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Young Adult Historical Fiction

Growing up was hard to do in the wayback days.

Course Description

History = yawn.

Okay, not really, but sometimes it seems that way. Well, Shmoopers, we have a surefire way to make history come alive: historical fiction. By looking at history through the eyes of imaginary characters, we're able to think about the past from a completely new angle.

And that's not all. In this three-week course, you'll be reading young adult historical fiction—that means we get to see the past through the eyes of a kid. Coming-of-age in a certain time period really makes you appreciate it that much more. So get ready to appreciate.

Technology Requirements

  • Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
  • All other work can be done via the Shmoop website.

Course Breakdown

    Unit 1. Young Adult Historical Fiction

    The three books we'll be tackling together are as follows:

    • The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    • Number the Stars
    • The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963

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