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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Personal Choices and other themes related to The Witch of Blackbird Pond:


Fiction
Dillon, Eil's.The Seekers. New York: Scribner's, 1986. A young man leaves England to follow his fiancee to colonial New England, where they face hardships and a difficult decision. (easy)

Clapp, Patricia. Witches' Children: A Story of Salem. New York: Lothrup, Lee, & Shepard, 1982. Mary, a young indentured servant, is friends with the girls that start the witchcraft hysteria in Salem in 1692. (average)

Haugaard, Erik. Cromwell's Boy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. In 1686 Boston, a young man encourages his friends to stand up to King James's power in the colonies. (average)


Nonfiction
De Pauw, Linda G. Founding Mothers. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975. This book examines the contribution of black, Native American, and white women in late colonial and revolutionary war times. (average)

Hall, David D., ed. . Witch-Hunting in Seventeenth-Century New England. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1991. Documents of testimony at witch trials. An interesting background resource for teachers.

Langdon, W. C. Everyday Things in American Life 1607-1776. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1965. A wealth of information and illustrations depicting colonial living. (average)