Well, it’s that time of year when all the children and educators head back to school. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a back to school freebie.
I will confess, I’m a bit of a nerd. I always enjoyed learning in the classroom. My favorite subject was history and I was often chided for reading ahead in my textbook. Many of my friends complained that history was dull, full of names and dates which meant very little to them. To counter that opinion I am sharing my favorite novels set during various times with stories that make make history come alive. For more information on the titles, clicking on each link will give you a description of the story.
Pre-Revolutionary America (Early 1700’s -1776)
REVOLUTIONARY ERA (1765-1783)
The Creole Princess -Beth White/The Messenger – Siri Mitchell/Rebellious Heart -Jody Hedlund/Wind Dancer -Jamie Carie/Daughters of His Kingdom Series -Amber Lynn PerryThe Mistress of Tall Acre -Laura Frantz
War of 1812
California STATEHOOD (1846-1850)
San Francisco History (1840’s gOLD rUSH, 1906 eARTHQUAKE)
the Civil War (1861-1865)
Reconstruction Era (1865-1877)
Chicago Fire -1871
Into the Whirlwind -Elizabeth Camden
Chicago’s world Fair -1893
Gilded Age (1870-1900 East Coast)
Turn of the century Appalachia (1900’s)
The Cadence of Grace Series-Joanne Bischof
rOARING tWENTIES (1920’S)
The Ringmaster’s Wife -Kristy Cambron/The Lost Girl of Astor Street -Stephanie Morrill/You’re the Cream in My Coffee -Jennifer Lamont Leo/The Illusionist’s Apprentice -Kristy Cambron/Love Comes Calling -Siri Mitchell
the Vietnam War and the 1970’s
What is your favorite historical era? Which era do you think needs more representation in fiction?