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Historical Fiction - 9th grade
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
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