Historical novels for young adults?
Well, I really enjoying reading books from the 1800s-2000s or something like that. The books I’ve liked is Memoirs of a Geisha, Chinese Cinderella, and a book about the Chinese Revolution (forgot the title, but I think the title has the word “tea” or “party” in it… not sure, I think i’m making stuff up, haha). I also enjoy reading books about the Holocaust.
So yeah, I don’t mind books with romance in it (not a lot though). I know there are many other books such as Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, but it’s not in my school’s library and I’m too lazy to go to the public library. 😡
It also doesn’t have to be about Asia or something. I don’t really care.
Thanks in advance. 😀
Fletcher, Susan Shadow Spinner
When Marjan, a thirteen-year-old crippled girl, joins the Sultan’s harem in ancient Persia, she gathers for Shahrazad the stories which will save the queen’s life.
Friesner, Esther Sphinx’s Princess
Although she is a dutiful daughter, Nefertiti’s dancing abilities, remarkable beauty, and intelligence garner attention near and far, so much so that her family is summoned to the Egyptian royal court, where Nefertiti becomes a pawn in the power play of her scheming aunt, Queen Tiye.
Galloway, Priscilla The Courtesan’s Daughter
From humble beginnings, Phano rises to become one of ancient Athens’ most powerful citizens through her marriage to Theo, but they both have powerful enemies who don’t share their political views.
Geras, Adele Troy T
Told from the point of view of the women of Troy, portrays the last weeks of the Trojan War, when women are sick of tending the wounded, men are tired of fighting, and bored gods and goddesses find ways to stir things up.
Gormley, Beatrice Salome
Relates the life of a beautiful descendant of Herod the Great, and events leading up to her Dance of the Seven Veils, after which her cruel mother coerces her to ask for the head of John the Baptist, an innocent man, on a silver platter.
Lester, Julius Pharaoh’s Daughter
A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods.
Levitin, Sonia Escape from Egypt
When Moses comes to lead the Israelites to the Promised Land, Jesse, a Hebrew slave, finds his life changed by his growing faith in God and his attraction to the half-Egyptian, half-Syrian Jennat.
McLaren, Clemenice Inside the Walls of Troy
The events surrounding the famous battle between the Greeks and the Trojans are told from the points of view of two women, the beautiful Helen and the prophetic Cassandra.
Bosse, Malcolm The Examination
Fifteen-year-old Hong and his older brother Chen face famine, flood, pirates, and jealous rivals on their journey through fifteenth century China as Chen pursues his calling as a scholar and Hong becomes involved with a secret society known as the White Lotus.
Cushman, Karen Catherine, Called Birdy
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
Crane, Stephen The Red Badge of Courage
In the spring of 1863, while engaged in the fierce battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war.
Fleischman, Paul Bull Run
Northerners, Southerners, generals, couriers, dreaming boys and worried sisters describe the glory, the horror, the thrill, and the disillusionment of the first battle of the Civil War.
Paulsen, Gary Soldier’s Heart
Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.
Rinaldi, Ann The Last Silk Dress
During the Civil War, Susan finds a way to help the Confederate Army and uncovers a series of mysterious family secrets.
Frontier and Pioneer Life
Brink, Carol Caddie Woodlawn
The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century.
Cather, Willa My Antonia
The reminiscences of New York lawyer Jim Burden’s boyhood in Nebraska, especially about Antonia Shimerda, are set against the backdrop of the American assimilation of the immigrant.
Cooper, James Last of the Mohicans
The tale of a disillusioned man who exiles himself from a society whose values he abhors. Despite this exile, he agrees to take two sisters through hostile Indian country with the help of a Mohican scout.
MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah Plain and Tall
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Rinaldi, Ann The Second Bend in the River
In 1798 Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee called Tecumseh and later develops a deep friendship with him.
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