Colonial America Fiction (Grades 4-6)

Durrant, Lynda.  Echohawk.  J FIC Durrant // JPB D
A twelve-year-old white boy, adopted and raised by Mochicans in the Hudson River Valley during the 1730’s, is sent with his younger brother to an English settlement for schooling.

Lasky, Kathryn.  A Journey to the New World : The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple.  Y FIC Dear America
Twelve-year-old Mem presents a diary account of the trip she and her family made on the Mayflower in 1620 and their first year in the New World.

Nixon, Joan Lowery.  Caesar’s Story, 1759.  J FIC Nixon
After having been a slave on Carter’s Grove plantation near Williamsburg, Virginia, since childhood, Caesar finally finds a way to plan his own future.

O’Dell, Scott.  The Serpent Never Sleeps : A Novel of Jamestown and Pocahontas.  J FIC O’Dell
In the early seventeenth century, Serena Lynn, determined to be with the man she has loved since childhood, travels to the New World and comes to know the hardships of colonial life and the extraordinary Princess Pocahontas.

Osborne, Mary Pope.  Standing in the Light : The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan.  J FIC Dear America
A Quaker girl’s diary reflects her experiences growing up in the Delaware River Valley of Pennsylvania and her capture by Lenape Indians in 1763.

Speare, Elizabeth George.  The Witch of Blackbird Pond.  J FIC Speare/ Y FIC Speare
Now an orphan, Kit Tyler travels from Barbados, where she grew up, to live with her strict Puritan uncle in Connecticut.

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