Historical Fiction for 4th Grade. 2014

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Racing the Moon
Alan Armstrong

HIST J ARMSTRONG

In 1947, eleven-year-old Alex and her impulsive, older brother Chuck befriend an army scientist who shares their interest in rockets and outer space travel. (Lexile: 780)


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Michael at the Invasion of France, 1943
Laurie Calkhoven

Boys of Wartime series
HIST J CALKHOVEN

Michael, a thirteen-year-old French-American, watches in fear as the Nazis invade Paris, and is spurred to become part of the French Resistance movement, defying Hitler, helping American aviators to safe zones, and delivering secret documents at great risk to his own safety. (Lexile: 660)


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The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Paul Curtis

HIST J CURTIS

With love and determination befitting the “world’s greatest family,” twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression. (Lexile: 750)


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Rodzina
Karen Cushman

J CUSHMAN

A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery. (Lexile: 740)


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Behind The Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy
Susan Patron

Dear America series
HIST J DEAR

In the “wild west” of an 1880s California gold-mining town, Angeline investigates the supposed murder of her father, a famous criminal lawyer, who she and her mother are certain is still alive. (Lexile: 880)


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With the Might of Angels: the Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson
Andrea Davis Pinkney

Dear America series
HIST J DEAR

In 1955 Hadley, Virgina, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. (Lexile: 740)


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Star in the Storm
Joan Hiatt Harlow

HIST J HARLOW

In 1912, fearing for her safety of her beloved Newfoundland dog Sirius because of a new law outlawing non-sheperding dogs in her Newfoundland village, twelve-year-old Maggie tries to save him by keeping him hidden. (Lexile: 600)


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Red River Stallion
Troon Harrison

HORSES J HARRISON

In 1830s Canada, a thirteen-year-old Cree girl journeys westward from York factory to the Red River valley, lured by a Norfolk trotter horse and determined to find her Scottish fur trader father. (Lexile: 1080)


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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had
Kristin Levine

HIST J LEVINE

In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking and leads them to save the life of a condemed man. (Lexile: 680)


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Big River's Daughter
Bobbi Miller

HIST J MILLER

When River Fillian’s powerful father, a pirate on a Mississippi keeler, disappears after a horrific earthquake in 1811, she must challenge the infamous rivals who hope to claim his territory and find her own place in the new order. (Lexile: 640)


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Lost in America
Marilyn Sachs

HIST J SACHS

Follows the experiences of Nicole, a teenaged French Jew, from 1943 to 1948, as she loses her parents and sister to the concentration camps and then leaves her native France to make a new life for herself in New York City. (Lexile: 720)


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King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige
Wes Tooke

HIST J TOOKE

Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball. So, after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season. (Lexile: 900)


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All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens
Gloria Whelan

HIST J WHELAN

As Rosalind continues to straddle the proper English world of her family and the culture of 1920s India where they live, her support of Gandhi and his followers in opposing British rule grows, and she considers trying to carry the rebels’ message to Edward, Prince of Wales, during his visit. (Lexile: not available)


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Breaking Stalin's Nose
Eugene Yelchin

HIST J YELCHIN

In the Stalinist era of the Soviet Union, ten-year-old Sasha idolizes his father, a devoted Communist, but when police take his father away and leave Sasha homeless, he is forced to examine his own perceptions, values, and beliefs. (Lexile: 670)


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The Extra
Kathryn Lasky

HIST TEEN LASKY

Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler’s favorite filmmaker a chace at life—or a detour on the path to inevitable extermination? In this chilling, but ultimately uplifting, novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a story of survival unlike any other. (Lexile: 660)


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