. A shout comes echoing up the stairway: "Fetch the whipping boy!"

A young orphan named Jemmy rouses from his sleep. Ain't I already been whipped twice today? Gaw! What's the prince done now? It was ...
Item Number: 3685
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Titanic Crossing
by Barbara Williams, 207 pages. The year is 1912. Thirteen-year-old Albert Trask is going home to America - on the Titanic! Albert's bossy grandmother is forcing his widowed mother to return from England, where she took her children...
Item Number: 3686
$32.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Under the Blood-Red Sun
by Graham Salisbury, 319 pages. Hawaii, December 7, 1941. Tomikazu's world vanishes in an hour.

Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty. "This is a good place...
Item Number: 3687
$49.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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House of the Red Fish
by Graham Salisbury, 335 pages. NO MATTER WHERE I WENT, I WOULD BE ON KEET WILSON'S MAP, HIS OWN PERSONAL ENEMY.

This gripping companion novel returns to the story of Tomi Nakaji, begun in the award-winning Under the Blood-Red Su...
Item Number: 3688
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Worth
by A. LaFaye, 151 pages. After Nathaniel's leg is crushed in an accident, his father brings home an orphan boy, John Worth, to help work the fields. Worth has come to Nebraska from New York City on the Orphan Train, which bri...
Item Number: 3689
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Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan, 47 pages. (A Newbery Honor Book)
"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna. "Every-single-day," she answers. Papa sang, too. Their mother died after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is ...
Item Number: 3690
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Skylark
by Patricia MacLachlan, 65 pages. "She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first."

Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turns the land dry and brown. Fires sweep across the ...
Item Number: 3691
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Caleb's Story
by Patricia MacLachlan, 91 pages. From award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan comes another installment in the heartwarming saga that began with Sarah, Plain and Tall.

"Anna has done something terrible.
She has given m...
Item Number: 3692
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More Perfect than the Moon
by Patricia MacLachlan, 59 pages. Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on her mother, Sarah, feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller...
Item Number: 3693
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Grandfather's Dance
by Patricia MacLachlan, 63 pages. "Jack leans back on Grandfather's shoulder. Aunt Mattie's knitting needles click in the dark. The moon rises. The candle flickers in the gentle prairie wind. I close my eyes to keep everything there."...
Item Number: 3694
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Moccasin Trail
by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, 375 pages. Jim Keath has lived for six years as a Crow Indian when he learns that his two younger brothers and a sister are journeying west to take up land. Although Jim finds it difficult to fit in with the fam...
Item Number: 3695
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A Candle in the Dark
by Adele Geras, 63 pages. Germany, 9th November, 1938. After the horrors of this night, when Nazi storm troopers destroyed all the synagogues and Jewish property, Clara needs all her courage. She and her little brother, Maxi, ...
Item Number: 3696
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Bones in the Basket
by Carrie J. Taylor, 23 pages. "The seven stories that make up this collection, each from a different Native tradition, are myths that tell of the world's beginning and of how people came to be on the earth. There are notes on each...
Item Number: 3697
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Jade and Iron (Latin-American Tales from Two Cultures)
Edited by Patricia Aldana, 77 pages. "A collection of fourteen tales from Latin America. The opening seven pre-conquest stories include traditional origin tales, as in 'When Mountains Became Gods' and 'How the Opossum Stole Fire'. The se...
Item Number: 3698
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Mississippi Bridge
by Mildred D. Taylor, 43 pages. Set in rural Mississippi in the era before Civil Rights, this is perhaps the most powerful story written by Newbery Medal winner Mildred Taylor. A group of late-arriving white passengers show up to ge...
Item Number: 3699
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Morning Girl
by Michael Dorris, 61 pages. The award-winning author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water presents a tale based on an entry in the diary of Christopher Columbus. In alternating chapters, Morning Girl, a twelve-year-old Taino, a...
Item Number: 3700
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Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry, 145 pages. 1990 Newbery Medal Winner
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think about life before the war. But it's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school...
Item Number: 3701
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Tales from Gold Mountain (Stories of the Chinese in the New World)
by Paul Yee, 55 pages. Booklist Editor's Choice.
1990 Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies.
A collection of eight unforgettable stories based on the frontier history of Chinese immigrants. Th...
Item Number: 3702
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