Teacher Resources

Historical Period Books

Below is a list of Scott O'Dell's books by historical period to help with lesson planning.

THE NEW WORLD

  • 1993 prize, Michael Dorris, Morning Girl, 1492 The Bahamas

THE COLONIAL PERIOD

  • 1984 prize, Elizabeth Speare, The Sign of the Beaver

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

  • 1985 prize, Avi, The Fighting Ground 

WESTWARD EXPANSION

  • 1987 prize, Scott O’Dell, Streams to the River, River to the Sea (Sacagawea; Lewis & Clark), Early 19th Century
  • 1986 prize, Patrician MacLachlan, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Late 19th Century
  • 2005 prize, A. LaFaye, Worth Orphan Train, Nebraska Late 19th Century 
  • 2006 prize, Louise Erdrich, The Game of Silence, Ojibwe Mid-19th Century

PRE-CIVIL WAR

  • 2003 prize, Shelley Pearsall, Trouble Don’t Last, Underground Railroad
  • 1997 prize, Katherine Paterson, Jip, His Story, 1855-56 VT
  • 2008 prize, Christopher Paul Curtis, Elijah of Buxton, Escaped slaves, Canada

CIVIL WAR

  • 1988 prize, Patricia Beatty, Charley Skedaddle
  • 1994 prize, Paul Fleischman, Bull Run
  • 2004 prize, Richard Peck, The River Between Us 

RECONSTRUCTION

  • 1990 prize, Carolyn Reeder, Shades of Gray
  • 1999 prize, Harriette Gillem Robinet, 40 Acres and Maybe a Mule
  • 2002 prize, Mildred D. Taylor, The Land

DEPRESSION – 1930s

  • 1991 prize, Pieter van Raven, A Time of Trouble
  • 1998 prize, Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust
  • 2010 prize, Matt Phelan, The Storm in the Barn
  • 2012 prize, Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt

WORLD WAR II

  • 1992 prize, Mary Downing Hahn, Stepping on the Cracks 
  • 1995 prize, Graham Salisbury, Under the Blood-Red Sun
  • 2000 prize, Miriam Bat-Ami, Two Suns in the Sky
  • 2001 prize, Janet Taylor Lisle, The Art of Keeping Cool
  • 2007 prize, Ellen Klages, The Green Glass Sea 

POST WORLD WAR II 

  • 1996 prize, Theodore Taylor, The Bomb 
  • 2011 prize, Rita Williams-Garcia, One Crazy Summer

SOUTH AMERICA – 20th CENTURY

  • 1989 prize, Lyll Becerra de Jenkins, The Honorable Prison