Easy Historical Fiction (9th gr.
  • A Single Shard / Linda Sue Park. Has a male protagonist and is set in medieval Korea.
  • At the Sign of the Star / Katherine Sturtevant.
  • Captain Grey / Avi
  • Catherine Called Birdy / Karen Cushman
  • Chipper / James Lincoln Collier
  • Dancing in Cadillac Light / Melvin Burgess.
  • Dark is Rising series / Susan Cooper
  • Dream Soul / Laurence Yep.
  • Duffy's Rocks / Edward Fenton
  • Edith Shay LaFaye,
  • Eleanor Hill / Lisa Williams Kline
  • Fire, Bed and Bone / Henrietta Branford - is a story of the Peasant's Revolt narrated by a dog.
  • I, Juan de Pareja / Elisabeth Borton de Trevino
  • King of the Wind / Marguerite Henry. It has plenty of action and is set in three different countries--Arabia, France, and England. The main character is the mute stable boy, so the boys couldn't complain about a female protagonist.
  • Matilda Bone and The Midwife's Apprentice / Karen Cushman
  • Minstrel in the Tower / Gloria Skurzynski.
  • Seeing Stone Trilogy
  • Shakespeare's Scribe / Gary Blackwood
  • Spider's Voice / Gloria Skurzynski.
  • The Babbs Switch Story / Darleen Bailey Beard
  • The Boy and the Samurai / Erik Christan Haugaard
  • The Copper Treasure / Kathryn Lasky.
  • The Door in the Wall / Marguerite DeAngeli. The setting is medieval.
  • The King's Shadow / Elizabeth Alder
  • The King's Swift Rider / Mollie Hunter.
  • The Midwife’s Apprentice / Karen Cushman
  • The Shakespeare Stealer / Gary Blackwood male protagonist...great story and easy enough for your lower 9th graders to read.
  • The Sign of the Chrysanthemum / Katherine Paterson. The protagonist is a 13-year-old male and it is set in medieval Japan.
  • The Stinking Great Lie / Catherine Jinks
  • Under a War Torn Sky/ L.M. Elliott