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Shades of Gray

by Carolyn Reeder & Tim O'Brien

COURAGE WEARS MANY FACES

The Civil War may be over, but for twelve-year-old Will Page, the pain and bitterness haven't ended. How could they have, when the Yankees were responsible for the deaths of everyone...


Pioneer Summer

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Cabin in the Snow

by Deborah Hopkinson & Patrick Faricy

STORMS ARE BREWING

When Charlie and Papa arrive in Lawrence for supplies, they find the bustling Kansas town threatened by border ruffians from proslave Missouri. Papa decides to remain behind with other free-soil...


Willow

by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

In 1848, an educated slave girl faces an inconceivable choice - between bondage and freedom, family and love. On one side of the Mason-Dixon Line lives fifteen-year-old Willow, her master's favorite servant....


Radio Girl

by Carol Brendler

It's 1938 in Newark, New Jersey, and CeCe Maloney is a feisty, determined fourteen-year-old with big dreams and a huge imagination who seeks fame and fortune (or even a job) as a radio star. This poignant, often...


The Secret of the Sealed Room: A Mystery of Young Benjamin Franklin

by Bailey MacDonald

The play’s the thing . . .

To the outside world, Tom Pryne is an orphan traveling Elizabethan England with his uncle’s theater troupe. In actuality, “Tom” is Viola, in disguise because her parents’...


Tricking the Tallyman

by Jacqueline Davies & S.D. Schindler

Are kids interested in learning about the very first American census? Probably not. Do young readers clamor for stories set in the very, very olden days of the late 18th century? Uh, not really. Okay, but do...


Moonshiner's Son

by Carolyn Reeder

Twelve-year-old Tom Higgins is learning the craft of making whiskey. Even though Prohibition forbids the production and sale of alcoholic beverages, Tom is determined to be a good apprentice. He is, after all,...


The Secret of the Red Flame

by K.M. Kimball

JOZEF IS PLAYING A

DANGEROUS GAME

After Jozef loses the earnings from his family's butcher shop to a gang of street urchins, he vows to recover the money. Refusing to heed the warnings of his brother, an embittered,...


Teddy Roosevelt: Young Rough Rider

by Edd Winfield Parks

Focuses on the childhood of the dynamic president, describing how Teddy worked hard to improve his poor health and developed a lifelong interest in nature and the conservation of natural resources.


Letters From a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs

by Mary E. Lyons

Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery; it's the only life she has ever known. Now, with the death of her mistress, there is a chance she will be given her freedom, and for the first time Harriet feels hopeful....


Bell's Breakthrough

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented...


Wanderville

by Wendy McClure

THE FIRST BOOK IN A HISTORICAL SERIES THAT'S PERFECT FOR FANS OF THE BOXCAR CHILDREN!

Jack, Frances, and Frances's younger brother Harold have been ripped from the world they knew in New York and sent to Kansas...


Dear America: Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909

by Deborah Hopkinson

Critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson's HEAR MY SORROW is now back in print with a beautiful new cover! Fourteen-year-old Angela Denoto and her family have arrived in New York City from their village...


Homefront

by Doris Gwaltney

For as long as Margaret Ann Motley can remember, she has been waiting and hoping for one thing -- a room to call her very own. And when Margaret's older sister leaves for college, it looks like Margaret's days...


Emma Eileen Grove

by Kathleen Duey

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


My Brother Abe: Sally Lincoln's Story

by Harry Mazer

Virtually nothing is known about Sarah Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln's older sister. This novel follows the few known facts of the Lincoln family's early life, starting with the Lincolns' move from Kentucky to Indiana...


The Sittin' Up

by Shelia P. Moses

When Mr. Bro. Wiley, Bean's adopted grandfather and the last slave man around, dies in the summer of 1940, Bean and his very best friend Pole are some kind of hurt. Everyone in the Low Meadows is. Despite their...


Chasing George Washington

by The Kennedy Center, Ronald Kidd & Ard Hoyt

What would it be like if you lived in the White House? Dee Dee, Jose, and Annie are about to find out! When their class takes a field trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the three accidentally knock George Washington...


Cy in Chains

by David L. Dudley

The hard-hitting story of Cy Williams, 17, who suffers the horrors of a labor camp where black boys accused of crimes are sent—brutality, near starvation, humiliation, rape. Cy hatches an escape plan that...