AudioBooks

Historical Fiction: The Early US

United States - Spans the centuries 

Atwell, Debby. Pearl
Events in the history of the United States, from George Washington's presidency through the beginning of the space program, are related to the experiences of one family.

United States - 1600s

Dorris, Michael. Guests
Moss and Trouble, an Algonquin boy and girl, struggle with the problems of growing up in the Massachusetts area during the time of the first Thanksgiving.

Fleischman, Paul. Saturnalia
In 1681 in Boston, fourteen-year-old William, a Narraganset Indian captured in a raid six years earlier, leads a productive and contented life as a printer's apprentice but is increasingly anxious to make some connection with his Indian past.

Harrah, Madge. My brother, my enemy
Determined to avenge the massacre of his family, fourteen-year- Robert Bradford joins Nathaniel Bacon's rebel army in hopes of wiping out the Susquehannock Indians of Virginia.

Howard, Ellen. The crimson cap
In 1684, wearing his father's faded cap, eleven-year-old Pierre Talon joins explorer Rene-Robert Cavelier on an ill-fated expedition to seek the Mississippi River, but after the expedition falls apart Pierre, deathly ill, is taken in by Hasinai Indians. Includes historical facts.

Jackson, Dave. The Mayflower secret
Teenage Elizabeth Tilley, one of the colonists landing at New Plymouth on the Mayflower, sees her parents die from illness and wonders if God is punishing her for the terrible secret she carries.

Lasky, Kathryn. Beyond the burning time
When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, twelve-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.

O'Dell, Scott. The serpent never sleeps: a novel of Jamestown and Pocahontas
In the early seventeenth century, Serena Lynn, determined to be with the man she has loved since childhood, travels to the New World and comes to know the hardships of colonial life and the extraordinary Princess Pocahontas.

Petry, Ann Lane. Tituba of Salem Village
Tituba gets brought to trial for witchcraft in Salem village.

Speare, Elizabeth George. The witch of Blackbird Pond
In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.