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Young Adult Historical Fiction

Growing up was hard to do in the wayback days.

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.

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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  • Course Length: 3 weeks
  • Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10
  • Course Type: Short Course
  • Category:
    • English
    • Literature
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