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Unlocking the Past:
Reading, Writing, and History

The genre of historical fiction can entice students into historical explorations and offer a dramatic study of history at an emotional level. But digging and uncovering the historic facts that go into historical fiction are equally engaging and exciting.

Author L.M. Elliott writes historical fiction and brings history to life for her readers. She has written award-winning books about World War II, The Cold War, and The Revolutionary War. Elliott offers educators and students a variety of resources to enjoy and appreciate history through reading and writing.

Resources from Adolescent Literacy


Adolescent Literacy is a national multimedia project offering information and resources to the parents and educators of struggling adolescent readers and writers. is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation’s capital, and is funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and by the Ann B. and Thomas L. Friedman Family Foundation.

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