Fiction for children in grades 4 – 8.
Will Somebody Please Marry My Sister? by Eth Clifford
In 1920s’ Brooklyn, Abel and friend Hilda try to find a husband for Abel’s doctor sister to marry.
Mystery of the Dark Tower by Evelyn Coleman
In 1928, when her father tears her and her brother from their mother in North Carolina and takes them to live with aunts in Harlem, twelve-year-old Bessie is trapped in a strange place, especially after her father disappears.
Emmy by Connie Jordan Green
In the 1920s when her father is disabled in a coal mining accident, eleven-year-old Emmy and the others in her family do what they can to help, with her fourteen-year-old brother taking Pa’s place in the mines.
The Trouble with Jeremy Chance by George Harrar
In 1919, following a disagreement with his father and his first whipping by a belt, twelve-year-old Jeremy hops a train to Boston to meet his older brother, a soldier returning from World War I.
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North
by Patricia McKissack
Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.
White Lilacs by Carolyn Meyer
In 1921 in Dillon, Texas, twelve-year-old Rose Lee sees trouble threatening her black community when the whites decide to take the land there for a park and forcibly relocate the black families to an ugly stretch of territory outside the town.
Moonshiner’s Son by Carolyn Reeder
As he works with his father making moonshine in the remote hills of Virginia during Prohibition, twelve-year-old Tom learns about hard work and honesty.
Last Updated: 16 December 2009