Friday, July 30, 2010

Naomi Lesley on Historical Fiction

Naomi Lesley (SDSU alum from the graduate program in Children's Literature) writes about historical fiction for middle and teen readers:

Beginning in late elementary school and on through middle and high school, I pored over any book that could take me out of my own time period and into another. Nineteenth century America, medieval Britain, World War II Europe were all fair game. I would happily zip back and forth between centuries and continents, just so long as I could go somewhere (or somewhen) else. At the time, I would not have known the difference between a well researched historical fiction novel and a bad one, and I’m sure I absorbed plenty of historical inaccuracies, none of which dampened my enjoyment—or my interest in learning about non-fictionalized history...

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