Books about a Century Ago
The Darkness Under the Water
by Beth Kanell (2008)
Historical fiction, chapter book (320 pages), grades 6-12
During the 1920s, Molly's Abenaki and French Canadian family is targeted by the Vermont Eugenics Survey.
by Joseph Bruchac (2004)
Historical fiction, chapter book (137 pages), grades 5-9
Set in the 1950s in New York and Vermont. From Uncle Louis, Sonny learns about his roots and the forced sterilization of Abenaki people in Vermont in the 1930s.
The Night the Bells Rang
by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (1991)
Historical fiction, chapter book (76 pages), grades 3-5
The last year of World War I (1918) is an eventful one for a Vermont farm boy.
Available in the VHS lending library.
by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (2005)
Historical fiction, picture book (28 pages), grades K-4
The story of the 1927 flood when all the neighbors and their chickens and horses crowd into Grandma's house for safety.
A Raccoon at the White House
by Rachel Dougherty (2018)
Non-fiction, 32 pages, grades K-3
Learn the true story of Grace and Calvin Coolidge's pet raccoon Rebecca.
A Stitch in Time
by Daphne Kalmar (2018)
Historical fiction, chapter book (176 pages), grades 4-6
Will Aunt Agnes take the orphaned Donut away from her Vermont village and move her to Boston? Set in the 1927.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost (2001)
Poetry, picture book (32 pages), grades K-4
Illustrations by Susan Jeffers complement the words of Robert Frost's poem.