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Whistle in the Dark

by Susan Hill Long

It is the 1920s in Leadanna, Missouri, and thirteen-year-old Clem must leave school and join his Pap in the lead mines--money is tight in the Harding household. While searching for another way to help his family,...


In the Face of Danger

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Shy Megan Kelly cannot forget the day a gypsy read her palm announcing to all that she would bring trouble to those around her. Afterward, trouble does follow her, until she takes the necessary steps to free...


A Place to Belong

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Danny and his younger sister, Peg, are placed in St. Joseph, Missouri, with kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson. Danny is thrilled to have a "real" father again, but when Olga suddenly dies, he is devastated—until...


Caught in the ACT

by Joan Lowery Nixon

As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor.


A Family Apart

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The first in an exciting new four-part series about the more than 100,000 homeless children taken from the streets of New York and sent west to new families. Book 1 is the story of six brothers and sisters whose...


Keeping Secrets

by Joan Lowery Nixon

It's the autumn of 1863, and as the Civil War rages, a stranger named Violet seeks refuge with the Kelly family. Peg Kelly, 11, is thrilled—Violet treats her like an adult, not a child. Violet is fleeing Confederate...


Land of Promise

by Joan Lowery Nixon

Irish immigrant Rose Carney has a difficult life in Chicago. She’s working to help pay for her mother’s and sisters’ passages, dealing with her father’s drinking problem, and worrying about her brothers’...


Land of Hope

by Joan Lowery Nixon

The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week...


Son of Fortune

by Victoria Mckernan

Aiden Lynch is a survivor—only 16 years old, he's seen himself through near-starvation on the Kansas prairie, a brutal journey on the Oregon trail, and backbreaking work in a lumber camp. Now he's reached...


The Ghost in the Glass House

by Carey Wallace

A YA novel set in a seaside New England town in the 1920s, where twelve-year-old Clare discovers a mysterious glass house and falls in love with Jack, the ghost of a boy who can’t remember how he died.


Staking a Claim, the Journal of Wong Ming-Chung, a Chinese Miner, California, 1852

by Laurence Yep

Newbery Honor author Laurence Yep's incredible JOURNAL OF WONG MING-CHUNG is now in paperback with a stunning repackaging! In 1852, during the height of the California Gold Rush, ten-year-old Wong makes the...


Messenger on the Battlefield

by Melinda Rice

The Lone Star Heroines series brings to life real events in Texas history and shows young readers how girls living during those exciting times experienced and even contributed to those dramatic events. Each...


A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma,...


My Beautiful Hippie

by Janet Nichols Lynch

It's 1967 and fifteen-year-old Joanne, raised in San Francisco's Haight District, becomes involved with Martin, an enigmatic and irresistible hippie, and discovers a world of drugs, antiwar demonstrations, and...


My America: For This Land: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Two

by Kate McMullan

In Book Two of Meg's Prairie Diary, Meg Wells is joined by the rest of her family on the Kansas prairie, where they fight alongside the Abolitionists to keep Kansas a free state. In Kate McMullan's second book...


My America: A Fine Start: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book Three

by Kate McMullan

In her third and final diary, by Kate McMullan, Meg continues to face the hardships of life on the prairie with her brave and sweet spirit. Meg continues to describe the daily realities on the prairie as she...


My America: As Far As I Can See: Meg's Prairie Diary, Book One, Kansas

by Kate McMullan

In Kate McMullan's first My America book, the drama and adventure of the American prairie come to life when Meg must leave her family and move to Kansas to avoid the St. Louis cholera epidemic. Margaret Cora...


Riding Freedom

by Pam Munoz Ryan & Brian Selznick

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds...


Why? The War Years

by Tomie dePaola

The latest addition to the Newbery Honor award-winning 26 Fairmount Avenue series. World War II is raging in Europe, and Tomie finds that life has changed in many ways. Now he has to wear an extra sweater to...


The Treasure of Way Down Deep

by Ruth White

When Ruby Jolene Hurley sees the shadow of her dead pet goat Jethro dancing on his grave, that's the first hint that something strange is going on in Way Down Deep. Then on Halloween night, Miss Arbutus senses...