In A Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials by Ann Rinaldi, Susanna English recalls the malice, fear, and accusations of witchcraft that tore her village of Salem, Massachusetts, apart in 1692. This book is one of a series of books Great Episodes each of which deals with a different episode in American history. Ann Rinaldi has written a number of books in the series and is, in my opinion, an excellent writer of historical fiction. Her books are always well researched and written to hold the reader's interest.
If this time period interests you, as it does me, try these books from the TA library.
- The Sacrifice by Kathleen Benner Duble
- Witches's Children: A Story of Salem by Patricia Clapp
- Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky
- Time of the Witches by Anna Myers
- Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer
- Salem Witch Trials: At Issue in History: Opposing Viewpoints Series edited by Laura Marvel
- The Visionary Girls: Witchcraft in Salem Village by Marion Lena Starkey