18th Century Fiction (Teen)

Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Chains.  Y FIC Anderson (Seeds of America SERIES)
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.  SEQUELForge (2010). 

Anderson, Laurie Halse.  Fever, 1793.  Y FIC Anderson 
In 1793 Philadelphia, sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of a yellow fever epidemic.

Avi.  Sophia’s War: A Tale of the Revolution.  Y FIC Avi
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.

Collier, James Lincoln.  My Brother Sam Is Dead.  Y PB C
Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.

Dunlap, Susanne.  The Musician’s Daughter.  Y FIC Dunlap
In eighteenth-century Vienna, Austria, fifteen-year-old Theresa seeks a way to help her mother and brother financially while investigating the murder of her father, a renowned violinist in Haydn’s orchestra at the court of Prince Esterhazy, after his body is found near a gypsy camp.

Howard, Ellen.  When Daylight Comes.   Y FIC Howard
After a slave uprising on an eighteenth century settlement in the Virgin Islands, a white girl held prisoner by the rebels follows a slow passage to understanding of her captors.

Lawrence, Iain.  The Wreckers.  Y FIC Lawrence (SERIES)
Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded. SEQUEL: The Smugglers

McCaughrean, Geraldine.  Plundering Paradise (The Pirate’s Son).  Y FIC McCaughrean
Left penniless in eighteenth century England, fourteen-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo’s dangerous past.

McKinney-Whitaker, Courtney.  The Last Sister.  Y FIC McKinney-Whitaker
In 1759, after a band of fellow settlers fakes a Cherokee raid to conceal the murder of her family, seventeen-year-old Catriona “Catie” Blair embarks on a journey across rural South Carolina and through Cherokee territory to report the crime and bring the murderers to justice, while desperately seeking to regain her own sense of safety.

Mann, J. Albert.  Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale.  Y FIC Mann
Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington’s Continental Army, but an accident as a child left him maimed and unable to enlist. He is forced to watch the Revolution from his family’s hard scrabble farm in Upstate New York—until a violent raid on his settlement thrusts him into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, and ultimately, face to face with the enemy.

O’Dell, Scott.  Sarah Bishop.  YPB O
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.

Rinaldi, Ann.  Time Enough for Drums.  Y FIC Rinaldi
Sixteen-year-old Jem and her servant struggle to keep things going at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence from the British king.

Roop, Peter.  An Eye for an Eye.  Y FIC Roop
In 1775 fourteen-year-old Samantha, who should be wearing dresses, knows that in britches she can out-hunt her twin and out-sail her older brother near their James River home, but can she use those skills against the British when the American Revolution begins?

Schmidt, Gary D.  Anson’s Way.  Y FIC Schmidt
While serving as a British Fencible to maintain the peace in Ireland, Anson finds that his sympathy for a hedge master places him in conflict with the law of King George II.

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