MASSACHUSETTS [films * Massachusetts settings]
- Massachusetts children's authors: Jane Yolen (A Letter From Phoenix Farm), Marcia Sewall, Marc Brown, Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett
- Applebaum, Diana. Giants in the Land. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.(1700s logging)
- Brett, Jan. Comet's Nine Lives. NY: G.P. Putnam's, 1996. (unpaged)
- Brown, Marc. Arthur's Eyes. Boston: Little, Brown, 1979.
- Brust, Beth Wagner. The Great Molasses Flood. Troll, 1998.
- Cherry, Lynne. A River Ran Wild. 1992. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. (Nashua River)
- Christian, Mary Blount. Goody Sherman's Pig. New York: Macmillan, 1991. (43 ps.) In Massachusetts in 1636, Goody Sherman begins a 1egal battle over her pig that ends up dividing the legislative department of the colony into two independent branches.
- Cohen, Caron. Crook Jaw. 1997. NY: Holt, 1997.
- Fritz, Jean. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere. NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1973. (Boston)
- George, Jean Craighead. The First Thanksgiving. NY: Philomel Books, 1993.
- Hamilton, Virginia. Anthony Burns: The Defeat and Triumph of A Fugitive Slave . NY: Knopf, 1993. (193 ps)
A biography of the slave who escaped to Boston in 1854, was arrested at the instigation of his owner, and whose trial caused a furor between abolitionists and those determined to enforce the Fugitive Slave Acts.
- Harness, Cheryl. Three Young Pilgrims. NY: Bradbury Press, 1992. (unpaged)
- Hurst, Carol Otis. Terrible Storm. New York: Greenwillow Books, 2007. (unp.) A child's two grandfathers relate their boyhood experiences of the "terrible blizzard of 1888," during which each was stuck for three days doing what he disliked the most.
- Hurst, Carol Otis. You Come to Yokum. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. (137 ps.)
Summary Twelve-year-old Frank witnesses his mother's struggles to muster support for women's right to vote even as the family's life is transformed by a year running a lodge in western Massachusetts in the early 1920s.
- Jaspersohn, William. Cranberries. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991. (32 ps.)
- Johnson, Donald B. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (32 ps.)
- Johnston, Norma. Lotta's Progress. New York: Avon Books, 1997. (155 pages) In 1848 when Lotta's family immigrates to Boston from Germany, they face all sorts of difficulties until they are befriended by the Alcott family who have set themselves up as "missionaries to the poor." (Germany)
- Johnston, Tony. The Ghost of Nicholas Greebe. (1997) (New England tale)
- Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie. The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar. NY: Cobblehill Books, 1990. (32 ps.) (Nantucket area)
- Krensky, Stephen. Sisters of Scituate Light. New York: Dutton Children's Books, 2008. (unp.) In 1814, when their father leaves them in charge of the Scituate lighthouse outside of Boston, two teenaged sisters devise a clever way to avert an attack by a British warship patrolling the Massachusetts coast.
- Krensky, Stephen. Witch Hunt: It Happened in Salem Village. NY: Random House, 1989. (48 ps.)
- Lowe, Steve. Walden. 1990. NY: Philomel Books, 1990. (unpaged) [ The life of Thoreau at Walden Pond, Concord]
- Manitonquat. The Children of the Morning Light. NY: Macmillan, 1994. (72 ps.)
- McCloskey, Robert. Make Way for Ducklings. NY: Viking Press, 1941. (67 ps.) (Boston Public Gardens)
- McCully, Emily Arnold. The Bobbin Girl. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996. A ten-year-old bobbin girl working in a textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1830s must make a difficult decision about participating in the first workers' strike in Lowell. [based on the life of Harriet Hanson Robinson]
- Meltzer, Milton. Tough Times: A Novel. New York: Clarion Books, 2007. (168 ps.) In 1931 Worcester, Massachusetts, Joey Singer, the teenaged son of Jewish immigrants, suffers with his family through the early part of the Great Depression, trying to finish high school, working a milk delivery route, marching on Washington, and eventually even becoming a hobo, all the while trying to figure out how to go to college and realize his dream of becoming a writer.
- Paterson, Katherine. Lyddie. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, 1993. (6 sound discs unabridged) An impoverished Vermont farm girl Lyddie Worthen is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1840s.
- Peters, Russell M. Clambake: A Wampanoag Tradition. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992.
- Rappaport, Doreen. The Boston Coffee Party. NY: Harper & Row, 1988.
- Rey, H. A. Curious George. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1941. (55 ps.) [MASSACHUSETTS AUTHOR]
- San Souci, Robert D. Feathertop: Based on the Tale by Nathaniel Hawthorne. NY: Doubleday, 1992. [colonial New England] (witch and scarecrow)
- San Souci, Robert D. The Red Heels. NY: Dial Books, 1995. (unp.) [colonial New England](witch)
- Sewall, Marcia. People of the Breaking Day. NY: Atheneum, 1990. (48 ps.)
- Sewall, Marcia. The Pilgrims of Plimoth. NY: Atheneum, 1986. (48 ps.)
- Shortsleeve, Kevin. The Story of Cape Cod. Cataumet, MA: Cape Cod Life, 1993. (63 ps.)
- Spooner, J. B. (Terre Lamb Seeley, illus.) The Story of the Little Black Dog. NY: Arcade Pub., 1994. (unpaged)
- Strohmeier, Lenice. Mingo. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 2003. (unp) In Massachusetts in 1771, seven-year-old Olivia learns about freedom from her father's slave, Mingo, who was promised that he'd be freed when the tide was low enough that he could walk to a certain spot offshore.
- Turkle, Brinton. The Adventures of Obadiah. NY: Viking Press, 1974. (39 ps.) (Quakers)
- Waters, John F. Night Raiders Along the Cape. New York: Silver Moon Press, 1997. (92 ps.) When British raids off the coast of New England become more frequent, young Asa must row through the night to warn his friends on the Massachusetts coast of an impending attack.
- Waters, Kate. Samuel Eatons' Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy. NY: Scholastic, 1993. (40 ps.)
- Waters, Kate. Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl. 1989. (32 ps.)
- Waters, Kate. Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times. NY: Scholastic, 1996. (39 ps.)
- Weller, Frances Ward. (Marcia Sewall, illus.) Madaket Millie. NY: Philomel Books, 1996. (32 ps.)
- Weller, Frances Ward. (Robert J. Blake, illus.) Riptide. NY: Philomel Books, 1990. (32 ps.)
- Yolen, Jane. Letting Swift River Go. (Quabbin Reservoir) Boston: Little, Brown, 1992. (unpaged)(Quabbin Reservoir)
- Yolen, Jane. Tea with an Old Dragon: A Story of Sophia Smith, Founder of Smith College. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1998. (unpaged)
- Skehan, James W. Roadside Geology of Massachusetts. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2001. (geology of eastern, central, and the Berkshires)
- de Angeli, Marguerite. Copper-Toed Boots. Garden City, NY:
Doubleday, 1938. (94 ps.)
- Deur, Lynne. Nishnawbe: A Story of Indians in Michigan. Spring Lake, Mich.: River Bend Pub, 1981.
- Holling, Clancy. Paddle To The Sea. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. (64 ps.)
- Hyde, Dayton O. The Bells of Lake Superior. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 1995. (95 ps.)
- Mitchell, Barbara. We'll Race You, Henry. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1986. (56 ps.)
- North, Sterling. Young Thomas Edison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. (Edison lived in Michigan from ages 6-17)
- Polacco, Patricia. Meteor! NY: The Putnam & Grosset Group, 1987. (28 ps.)
- Polacco, Patricia. Mrs. Mack. NY: The Putnam & Grosset Group, 1998. (38 ps.)
- Polacco, Patricia. Some Birthday! NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991.
- Tuitel, Johnnie and Sharon E. Lamson. The Barn at Gun Lake. Muskegon, Mich.: Cedar Tree Publishing, 1998.
- Wargin, Kathy-jo. The Legend of Sleeping Bear. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 1998. (46 ps.)
- Wargin, Kathy-Jo. The Legend of Mackinac Island. Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 1999. (46 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. Hannah. NY: Knopf, 1991. (63 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. Next Spring an Oriole. NY: Random House, 1987. (60 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. That Wild Berries Should Grow: The Story of a Summer. Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans Pub, 1994. (125 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. The Indian School. NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. (89 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. Forgive the River, Forgive the Sky. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1998. (111 ps.)
- Whelan, Gloria. Night of the Full Moon. NY: Knopf, 1993. (63 ps.)
- Winter, Jeanette. The Christmas Tree Ship. NY: Putnam Grosset, 1994. (29 ps.)
- Carlson, Nancy. I Like Me. NY: Viking Kestrel, 1988. (32 ps.)
- Chall, Marsha. Up North at the Cabin. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1992. (unpaged)
- Frasier, Debra. On the Day You Were Born. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. (unpaged)
- Gardiner, John. Stone Fox. NY: Harper Collins, 1980. (85 ps.)
- Kurtz, Jane. Jakarta Missing. NY: Greenwillow, 2001. (unpaged)
- Kurtz, Jane. River Friendly, River Wild. NY: Simon and Schuster, 2000. (40 ps.)
- McLerran, Alice. Roxaboxen. NY: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991. (unpaged)
- Nobisso, Josephine. John Blair and the Great Hinckley Fire. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. (32 ps.)
- Paulsen, Gary. Guts: The True Stories Behind "Hatchet" and the Brian Books. New York: Random House for Children, 2001. (148 ps.)
- Regguinti, Gordon. The Sacred Harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1992. (unpaged)
- Sandin, Joan. At Home in a New Land. New York: HarperCollins, 2007. (64 pages) Carl Erik, a recent immigrant from Sweden, becomes the man of the house when his father and uncle go to work in a logging camp, and he learns many things about life in Minnesota while attending school, doing his chores, and trying to put meat on the table. (Sweden)
- Sandin, Joan. The Long Way Westward. New York: HarperTrophy, 1989. (63 pages) Relates the experiences of two young brothers and their family, immigrants from Sweden, from their arrival in New York through the journey to their new home in Minnesota. (Sweden)
- Wittstock, Laura Waterman. Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1993. (unpaged)
- Woods, Douglas. Northwoods Cradle Song. NY: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996. (unpaged)
- Coleman, Evelyn. White Socks Only. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1996. (32 ps.)
- Colman, Penny. Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight For the Vote. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1993. (unpaged)
- Elish, Dan. James Meredith and School Desegregation. Brookfield, CT: Millbrook Press, 1994. (32 ps.)
- Holling, Clancy. Minn of the Mississippi. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. (85 ps.)
- McCall, Edith. Biography of a River: The Living Mississippi. NY: Walker, 1990. (162 ps.)
- McCurdy, Charles. The Train They Call thr City of New Orleans. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2003. (unp) [ILLINOIS, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, MISSISSIPPI, LOUISIANA]
- Miller, Robert. A Pony for Jeremiah . NJ: Silver Burdett, 1997. (63 ps)
After running away from the Mississippi plantation where they had been slaves, nine-year-old Jeremiah Johnson and his family begin a new life in Nebraska, where Jeremiah meets a Cheyenne boy who becomes a good friend.
- Mitchell, Margaree King. Grandaddy's Gift. Mahwah, NJ: BridgeWater Books, 1997. (32 ps.)
- Robinet, Harriette Gillem. Mississippi Chariot. NY: Atheneum, 1994. (unpaged)
- Taylor, Mildred. Mississippi Bridge. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1990. (62 ps.)
- Anderson, William. Pioneer Girl. NY: HarperCollins, 1998. (unpaged) (a story about Laura Ingalls Wilder whose home was in Mansfield, Missouri)
- Edwards, June. Huckleberry Finn. Milwaukee: Raintree Publishers, 1980. (48 ps.)
- Green, Carl. Butch Cassidy. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1995. (48 ps.) [Local author]
- Haynes, Richard. The Thong Tree. (a story of the Native American custom of bending trees to mark water or shelter for others)
- Kurtz, Jane. I'm Sorry, Almira Ann. NY: Holt, 1999. (unpaged)
- MacBride, Roger. In the Land of the Big Red Apple. NY: Harper Collins, 1995. (unpaged)
- McKissack, Patricia. A Million Fish...More or Less. NY: Knopf, 1992. (unpaged) [St. Louis author]
- McKissack, Patricia. Flossie and the Fox. NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1986. (32 ps.) [St. Louis author]
- Rodgers, Ann. Lewis and Clark in Missouri. (1993)
- Sanford, William Reynolds. Belle Starr. Hillside, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1992. (48 ps.)
- Schroeder, Alan. Ragtime Tumpie. Boston: Joy Street Books, 1989. (32 ps.) (the story of Josephine Baker who was from St. Louis)
- Suggs, George Jr. Water Mills of Missouri Ozarks. (1990)
- Tate, Eleanora. Front Porch Stories at the One Room School. NY: Bantam, 1992. (98 ps.)
- Benson, Marjorie. Yellowstone. Austin, TX: Raintree Steck Vaughn, 1995. (unpaged)
- Ferrell, Nancy. The Battle of the Little Bighorn in American History. Springfield, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 1996. (128 ps.)
- Goble, Paul. Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle. NY: Pantheon Books, 1969. (59 ps.)
- Icenoggle, Jodi. 'Til The Cows Come Home. Pennsylvania: Boyds Mills Press, 2004. (unp) [local author]
- Stein, Conrad. The Battle of the Little Bighorn. NY: Children's Press, 1997.
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