Scholarly References

NOTE: All historical fiction books are listed individually in their respective articles and pages.

Books

Adamson, L. (1987). A reference guide to historical fiction for children and young adults. New York: Greenwood Press.

Coffey, R. & Howard E.F. (1997). America as story: Historical fiction for middle and secondary schools. Chicago, Ill.: American Library Association.

 Crew, H. (2014). Experiencing America's story through fiction: Historical novels for grades 7-12. Chicago: ALA Editions.

Galda, L. et.al. (2013). Biography and memoir. Literature and the child. New York: Cengage.

Gillespie, J. T (2008). Historical fiction for young readers (grades 4-8). Westport, Conn.:   Libraries Unlimited.

Schwebel, S. (2011). Child-sized history: Fictions of the past in U.S. classrooms. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

Vardell, S. (2014). Children’s literature in action: A librarian’s guide. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Wilson, K. (2011). Re-visioning historical fiction for young readers the past through modern eyes. New York: Routledge.

Articles          

Aronson, M. (2009, October 23). What makes for great historical fiction? Nonfiction Matters, School Library Journal. Retrieved from http://blogs.slj.com/nonfictionmatters/2009/10/23/what-makes-for-great-historical-fiction.

Barton, Keith. “What role should fiction have in the U.S. history classroom?” Roundtable discussion: A balanced and critical approach to historical fiction, TeachingHistory.org.   Retrieved from http://teachinghistory.org/issues-and-research/roundtable-response/25287.

 Herz, S. K. (1981). Using historical fiction in the history classroom. Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute. Retrieved from http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1981/cthistory/81.ch.10.x.html.

Lindquist, T. (1995). Why and how I teach with historical fiction. Scholastic Teachers.  Retrieved from  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/why-and-how-i-teach-historical-fiction.

Lindsay, N. (1999). Packaging the past. School Library Journal, 45(7), 34-35.

Websites

Bookworm for Kids: a resource for books for children.  http://www.bookworm4kids.com/Historical_Fiction.html.

The Common Core State Standards. http://www.corestandards.org/.

Cooperative Children’s Book Center. ccbc.education.wisc.edu.

GoodReads. http://www.goodreads.com.

Kid Lit History. http://kidlithistory.com/.

Literature for Kids. http://litkidz.com/books/historical-fiction.

NoveList. https://www.ebscohost.com/novelist.

School Library Journal. http://www.slj.com/.

Teacher Vision: Popular Historical Fiction Resources. https://www.teachervision.com/historical-fiction/resource/54592.html.

Wikipedia. Five laws of library use. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_laws_of_library_science.