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HISTORICAL REALISTIC FICTION is a story that can actually happen and is true to life but also either takes place in a historical setting or attaches itself to an event in history.
Frequently Found Elements
•May be based upon dates, people, or events that really happened.
• Major historical event may be an essential.
• Accuracy of the historical detail is evident.
• May include author notes on research.
• Categories of historical fiction are based upon the time period or historical era.
• Characters and time periods are lifelike.
• Conflict allows children to compare the past with the present in order to better understand our world.
Authors to Explore
♦Lois Lowry ♦Joyce Hansen
♦Christopher Paul Curtis
♦Eugene Yelchin ♦Ruth White
♦Mary Ann Rodman ♦Nathan Hale
♦Joan Wolf ♦Elizabeth Winthrop
♦Lea Wait ♦Jacqueline Woodson
Book Examples in the Library
Counting on Grace by
Call Number: CML ADOL FIC W791co
Publication Date: 2007-08-14
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales by
Call Number: CML ADOL FIC H161do
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
The Mighty Miss Malone by
Call Number: CML JUV FIC C9784MI
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Inside Out and Back Again by
Call Number: CML JUV FIC L1851in
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
Jimmy's Stars by
Call Number: CML JUV FIC R6932JI
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Little Audrey by
Call Number: CML JUV FIC W582LI
Publication Date: 2008-09-02
Dad, Jackie, and Me by
Call Number: CML EASY FIC U312DA
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
Joining the Boston Tea Party by
Call Number: CML EASY FIC S787JO
Publication Date: 2001-07-24
The Butterfly by
Call Number: CML EASY FIC P7623BU
Publication Date: 2000-04-24
How to Find in the Library
⇒Go to library homepage http://library.uttyler.edu
⇒Scroll down and click on LIBRARY CATALOG
⇒Scroll down to the limit list and select the area you want to limit to: CML Easy Fiction (PreK-2nd grade), CML Juvenile Fiction (3rd -5th grade), CML Adolescent Fiction ( 6th-8th grade), CML Young Adult Fiction (9th-12th grade)
⇒Now select search.
⇒Write down the call number, title, and location (i.e. CML EZ, JUV, ADOL, YA or Dewey)