Historical Fiction for Young Adult Readers







American Civil War Ends.

Reconstruction Era Begins.




1865




Sing Down the Moon
by Scott O'Dell
(1865)







Watcher in the Piney Woods
by Elizabeth McDavid Jones
The Curse of the Moonraker: A Tale of Survival
by Ethe Clifford
(1886)







Hear the Wind Blow
by Mary Downing Hahn
(1866)
































Maggie's Door
by Patricia Reilly Giff
(1966)





Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule
by Harriette Robinet
(1867)

Jo and the Bandit
by Willo Davis Roberts
(1867)





1867



The Russian Empire sold Alaska to the USA for $7.2 Million.

Nebraska was admitted to the Union
.

Dragon's Gate
by Laurence Yep
(1867)






The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West
by Kristiana Gregory
(1868)







Jim Dandy
by Hadley Irwin
(1868)
Ice Drift
by Theodore Taylor
(1868)








Misadventures of Maude March
by Audrey Couloumbis
(1869)

Ulysses S. Grant becomes President.

The first railroad connecting the East and West coast is completed.


1869





Firehorse
by Diane Lee Wilson
(1872)






Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan
(1870)








The Gate In The Wall
by Ellen Howard
(1870)

Bluestem
by Frances Arrington
(1870)



Borderlands
by Peter Carter
(1871)
The Journal of Joshua Loper: A Black Cowboy
by Walter Dean Myers
(1871)







Children of the Fire
by Harriette Gillem Robinet
(1871)


The Statue in the Harbor: A Story of Two Apprentices
by Jeffrey Eger
(1871)

Little House in the Big Woods
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1872)




The Seer of Shadows
by Avi
(1872)








Charles Darwin Publishes The Origin of Species
A Woman for President
by Kathleen Krull
(1872)











Brother Moose
by Betty Levin
(1873)








The Journal of Brian Doyle: a Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship
by Jim Murphy
(1874)






















Old Town in the Green Groves: The Lost Little House Years
by Cynthia Rylant
(1875)







Soldier Boy
by Brian Burks
(1876)





1876



Col George A. Custer was defeated in the Sioux Indian War, at the
Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana. Colorado was admitted to the Union.

National League founded (baseball).

Alexander Graham Bell patents the Telephone.

All the Buffalo Returning
by Dorothy M. Johnson
(1876)


A Little Bit Dead
by Chap Reaver
(1876)



















Sweetgrass Basket
by Marlene Carvell
(1879)









The Staircase
by Ann Rinaldi
(1878)





Thomas Edison invents incandescent light.



1879











The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys
by Ann Rinaldi
(1880)









My Heart is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl
by Ann Rinaldi
(1880)


Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924
by Deborah Hopkinson
(1880)





Worth
by A. LaFaye
(1881)

My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher
by Jim Murphy
(1881)





1881



President James A. Garfield was shot and died in September to be succeeded by Chester A. Arthur.


Rodzina
by Karen Cushman
(1881)





























West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi
by Jim Murphy
(1883)























Grover Cleveland took office as President.



1885













The Copper Lady
by Alice & Kent Ross
(1886)

Run Away Home
by Patricia C. McKissack

(1886)





1886



Geronimo (Apache) surrenders after 15 years.

Haymarket Square labor riot in Chicago kills elleven people.


Walk Across the Sea
by Susan Fletcher
(1886)





Pioneer Girl
by Maryanne Caswell
(1887)








Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller
by Sarah Miller
(1887)





















Kaiulani: The People's Princess
by Ellen Emerson White
(1889)

Benjamin Harrison took office as President.


North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and
Washington were admitted to the Union.



1889





I Have Heard of a Land
by Joyce Carol Thomas
(1889)









Radical Red
by James Duffy
(1890)





1890



Sherman Antitrust Act

The Battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota, was the last major conflict between Indian (Souix) and US troops.

Idaho and Wyoming were admitted to the Union.






















Grover Cleveland was re-elected to the presidency.

Strike at Carnegie Steel results in ten deaths.



1892





Mfinuk: Ashes in the Pathway
by Kirkpatrick Hill
(1892)






American Sisters Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893
by Laurie Lawlor
(1893)


The World's Columbian Exposition — also known as The Chicago World's Fair 1983








Fair Weather: A Novel
by Richard Peck
(1893)






Wrango
by Brian Burks
(1894)







Riding the Flume
by Patricia Curtis Pfitsch
(1894)







A Year Without Rain
by D. Anne Love
(1895)







Storm Warriors
by Elisa Carbone
(1895)









A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(1896)

The Klondike Gold Rush

The Supreme Court approved racial segregation under the `separate but equal' doctrine.





1896



William McKinley was elected to the presidency.

Utah was admitted to the Union.


















Jason's Gold
by Will Hobbs
(1897)


Gold Rush Fever: A Story of the Klondike, 1898
by Barbara Greenwood
(1898)


Down the Yukon
by Will Hobbs
(1898)

Spanish-American War: The US defeats Spain, gains control of the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.



1898





The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush
by Barthe DeClements

(1898)


In Care of Cassie Tucker
by Ivy Ruckman
(1898)





The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by
Jacqueline Kelly
(1899)
Our Only May Amelia
by Jennifer L. Holm
(1899)







Preacher's Boy 
by Katherine Paterson
(1899)
The Luxe
by Anna Godbersen
(1899)




Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
(1900)







The Call of the Wild
by Jack London
(1900)





Theodore Roosevelt: Letters From a Young Coal Miner
by Jennifer Armstrong

(1901)





1901



President McKinley was shot in September and died eight days later; he was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.

Hannah's Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl
by Marissa Moss
(1901)


 



A Real American by Richard Easton
(1902)







How I Became an American
by Karin Gundisch
(1902)



Kids on Strike!
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(1903)


Dragonwings
by Laurence Yep
(1903)

The Well: David's Story
 by Mildred D. Taylor

The United States begins digging the Panama Canal. The canal opens in 1914, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.



1903





The Wright Brothers make their first flight.

The Wright Brothers
by Kerri O'Hern & Gretchen Will May


Brooklyn Bridge
by Karen Hesse
(1903)












The Minstrel's Melody
by Eleanora E. Tate
(1904)


















Earthquake!: A Story of Old San Francisco
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
(1906)


Earthquake at Dawn
by Kristiana Gregory
(1906)







April 18, 1906 Powerful San Francisco Earthquake A Northern Light
by Jennifer Donnelly
(1906)









1907



Oklahoma was admitted to the Union.





The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff
(1908)



Gib Rides Home
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
(1908)

Henry Ford introduces the Model T car, priced at $850.



1908








Under Copp's Hill
by Katherine Ayres
(1908)









1909



William H. Taft is elected as President.




(1909)




Through the Open Door
by Joy N. Hulme
(1910)

Counting on Grace
by Elizabeth Winthrop
(1910)







The Big Burn
by Jeanette Ingold
(1910)














Ashes of Roses
by Mary Jane Auch
(1911)
Amanda/Miranda
by Richard Peck
(1911)





Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Paterson
(1912)

Woodrow Wilson was elected to the presidency.

New Mexico and Arizona were admitted to the Union.



1912





Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic, 1912
by Ellen Emerson White
(1912)


Titanic Crossing
by Barbara Williams
(1912)








Angel on the Square
by Gloria Whelan
(1913)













Lord of the Nutcracker Men
by Iain Lawrence
(1914)

Remembrance
by Theresa Breslin
(1914)







Secrets on 26th Street by Elizabeth McDavid Jones
(1914)


Day of the Assassins: A Jack Christie Novel
by Johnny O'Brien
(1914)




Rockbuster by Gloria Skurzynski
(1915)




























The United States joins World War I August 3, 1914 on the side of the Allies against Germany.





1917



The US declared war on Germany on April 6th.



A Long Way to Go
by Zibby Oneal
(1917)


A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen by Kathryn Lasky
(1917)


The Night Flyers
by Elizabeth McDavid Jones
(1918)


Hattie Big Sky
by Kirby Larson
(1918)

Over 1m. US troops were in Europe by July; the `Great War' ended with the surrender of Germany in November.







Pictures, 1918
by Jeanette Ingold
(1918)


Black Duck
by Janet Taylor Lisle
(1929)

Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists by Tonya Bolden




Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North by Patricia C. McKissack
(1919)



Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
(1919)

The Harlem Hellfighters: When Pride Met Courage by Walter Dean Myers
(1919)


Great Migration of African-Americans north and west.







1919



The Prohibition of alcoholic beverages was introduced in the 18th Amendment to the Constitustion.

The Harlem Renaissance (also known as the Black Literary Renaissance and the New Negro Movement) refers to the flowering of African-American cultural and intellectual life during the 1920s and 1930s.


Shoeless Joe & Me: A Baseball Card Adventure
by Dan Gutman
(1919)


American Too
by Elisa Bartone
(1920)

Tree by Leaf
by Cynthia Voigt
(1920)


The Jazz Kid
by James Lincoln Collier
(1920)

Warren G. Harding was elected to the presidency.

Women received the right to vote under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.



1920





Bridge to America: Based on a True Story
by Linda Glaser
(1920)


We are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball

by Kadir Nelson
(1920)








Tulsa Burning
by Anna Myers
(1921)






1921



The national quota system was introduced to
restrict immigration.

White Lilacs
by Carolyn Meyer
(1921)























Witness
by Karen Hesse
(1924)


President Harding died and was replaced by Calvin Coolidge.



1923







































Darby
by Jonathon Scott Fuqua
(1926)




















Uprising
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
(1927)
 




















Treasures in the Dust
by Tracey Porter

The Babe & I
by David A. Adler
(1929)

Tree of Hope
by Amy Littlesugar
(1929)

Stompin' at the Savoy: the story of Norma Miller
by Norma Miller, Alan B. Govenar
(1924)

Dust for Dinner
by Ann Turner(1929)

Hear That Whistle Blow
by Anne Schraff
(1929)




1929



The "Stock Market Crash" marked the beginning of the Great Depression, an economic recession which lasted for most of the 1930.

Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
(1929)

The Journal of C.J. Jackson: A Dust Bowl Migrant
by William Durbin
(1929)

Nowhere to Call Home by Cynthia DeFelice
(1929)


The Amazing Thinking Machine
by Dennis Haseley
(1929)

A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
by Richard Peck
(1929)

Out of the Dust
by Karen Hesse
(1929)





Mississippi Bridge
by Mildred D. Taylor
(1930)







Dreaming in Black and White by Reinhardt Jung
(1930)







Hana's Suitcase: A True Story by Karen Levine
(1931)












Saving Grace
by Priscilla Cummings
(1932)







Babe & Me
by Dan Gutman
(1932)


Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(1933)

Leaving Gee's Bend
by
Irene Latham
(1932)


Esperanza Rising
by
Pam Muaoz Ryan

A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt by C. Coco De Young
(1933)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office and appointed the first woman to the cabinet; he was the first Democratic President since Wilson.

Isolationst polict was confirmed by the US, declaring that they would not become involved in affairs of the nations of the western hemisphere.



1933



 



The `New Deal' domestic legislation was passed by Congress.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal increases government help to people hurt by the Depression.


Macaroni Boy
by
Katherine Ayres
(1933)

The Barn Burner
by Patricia Willis
(1933)




















Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards
by Katelan Janke
(1935)


Al Capone Does My Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko
(1935)







Hard Times for Jake Smith: A Story of the Depression Era
by Aileen Kilgore Henderson
(1935)
Rose's Journal: The Story of a Girl in the Great Depression
by Marissa Moss
(1935)


The Trial
by Jennifer Bryant
(1935)





Al Capone Shines My Shoes By Gennifer Choldenko
(1935)














Flames of the Tiger
by John Wilson
(1937)







A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
(1937)



One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss
by Barry Denenberg
(1938)










Lonek's Journey: The True Story of a Boy's Escape to Freedom By Dorit Bader Whiteman
(1939)

The Butterfly
by Patricia Polacco
(1939)

The Journal of Ben Uchida, Citizen #13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp
by Barry Denenberg
(1939)

The Divine Wind: A Love Story
by Garry Disher
(1939)

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(1939)







Finding Sophie
by Irene N. Wattts(1939)

Jacob's Rescue: A Holocaust Story
by Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin
(1939)
Captain's Command
by Anna Myers
(1939)

Marika
by Andrea Cheng
(1939)


Upon the Head of The Goat: A Childhood in Hungary, 1939-1944
by Aranka Siegal
(1939)



Remember Me by Irene N. Watts
(1939)

The Green Glass Sea
By Ellen Klages
(1939)

Postcards From No Man's Land
by Aidan Chambers
(1939)







When My Name Was Keoko
by Linda Sue Park
(1939)

Milkweed
by Jerry Spinelli
(1939)

Yellow Star
by Jennifer Rozines Roy
(1939)

Darkness
by Anne E. Schraff
(1939)


Maus: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman
(1939)






Blue
by Joyce Hostetter
(1940)







Ten Cents a Dance
by Christine Fletcher
(1940)
In Defiance of Hitler: The Secret Mission of Varian Fry by Carla Killough McClafferty
(1940)


A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
by Harry Mazer
(1941)

Someone Named Eva
by Joan M. Wolf
(1941)


T4: A Novel in Verse
by Ann Clare LeZotte
(1941)

Elephant Run
b
y Roland Smith
(1941)

Code Talker
by Joseph Bruchac
(1941)

Eleanor's Story: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany
By Eleanor Ramrath Garner
(1941)

Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
by
Andrea Warren
(1941)

Thin Wood Walls
by
David Patneaude
(1941)

The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
(1941)

Soldier Boys By Dean Hughes
(1941)


The USA inflicted the first major defeat on Japan at the Battle of Midway, in June; US and British forces invaded North Africa in November.





1941



The US entered the Second World War following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii December 7, 1941.

If I Should Die Before I Wake
by Han Nolan
(1941)

Briar Rose
by Jane Yolen
(1941)

Mare's War
by Tanita S. Davis
(1941)

My Friend the Enemy
by J. B. Cheaney
(1941)

Elin's Island
by Cynthia L. Copeland
(1941)



Blizzard's Wake
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
(1941)

Under the Blood-Red Sun
by Graham Salisbury
(1941) 


The Art of Keeping Cool
b
y Janet Taylor Lisle
(1942)



Voices at Whisper Bend
by Katherine Ayres
(1942)

Four Steps to Death
by John Wilson
(1942)

The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(1942)





1942





The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
(1942)

Aleutian sparrow
by Karen Hesse
(1942)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: A Fable
by John Boyne
(1942)

The Secret Room
by H. Townson
(1942)

Behind the Bedroom Wall
by Laura E. Williams
(1942)

I Will Plant you a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor by Laura Hillman
(1942)


The Victory Garden
by Lee Kochenderfer
(1943)

Malka
by Mirjam Pressler
(1943)

Flygirl
by Sherri L. Smith
(194?)

Mare's War
by Tanita S. Davis
(1943 & 2009)





1943



The US and its Allies invaded Italy in September.


A Separate Peace
by John Knowles
(1943)

Number the Stars
by Lois Lowry
(1943)







Worlds Afire
by Paul B. Janeczko
(1944)


Under a War-Torn Sky
by Laura Malone Elliott
(1944)

Two suns in the sky
by Miriam Bat-Ami
(1944)

US and Allied forces invaded northern Europe in June; US forces landed in the Philippines in October.



1944





Postcards from No Man's Land
by Aidan Chambers
(1944 & 1996)
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
(1944)



The Bomb
by Theodore Taylor
(1945)


Flags of our Fathers
by James Bradley
(1945)

The explosion of the first atomic bomb took place in July at Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of
Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9th)

Japan surrendered on August 15th; US forces moved into Korea, replacing the Japanese, in September.






1945



President Roosevelt died in April, having won an unprecedented fourth term of office in the election of the previous year; he was succeeded by Harry S Truman.

US forces landed on Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Japan, in February and April, respectively.

War with Germany ended on May 7th.


Edenville Owls
by Robert B. Parker
(1945)



Soldier X
by Don L. Wulffson
(1945)

A Troubled Peace
by L. M. Elliott
(1945)



















Jackie & Me
by Dan Gutman
(1947)

Jackie Robinson becomes the first black baseball player in the major leagues when he joins the Brooklyn Dodgers.



1947
















The Journal of Biddy Owens: The Negro Leagues
by Walter Dean Myers
(1948)








The Year of Miss Agnes
by Kirkpatrick Hill
(1948)











1949



The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created, committing the USA to the defence of Western Europe.

Art Movement Abstract Expressionism breaks out in New York City.







The Education of Robert Nifkin
by Daniel Manus Pinkwater
(1950)



Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata
(1950)

The USA answered a UN request for peace-keeping troops to be sent to Korea after the Communist regime of the North invaded the South.



1950





Mysteries on Monroe Street
by Sandra Belton

(1950)
My Louisiana Sky, Volume 1
by Kimberly Willis Holt
(1950)




















A Dirty Deed
by Ted Stenhouse
(1952)







Stumptown Kid
by Carol Gorman, Ron J. Findley
(1952)





Penny from Heaven
by Jennifer L. Holm
(1953)




1953



Dwight D. Eisenhower assumed the presidency for the Republicans. The Korean conflict was declared to be over.


Belle Prater's Boy
by Ruth White
(1953)



The Supreme Court ruled, in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka , that `separate educational facilities are inherently unequal' and, therefore, that the `separate but equal' doctrine was in violation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.



1954






Senator Joseph McCarthy led hearings into alleged Communist influence in the US Army.

A Friendship for Today
by Pat McKissack
(1954)














Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe
(1955)





1955



African Americans boycott buses in Montgomery.

The USA began to provide military-adviser assistance to the South Vietnamese army, to help it against the Communist regime in the North of Viet Nam.

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice
by Phillip Hoose
(1955)






Music from a Place Called Half Moon
by Jerrie Oughton
(1956)








Walking to the Bus-Rider Blues
by Harriette Gillem Robinet
(1956)









Jericho Walls
by Kristi Collier
(1957)

No One Must Know
by Eva Wiseman
(1957)








What I Know Now
by Rodger Larson
(1957)





Explorer 1, the first US earth satellite, was launched.



1958





Circle of Fire
by Evelyn Coleman
(1958)












1959




Alaska and Hawaii were admitted to the Union, as the 49th and 50th states.












Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream
by Tanya Lee Stone







Sonny's War
by Valerie Hobbs
(1960)




Escape to West Berlin
by Maurine F. Dahlberg
(1961)

John F. Kennedy, a Democrat, became President.

Civil Rights Movement.



1961





Belle Teal
by Ann M. Martin

(1961)


The Georges and the Jewels by Jane Smiley
(1961)




Freedom Riders
by Ann Bausum
(1960)


Art movement Pop Art sweeps New York.







1962



The Cuban Missile Crisis abated when the Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, agreed to withdraw nuclear missiles from Cuba, following a US naval blockade of the island.

On November 22, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, and was succeeded by Lyndon B. Johnson.





The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis
(1963)

 


A Million Shades of Gray by Cynthia Kadohata


The Civil Rights Act banned discrimination in places of public accommodation and in employment.

The Tonkin Resolution of Congress authorized presidential action in Viet Nam following reports of a North Vietnamese attack on two US destroyers.



1963





Sky
by Pamela Porter
(1963)











The Return of Gabriel  by John Armistead, Fran Gregory
(1964)








Yankee Girl
by Mary Ann Rodman
(1964)











1965



The United States sends large numbers of soldiers to fight in the Vietnam War.

President Johnson ordered bombing raids on North Vietnam.







Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam
by Cynthia Kadohata

(1965)
















Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers
(1967)

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
(1967)







Flight to Freedom
by Ana Veciana-Suarez
(1967)



The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps  by Ellen Emerson White (1968)



One Crazy Summer
by
Rita Williams-Garcia
(1968)

Outside in
by Karen Romano Young
(1968)


Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis.

Senator Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.



1968





The US public's perception of the physical and financial costs of war in Viet Nam prompted President Johnson to propose cease-fire negotiations (at this time more than 500,000 US troops were in Viet Nam); the policy of Vietnamization was announced, by which the South Vietnamese would gradually assume the entire fighting role.

All the Broken Pieces
by Ann E. Burg
(1968)

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?: The Diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty
by Ellen Emerson White
(1968)


Kaleidoscope Eyes by Jen Bryant
(1968)

The Rock and the River
by Kekla Magoon
(1968)



Free Radical
by Claire Rudolf Murphy
(1969)



Search and Destroy
by Dean Hughes
(1969)


 

Letters from Wolfie
by Patti Sherlock
(1969)






1969



Richard Nixon, a Republican, became President.

US forces began the withdrawal from Viet Nam.

Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on to the Moon.

The First Moon Landing
by Elizabeth Hudson-Goff & Dale Anderson















Seattle Blues
by Michael Wenberg
(1970)



















Beacon Hill Boys
by Ken Mochizuki
(1972)













The Road Home
by Ellen Emerson White (1973)


Shooting the Moon
by Frances O'Roark Dowell
(1973)

US participation in the Vietnam War ends.



1973





Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 by John Barnes
(1973)
Crossing Jordan
by Adrian Fogelin
(1973)









1974



President Richard Nixon resigns because of the Watergate scandal.










Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy
by Andrea Warren
(1975)








Gold Dust
by Chris Lynch
(1975)


























1977


























Children of the River
by Linda Crew
(1979)






1979



U.S. hostages are taken in Iran, beginning a 444-day crisis that ends with their release in 1981.




















No Cream Puffs
by Karen Day
(1980)





Nobody was Here
by Alison Pollet
(1981)

Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court.



1981





New plague identifited as AIDS.

Personal computers introduced by IBM.






Lost in the War
by Nancy Antle
(1981)








Pity Party: 8th Grade in the Life of Me, Cass
by Alison Pollet
(1982)













1982


























Hole in the Ozone Layer discovered over Antartica.


1984

































1986


Challenger Space Shuttle Explodes.



























1988



















Berlin Wall Falls.
Quake!: A Novel
by Joe Cottonwood
(1989)







Hubble Telescope Launched into space.







Petey
by Ben Mikaelsen
(1990)






Soldier Mom
by Alice Mead
(1991)

Linger by M. E. Kerr
(1991)







Operation Desert Storm.
Hometown
by Marsha Qualey
(1991)





Bill Clinton is elected president.



1992












Shadow of the Dragon
by Sherry Garland
(1993?)





19993



Internet expands with World Wide Web.






































Jubilee Journey
by Carolyn Meyer
(1996)


1996




(1996)





















Necessary Roughness
by Marie G. Lee
(1998)






1998




























George W. Bush narrowly defeats Al Gore in a hotly fought battle for the presidency. The race is finally settled by the U.S. Supreme Court in December.



2000





Armageddon Summer
by Jane Yolen, Bruce Coville
(2000)










The PATRIOTAct put into place.





2001



Hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, September 11, killing about 3,000 people.

Ask Me No Questions
by Marina Budhos
(2001)





Give a Boy a Gun
by Todd Strasser
(2002)


2002








Space Shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry to the earth.





2003


United States invades Iraq






















Home is East
by Many Ly
(2005)


Kabul Beauty School
by Deborah Rodriguez
(2005)

Hurican Katrina wreaks havoc on souther states Mississippi and Louisiana.



2005







Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
(2005)




President Bush calls for a surge of troops to Iraq








U.S. Census reports that the U.S. population has reached over 300 million.





The Good Soldiers
 by David Finkel
(2007)





2007




Diamonds in the Shadow
by Caroline B. Cooney
(2007)



















Red Glass
by Laura Resau
(2009)
Barak Obama is elected the first African-American President.



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2010













Resources for Timeline:

The United States of America, in Europa World online. London, Routledge. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved 13 December 2009 from http://www.europaworld.com/entry/us

The World Almanac for Kids, New York, New York.  Infobase Publishing. 13 December 2009 from http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/WAKI-ViewArticle.aspx?pin=wwwwak-466