On my last post, a reader commented:

“… my fourteen-year-old read your first Josephine B. book for a Language Arts presentation, and impressed both her teacher and myself with her selection of Josephine’s question: “Who am I?” to explore the broader socio-political themes of the book. She learned a tremendous amount from reading it, and I think found it fascinating to read about a young woman close to her age in such a different time and setting.”

I’m impressed!

Teachers and students among you: have you used historical fiction in class? And if so, in what ways, and with what results?