Here are the answers to last week’s American History Guess the Book Quiz for you!
The images below are from books that have something to do with American History. Did you guess the titles of all 5 American historical fiction books? If you love books about historical times, you should definitely read all of these!
1) Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
Ten-year-old Bud Caldwell is an orphan growing up in Michigan in the 1930s. But he yearns to find his long-lost father. Come along as he sets off on a search for a famous jazz musician who he believes is his father, dispensing advice and showing plenty of pluck along the way.
2) The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Growing up with six brothers in rural Texas in 1899, 12-year-old Callie does not like sewing and cooking. She prefers exploring the river, observing animals, and keeping notes on what she sees. Callie’s interest in nature creates a bond with her grandfather, an amateur naturalist. After they discover an unknown species of vetch, he attempts to have it officially recognized.
3) The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
It’s 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is en route to New Mexico to live with her mathematician father. Soon she arrives at a town that, officially, doesn’t exist. It is called Los Alamos, and it is abuzz with activity, as scientists and mathematicians from all over America and Europe work on the biggest secret of all–”the gadget.” None of them know how much “the gadget” is about to change their lives.
4) Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls and her family leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for Kansas. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their little house on the prairie. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild ducks and turkeys, and gathering grass for their cows. Sometimes pioneer life is hard, but Laura and her folks are always busy and happy in their new little house.
5) Dear America: Winter of Red Snow by Kristiana Gregory
In her beloved diary, 11-year-old Abigail Jane Stewart chronicles the despair and the hope of the winter of 1777 and 1778, when she witnesses the struggles of George Washington and his soldiers on the fields of Valley Forge in the war for American independence.
Some people noticed that if you roll your mouse over the pictures in the quiz, the image title gives you a clue, but it did not give away the whole title! Did you get the real titles or just the clue? Tell us what you think of these books in the Comments! And if you’re looking for more books, head over to our Books & Authors website.
— Sonja, STACKS Staffer