Historical Fiction: Reconstruction


[Part of an ongoing series of historical fiction book lists for students and teachers. For the full list and to see more info, click here.]

Lower Grades (K-3)

  1. A Band of Angels-Hopkinson (4.4/0.5)
  2. More Than Anything Else-Bradby (3.3/0.5)
  3. Walking Home to Rosie Lee-LaFaye (4.1/0.5)

Middle Grades (4-8)

  1. Bigger-Calvert (5.7/6)
  2. Brotherhood-Westrick (4.7/10)

  3. Cause: Reconstruction America, 1863-1877-Bolden (9.5/7) Nonfiction
  4. Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule-Robinet (4.3/5)
  5. The Forty-Acre Swindle: George Washington Carver-Jackson (5.3/4)
  6. He Will Go Fearless-Lawlor (4.9/8.0)
  7. Janie’s Freedom: African-Americans in the Aftermath of the Civil War-Grant (4.9/5)
  8. The Journal of Joshua Loper:  A Black Cowboy-Myers* (5.0/4)
  9. The Land-Taylor (5.0/18)
  10. The Road to Freedom: A Story of Reconstruction-Asim (5.2/5)
  11. Sugar-Rhodes (2.9/4)

Upper Grades (9-12)

  1. Black Voices from Reconstruction-Smith (10.1/7) Nonfiction
  2. Cane River-Tademy (6.5/20)
  3. The Debt-Jones (3.8/1.0)
  4. Family-Cooper (4.7/6)
  5. The Hamlet-Faulkner (7.3/24)
  6. My Home Is Over Jordan-Forrester (4.4/6)
  7. Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow, 1864-1896-Collier (9.3/3) Nonfiction
  8. The Sound of Fury-Faulkner (4.4/14)
  9. Toward the Sunrising-Morris (6.8/18)
  10. The Unvanquished-Faulkner (6.1/11)

 

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