How do kids benefit from reading historical fiction? Answer 2

“Every book set in the past invites a comparison with the present. Opportunities for critical thinking and judgment are built into the many novels that provide conflicting views on an issue and force characters to make hard choices… Historical perspective also helps children see and judge the mistakes of the past.” (Charlotte Huck’s Children’s Literature, 2009)

Source: Oklahoma State University Library: Historical Fiction for Young People: Home: Why Read Historical Fiction: Three Opinions