SUGGESTED OUTSIDE READING BOOKS: HISTORICAL FICTION
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. As the Revolutionary War starts, thirteen-year-old Isabel begins her own fight...for freedom.
Around the World in 100 Days by Gary L. Blackwood. Picking up where Around the World in Eighty Days left off, Harry Fogg, the son of Phileas Fogg, has just made a wager of his own. Harry bets that he can drive a steam-powered motorcar all the way around the world in only 100 days. Racing off with three companions, Harry undertakes a grueling journey that will pit him against flash fires and even sabotage from within.
Annexed by Sharon Dogar. Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the attic – but what about the boy who was also trapped there with her?
Woods Runner by Gary Paulsen. Samuel, 13, lives in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the edges of a British colony, America. And now the Revolutionary War is about to reach him.
Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber. Living in 1920s rural Missouri, Iris discovers that “hobo” might be short for “homeward bound” as she makes an eccentric cast of folks into her family. But just as she begins to break out of her shell, tragedy strikes. Can Iris find the strength to carry on, and the smarts to outwit a menacing farmer?