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Anna's Fight for Hope: The Great Depression

by JoAnn A. Grote

Time Period:  1931  Twenty-five percent unemployment, food lines, banks and businesses closing. . . The Great Depression was not only a national catastrophe, but a personal one, as well. Follow the fictional...


Pearl Harbor Is Burning!: A Story of World War II

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

Frank thought that he'd found a new friend--but he never expected a war to come between them.

It's 1941 , and Frank is miserable. If only his family had never moved to Hawaii. Everyone and everything on the...


Earthquake!: A Story of the San Francisco Earthquake

by Kathleen V. Kudlinski

An hour before dawn on April 18, 1906, Phillip is awakened by the barking of dogs and the fearful whinnying of his father's horses. Moments later, San Francisco is struck by a tremendous earthquake. As walls...


Fallout

by Todd Strasser

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott's dad is the only one...


The Bite of the Gold Bug: A Story of the Alaskan Gold Rush

by Barthe DeClements & Dan Andreasen

It's 1898, and Bucky can't wait to get to Alaska to find gold and adventure. But the journey is hard. Bucky, Pa, and Uncle Tanner must face deadly storms, numbing cold, and the Golden Stairs-a grueling six-hour...


Mandy the Outsider: Prelude to World War 2

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1939  Ten-year old Mandy McMichael doesn't fit in at her new school in Seattle. She's very smart, but the "in crowd" teases her so much she decides to play dumb to quiet their taunts. Then there's...


Jennie's War: The Home Front in World War 2

by Bonnie Hinman

Time Period:  July 1943 - June 1944  Ten-year-old Jennie Fleming is doing what she can to help win a war-she's hoeing weeds in her "Victory Garden." In 1944, with the United States battling both Germany and...


Laura's Victory: End of the Second World War

by Veda Boyd Jones

Time Period:  July 1944 - Thanksgiving 1945  As the Second World War grinds on, eleven-year-old Laura Edwards hopes and prays for an American victory. Inside her, though, another battle is raging: Originally...


Lizzie and the Redcoat: Stirrings of Revolution in the American Colonies

by Susan Martins Miller

Time Period:  Dec. 1764 - May 1766  Tensions simmer in 1765 Boston, home to twelve-year-old Lizzie Murray. Residents of the city are dividing over loyalty to England-and the divisions strike within Lizzie's...


Carrie's Courage: Battling the Forces of Bigotry

by Norma Jean Lutz

Time Period:  1923  For ten-year-old Carrie Moe, friendship with a Jewish immigrant is perfectly normal. So why are many of her other friends uptight about that? Sadly, in 1924, bigotry is a powerful force...


Sweet Secrets in Pennsylvania (Just in Time, Book 2)

by Cheri Pray Earl & Carol Lynch Williams

In this next adventure, George and Gracie travel back in time to Hershey, Pennsylvania-1907. Their mission: to return an antique rug and rescue their parents. When the time machine lands them smack dab in the...


Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story

by Andrea Pinkney

Each of us has a “silent thunder” – a quiet desire that rumbles from deep-down. For eleven-year-old Summer and her older brother Rosco, their secret dreams seem far out of reach. Both are slaves on a Virginia...


Tesla's Time Travelers

by Tim Black

American history teacher Nathan Greene looked at his bulletin board. How did Benedict Arnold become the second president of the United States? And who the heck was Shippen Jefferson? Where were John Adams and...


Heetunka's Harvest: A Tale of the Plains Indians

by Jennifer Berry Jones

This authentic Sioux Indian legend illustrates the disastrous consequences when greed destroys the balance between humans and nature.


Until the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867

by William Durbin

Acclaimed author William Durbin's exciting JOURNAL OF SEAN SULLIVAN is now in paperback with a dynamic repackaging! It's August 1867 and Sean has just arrived from Chicago, planning to work with his father on...


The Lost Kingdom

by Matthew J. Kirby

A remarkable adventure by award-winning author Matthew J. Kirby brings a fantastical American West filled with secrets and spies and terrifying creatures to vivid life. In this extraordinary adventure story,...


Leaving Gee's Bend

by Irene Latham

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but she can still put in a good stitch. Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things go wrong. But when Mama goes into labor early and gets deathly ill, it seems...


Letters From Wolfie

by Patti Sherlock

Mark's dog Wolfie is part malamute, part German shepherd, and all heart. Mark can hardly imagine life without his big, loving canine companion. But in 1969, the Vietnam War is still raging, and when Mark learns...


Ghost Hawk

by Susan Cooper

From Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper, a story of adventure and friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler.

On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take...


Don't Talk to Me About the War

by David A. Adler

Thirteen-year-old Tommy Duncan just wants to root for the Brooklyn Dodgers and listen to his favorite radio programs. But it?s 1940, and the world is about to change. All his friend Beth wants to discuss is...