Children - Historical Fiction

Abby Takes a Stand

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ISBN: 9780142406878
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Published: Puffin Books - December 28th, 2006

While looking for items to bring to a family reunion with her grandchildren, Gee tells the story of what happened in 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee when she was 10 years old. What starts as a question by one of the grandchildren who has found a menu and asking why it was saved, Gee remembers why she saved a restaurants menu where the food was not all that good after all. A fantastic introduction to the world of sit-ins at restaurants and lunch counters and the world of segregation. At the end, a short time line is added as well as the rules of the sit-ins. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


So Far From The Bamboo Grove

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ISBN: 9780688131159
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

Yoko, is an eleven-year old Japanese girl living in with her family in Korea. However, as far as she is concerned, her home is Korea. She is Korean. But when the World War II ends, the Korean people want control of the country again. Yoko, her sister and mother must leave the country they called home. Many adventures both terrible and amazing lead this family to the country of nationality, where they are the strangers. Based on Watkins own story, So Far From the Bamboo Grove is a beautiful, wonderful and fantastic look at another side of war. The human side. The sequel, My Brother, My Sister and I is as amazing and powerful as the first. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


My Brother, My Sister, and I

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ISBN: 9780689806568
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Published: Simon Pulse - April 1st, 1996

This powerful sequel to So Far From the Bamboo Grove is a fantastic look at the strength of three people in their struggle to survive. Yoko's mother is dead, her sister ill, her father still missing and now her brother is accused of a crime he did not commit. Yoko must find a way to survive when once again her life has been drastically changed. An amazing look at the human spirit and what it can accomplish. Based on Watkins own experiences. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


From Dawn till Dusk

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ISBN: 9780618737505
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Published: Sandpiper - September 1st, 2006

Spend a year on the farm with the narrator and her family as she recalls the fond times they have spent together. Each season the author names chores that may not be fun at first look, but they always turn into wonderful memories. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Wadjet Eye

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ISBN: 9780618689279
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Published: Clarion Books - June 12th, 2006

One boy of science, one of adventures. From different backgrounds, and common goals: to be friends and find Damien's father. A little history of Egypt, lots of adventure, and a story of friends and growing. With glossary, and detailed descriptions of some of the places and people mentioned, this is a great book for the individual or for the classroom. Good read, a great companion to her Place in the Sun. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


How I Found the Strong

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ISBN: 9780553494921
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Published: Laurel Leaf - April 11th, 2006

Frank Russell, known as Shanks, wishes he could fight for Mississippi and the Confederacy. When he finally gets first hand experiences with the war, and he starts to befriend the family's slave, Shanks starts seeing thing differently. Shanks' story is one of dealing with loss and changes during a trying time in American history. This is an extremely astonishing look at a boy coming of age in an appealing manner. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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