An excellent list of Middle Grade Books set in Colonial America. With these books, young readers (8 to 12) can have fun and learn a lot about history too!
I recently received a request for Middle Grade Books set in Colonial America over on Instagram and I was delighted. I studied general history as an undergrad and American History in graduate school. These days, where books and history overlap is my happy place.
For the purposes of this book list, I’m defining Colonial America as the time period between 1600 and 1799 (rather than 1776). This will give young readers a broader picture of Colonial life, the revolution, and America as a new country.
This list of Middle Grade Books set in Colonial America is notably, and regrettably, lacking in books by/about American Indians. While they were certainly key figures in the time period, I’ve had trouble finding books that accurately and fairly represent them.
I will continue the hunt for great books to fill this gap, especially books by #ownvoices authors. I’d also love to find books about life in Colonial America by Black authors. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments.
Overall, Colonial America is a time period that has been largely overlooked in children’s literature. Authors take note! I’d love to see more middle grade books set in Colonial America, especially stories that don’t just revolve around the revolution. I’ll keep looking and update the list as I find more.
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