America as story: historical fiction for middle and by Rosemary K. Coffey

By Rosemary K. Coffey

Via conscientiously chosen stories, this article is helping scholars determine with the struggles and triumphs of teens development a sod apartment at the Nebraska prairie, following the North famous person with a daring band of escaped slaves, or traveling in guidance from rural Russia to city the US.

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Who was Colonel Bouquet? Find out what he was doing in Pennsylvania and what his historical role was in returning the Indian captives to their families. 2. Read a historical account of the return of the captive children in 1764. Did many of them resist leaving their Indian families? What happened to them? 3. In this book Regina tells her own story up to the time she and her mother found each other. Write another two to three pages, in Regina's voice, telling what happened to her and Quetit after they reached the new cabin.

What can you find out about his interests in science and medicine? 2. Mercy states that some of the colonists who were captured by the Indians came to prefer Indian life to their own. Can you find any evidence for this statement? 3. The Salem witch trials are mentioned in this story. Do you think the reports from Salem influenced either Mercy or Cotton Mather? Explain. 4. Mercy reads some poetry by Anne Bradstreet. Who was she? Roanoke: A Novel of the Lost Colony Sonia Levitin New York: Atheneum, 1973.

Each section concludes with a list of briefly annotated More Challenging Books for Advanced Readers, which were fully annotated in the first edition. These encompass many classics of American historical fiction. It is important to note that this is a highly selective list, as space restraints have necessitated omission of other worthwhile books. Local librarians will be able to recommend substitutes if specific volumes are not available. In the selection of books, most of which have been published since 1970, the following guidelines were used: 1 Time and Place The time period covered in these books ranges from the beginning of the colonial era in the late 1500s to contemporary times.

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