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Summer's End

by Audrey Couloumbis

The summer Grace turns thirteen is when everything changes. The Vietnam War is raging, and Grace's brother, Collin, is drafted. But Collin decides to take a stand and burn his draft card, igniting a war within...


Secrets In The Sky: Lone Star Heroines

by Melinda Rice

It's 1943 and the world is at war, but 12-year-old Bethany Parker is stuck at home in Sweetwater, Texas. When the Women Air Force Service Pilots come to town, she is thrilled. They are glamorous and daring -...


The Broken Lands

by Kate Milford & Andrea Offermann

A fast-paced and richly textured historical fantasy, this prequel to The Boneshaker centers around the seedy underworld of Coney Island, the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and the two orphans who are determined...


Sarah Bishop

by Scott O'Dell

Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother, who take opposite sides in the War of Independence, Sarah Bishop flees from the British who seek to arrest her and struggles to shape a new life for herself...


Anna All Year Round

by Mary Downing Hahn & Diane de Groat

Eight-year-old Anna enjoys one exciting experience after another in this charming story set in Baltimore just before World War I. She gets a new winter coat that's even better than Rosa's, rollerskates down...


The Gold Rush Kid

by Mary Waldorf

When 12-year-old Billy McGee’s mother dies suddenly of typhoid fever, he and his older sister, Edna, are faced with the unhappy prospect of getting sent to live with distant relatives. Instead, Edna disguises...


Hear the Wind Blow

by Mary Downing Hahn

On a cold, snowy night, Haswell Magruder makes a decision that will have a profound effect on his own life as well as the lives of all those he loves. A wounded Confederate soldier appears at the family’s...


Stepping on the Cracks

by Mary Downing Hahn

In 1944, when her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret changes her mind about the school bully, Gordy, after she discovers he is hiding his own brother, a deserter.


When I Crossed No-Bob

by Margaret McMullan

Life as an O’Donnell is all twelve-year-old Addy knows, and life as an O’Donnell means trouble.

Tucked away in a gray patch of woods called No-Bob, the O’Donnell clan has nothing but a bad reputation. So...


Streams to the River, River to the Sea

by Scott O'Dell

A young Indian woman, accompanied by her infant and her cruel husband, experiences joy and heartbreak when she joins the Lewis and Clark expedition seeking a way to the Pacific.


The Last Full Measure

by Ann Rinaldi

As Confederate and Union soldiers take over their town, the local residents can do little more than hunker down in their homes while cannon and gunfire explode around them. But the battles are not only fought...


Bread and Roses, Too

by Katherine Paterson

Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills. But instead of filling their cramped tenement apartment with Italian lullabies, Mamma is out on the streets singing...


The Family Greene

by Ann Rinaldi

Cornelia Greene is fed up with gossip about her mother. Caty Littlefield Greene was once a beautiful young bride who lifted the troops’ spirits at Valley Forge, but Cornelia knows that rumors of Caty’s past...


Paper Daughter

by Jeanette Ingold

After her father's mysterious death, up-and-coming journalist Maggie Chen must sift through her family's secretive past.  What she finds may have been easier left uncovered, as she confronts her ethnicity and...


Juliet's Moon

by Ann Rinaldi

War is turning Juliet Bradshaw's world upside down. Her brother, Seth, rides with William Quantrill's renegade Confederate army, but he's helpless when the Yankees arrest Juliet along with the wives and sisters...


The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe

by Roland Smith

Born the runt of his litter and gambled away to a rusty old riverman, the Newfoundland pup Seaman doesn’t imagine his life will be marked by any kind of glory--beyond chasing down rats. But when he meets Captain...


The Letter Writer

by Ann Rinaldi

Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is an outsider in her own family. She feels accepted and important only when she is entrusted to write letters for her blind stepmother. Then Nat Turner, a slave preacher, arrives...


Leigh Ann's Civil War

by Ann Rinaldi

An intimate portrait of a young Confederate woman discovering her strength and courage as the Civil War rages around her. Leigh Ann of Roswell is a touching story of family and independence by the acclaimed...


My Vicksburg

by Ann Rinaldi

Claire Louise Corbett and her Confederate family flee their home as Union soldiers shell their town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. They venture out from the safety of a cave only three times a day, when the Union...


Come Juneteenth

by Ann Rinaldi

Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce...