Brief Summary: Do you want to learn about the Clovis? Kennewick Man? Carbon-14? The Bering Land Bridge? Monte Verde? Then this book is for you!
Brief Summary: A fascinating tale about who Pocahontas really was. This story is told by the voices of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith. Pocahontas’ real name was Amonute.
Brief Summary: This story is the first Native American version of her life. Dr. Custalow was born on the Mattaponi Reservation. This book should be read with an adult.
Brief Summary: This story is about a girl who has to dress up like a boy and travel past enemy lines to deliver a secret message to George Washington. This book takes place during the Revolutionary War. You can also learn about bloodletting!
Brief Summary: This book is historical fiction. Phoebe has to be George Washington’s house keeper. Her father has a tavern in New York and supports the Patriots.
Brief Summary: Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives in Michigan with her family. Every Autumn they make a Birchbark house.
Brief Summary: This is a story about a young pioneer girl on the long road to California. Rachel’s family and the other families are so brave.
Brief Summary: This is a true story written by an African prince. He was kidnapped into slavery in the 1780s. Be prepared to feel many emotions when reading this book.
- Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty – haven’t read this one yet
- In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord– haven’t read this one yet
- And a book I just found on my bookshelf: Diary of an Early American Boy Noah Blake 1805 by Eric Sloane
Have you read any of these? What other books have you read that are interesting alternative history books?