The Revolutionary War Era
Avi - The Fighting Ground
Jonathan joins a group of soldiers and fights in his first
battle, is taken captive by Hessian soldiers and learns about
the real meaning of war, all within twenty-four hours. 157p.
Denenberg, Barry - The Journal of William Thomas Emerson,
A Revolutionary War Patriot
Will writes of his experiences as an orphan in Boston on the
eve of the Revolutionary War where he joins the cause of the
patriots who are opposed to British rule. 156p.
Gregory, Kristiana - The Winter of Red Snow: The Revolutionary
War Diary of Abigail Jane Stewart
Abigail keeps a diary of her life in Valley Forge during the
winter of 1777–78 as General Washington prepares his
troops to fight the British. 170p.
Deford, Deborah H. - An Enemy Among Them
Christian, a young Hessian soldier, questions his own loyalties
after fighting with the British and spending time as a prisoner
in the home of Margaret's pro-rebel German-American family.
Durrant, Lynda - Betsy Zane, the Rose of Fort Henry
Elizabeth Zane leaves the fine city of Philadelphia and travels
down the Ohio River to her brothers' wilderness homestead
near Fort Henry. While there, she plays an important role in
the final battle of the Revolutionary War. Based on a true
Edwards, Sally - George
After a beloved friend is murdered by British raiders, George
and his father decide to help the American war effort by trying
to take a bargeful of badly needed supplies through treacherous
waterways to Washington's troops at Valley Forge. 138p.
Forbes, Esther - Johnny Tremain
When Johnny, a silversmith apprentice in Boston, is badly injured
and can no longer work his trade, he becomes involved with
the Sons of Liberty and takes part in the Boston Tea Party.
Lavender, William - Just Jane
Lady Jane Prentice, orphaned daughter of the Earl of Almesbury,
arrives in Charleston in 1776 and finds her loyalties divided
between her loyalist uncle and her patriot cousin Hugh. 275p.
Lawson, Robert - Mr. Revere and I
The true story of Paul Revere and his famous ride is revealed
in this narrative told by the real hero—his horse, Scheherazade.
Lunn, Janet - The Hollow Tree
After her cousin is hanged as a British spy, Phoebe takes over
the mission to carry information to the British general at
Fort Ticonderoga. 208p.
Myers, Anna - The Keeping Room
With his father away fighting for the American cause, Joey
stays behind to protect the family. When General Cornwallis
marches his troops into town, he takes over Joey's house
as his headquarters and begins hanging American prisoners in
the family's garden. 135p.
Pryor, Bonnie - Thomas
After the Tories burn their home, Thomas and his family are
forced to flee to the nearest fort for safety. Thomas and another
boy take on the dangerous task of spying on the British, and
then must run to escape the enemy army. 150p.
Rinaldi, Ann - The
Secret of Sarah Revere
Paul Revere's daughter Sarah tells about her life, her father's activities and
the patriots' intelligence network that he is involved in just before the start
of the American Revolution. 320p.
Wisler, G. Clifton - Kings Mountain
Frank leaves his backwoods Carolina home and becomes involved
in the patriot cause, first as a scout using his drawing skills
to draw pictures of enemy camps, and later in the fighting
at the battle of Kings Mountain. 154p.
Prepared by SRP, February 2004