KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; J = 5th Grade and Up
THE MATCHLOCK GUN
In 1757 Guilderland, near Albany city in New York State, a British colony. Before Captain Teunis Van Alstyne leaves his wife and two children to defend the settlers against attack from the French and Indians, he kindly humors 10-year-old Edward's curiosity about the Anonsensical old-fashioned matchlock gun hanging over the fireplace. The kindness becomes crucial to their lives when Edward fires the gun for the first time in many years.
I AM REGINA
In 1755, as the French and Indian War begins, 10-year-old Regina is kidnapped by Indians in central Pennsylvania, and she must struggle to hold onto memories of her earlier life as she grows up under the name of Tskinnak and starts to become Indian herself.
Speare, Elizabeth George
August 1754. Miriam's town of Charlestown, New Hampshire is shattered by warhoops as the Indians take townspeople prisoner. Marched through the wilderness to the north, and sold to the French in Montreal, they are held for ransome. Takes place at the brink of the French and Indian War.