West with Giraffes is a lovely, unforgettable story about a rowdy 17-year-old, a grouchy older guy, and two giraffes traveling from the east coast to the west.
Setting: 1938, Road Trip Across the US
This is a well-researched book about the last flight of the Hindenburg. It uses biographies, stories from survivors, charts, and other sources to create a page-turning read.
Setting: 1937, aboard the Hindenburg
There are a few books that you don't want to end because you're worried you won't find another book you enjoy as much, and this unexpected circus story is one of those books.
Setting: 1932, Illinois & New York
Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, this book is described as Where the Crawdads Sing meets The Four Winds.
Setting: 1930s, North Carolina & Georgia