Audience: Middle Grades

Books for ages 8-12

journey of little charlie

The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis

July 21, 2019 by Cindy McCanAdventure, Historical Fiction | No Comments

I’ve come across many southern pre-Civil War stories about wealthy plantation owners and slaves. I’ve also read a few stories set in the post-Civil War era and that feature sharecroppers, both black and white. This is the first book I’ve read about white sharecroppers living in the pre-Civil War era …

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Witness by Karen Hesse

September 13, 2018 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Witness is a Reader’s Theater written in free verse with 11 distinct voices. The audiobook cast features a different reader for each character which really brings the book to life for listeners. The audio also includes an interview with both the author Karen Hesse and the historian Leonard Marcus.   This …

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Dash by Kirby Larson

February 23, 2018 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese descent were forced from their homes and into internment camps. The majority of the interned were American born citizens. This story is based on the true story of Mitsue Shiraishi and her dog Chubby. Life in …

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