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GREEK MYTHOLOGY is doomed to become a werewolf. In this climate of hysteria, the boys’ father is charged Galloway, Priscilla with heresy for covertly reading the Bible. The Courtesan’s Daughter From humble beginnings, Cushman, Karen Phano rises to become one of Alchemy and Meggy Swann ancient Athens’ most powerful Meggy Swann, a girl who walks citizens through her marriage with the aid of two sticks, to Theo, but they both have powerful enemies arrives in Elizabethan London, who don’t share their political views. (2002) along with her goose Louise, to stay with her father who really does not want ICE AGES her, and while he pursues his dream of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy Gear, Kathleen and Michael undergoes a transformation herself. (Summary Children of the Dawnland from Follett Destiny, November 2010). Twelve-year-old Twig, a Spirit Dreamer who can see into the Grant, K.M. Green Jasper , teams up with best friend Having returned to a politically Greyhawk and the unpopular unstable England after the shaman Screech Owl to warn villagers of an Crusades, brothers Will and impending natural disaster. (Summary from Gavin--with the help of the Follett Destiny, October 2009). red horse Hosanna--attempt to

rescue their friend Ellie who is being held prisoner by an enemy of King Richard I. (Summary from Mackin.com 2006) Banks, Lynne Reid The Hoffman, Alice Driven by grief over the loss of Incantation his family and by his longing During the Spanish Inquisition, for adventure, Bruce sixteen-year-old Estrella, brought MacLennan sets out from up a Catholic, discovers her for China, where he family's true Jewish identity, and buys a yohoung girl, who tries when their secret is betrayed by Estrella's best to ease his pain but instead is caught up in his friend, the consequences are tragic. (Follett, desire for vengeance. (Summary from , 2009) online fiction guide, April 2003.) Lasky, Kathryn Casanova, Mary Blood Secret Curse of a Winter Moon Since her mother Marius’ younger brother was disappeared from a born on Christmas Eve, and campground several years the residents of their 16th- before, 14-year-old Jerry century French village believe has lived in various Catholic Charities homes. Jean-Pierre has the curse of the loup garou and The trauma of her experiences has left her Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 1 Denotes new titles recently added to the list with selective mutism. Although she wants to Park, Linda Sue speak, she just can't get the words that form A Single Shard in her throat to come out. Now, she is going Tree-ear, a 12th-century to live in New Mexico with her great-great- Korean boy, wants desperately aunt, Constanza de Luna. After settling in and to become a potter of celadon beginning school, Jerry discovers an old trunk ware like the revered and in her aunt's basement. The mysterious talented potter Min. Though objects within it seem to call to her, and each homeless and orphaned, Tree-ear wins Min’s time she handles one of them, she is approval, eventually becoming an catapulted into her family's past. (Summary indispensable apprentice. (2001) from Amazon.com, Oct. 2004) Thomas, Jane Rush Counterfeit Princess LaFevers, Robin Vowing revenge when her Grave Mercy parents are executed in 1553 by After escaping from a the Duke of Northumberland, loveless and brutal teenaged Iris becomes a marriage, young Ismae finds messenger, spy, and stand-in for sanctuary at a convent where the Princess Elizabeth during the volatile political sisters still served the ancient gods. She times surrounding Edward VI's death. (2005) discovers that in order to stay at the convent she must become an assassin and serve the Yolen, Jane god of Death. Her first assignment is in the Girl in a Cage high court of Brittany where she is to pose as As English armies invade mistress to Gavriel Duval, the target of Scotland in 1306, eleven- Death's vengeance. But having fallen in love year-old Princess with Gavriel, she is unwilling to complete her Marjorie, daughter of the mission. (Summary from Follett Destiny, newly crowned Scottish January 2013). king, Robert the Bruce, is captured by England's King Edward Napoli, Donna Jo Longshanks and held in a cage on public Hush: An Irish Princess Tale display. (2002) Fifteen-year-old Melkorka, an Irish princess, is by Russian Yolen, Jane slave traders and not only learns how to Queen's Own Fool survive but to challenge some of the brutality When the young Queen of of her captors, who are fascinated by her asks eleven-year-old apparent muteness and the possibility that she Nicola to be her "fool," is enchanted. (Summary from www.hclib.org, Nicola believes that her one Oct 2009) duty to the Queen--always tell her the truth--will be easier than the rough life she has led as an orphaned street performer. But as the years pass, she must use all of her wits to avoid being caught in the political

intrigue that ensnares Queen Mary. (2000) Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 2 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

17th Century Rees, Celia Pirates Carbone, Elisa In 1722, after arriving with her Blood on the River: brother at the family's Jamestown 1607 Jamaican plantation where she Traveling to the New World in is to be married off, sixteen- 1606 as the page to Captain year-old Nancy Kington John Smith, twelve-year-old escapes with her slave friend, Minerva , orphan Samuel Collier settles in and together they become pirates traveling the the new colony of James Town, where he world in search of treasure. (2003) must quickly learn to distinguish between friend and foe. (Summary from Hennepin Colonial America – U.S. County Library, January 2008.) Anderson, Laurie Halse Cullen, Lynn Chains I am Rembrandt’s Daughter After being sold to a cruel couple In Amsterdam in the mid-1600s, in New York City, a slave named Cornelia's life as the illegitimate Isabel spies for the rebels during child of renowned painter the Revolutionary War. (Follett, Rembrandt is marked by plague, 2009) poverty, and despair at ever earning her father's love, until she sees hope for a better Anderson, M.T. future in the eyes of a wealthy suitor. The Pox Party (Summary from Hennepin County, Sept. Various diaries, letters, and 2008) other chronicle the experiences of Octavian, Hearn, Julie a young African American, The Minister’s Daughter from birth to age sixteen, as In 1645 England, Nell lives he is brought up as part of a with her grandmother, who experiment in the years leading up to and heals villagers and is a midwife during the Revolutionary War. (Summary to pregnant women. When the from Hennepin County Library at hclib.org, minister's daughter, Grace, gets 2007) pregnant, the minister tries to conceal his daughter's sin by making accusations of Blackwood, Gary witchcraft in the village. Both Nell and her The Year of the Hangman grandmother are implicated, but Nell escapes In 1777, having been kidnapped a hanging by using her Ancient Knowledge of and taken forcibly from England healing to save a young man she does not to the American colonies, fifteen- know. (2005) year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the course of history. (2002)

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Cooney, Caroline for a of times past that becomes a The Ransom of Mercy page-turner for present-day readers. (1994) Carter In 1704, the Mohawk Lasky, Kathryn attacked the Puritan Beyond the Divide settlement of Deerfield, In 1849, a fourteen-year-old Massachusetts, taking Amish girl defies convention by eleven-year-old Mercy Carter and over 100 leaving her secure home in other settlers captive—forcing them to trudge to accompany her 300 miles to Canada. Mercy must decide father across the continent by wagon train. whether to remember her former life and (1983) family or to “set them down” and embrace a Mohawk life. (2001) Rees, Celia Sorceress Elliott, L.M. Eighteen-year-old Agnes, a Mohawk Give Me Liberty Indian who is descended from a line Follows the life of thirteen-year- of shamanic healers, uses her own old Nathaniel Dunn, from May newly-discovered powers to uncover the story 1774 to December 1775, as he of her ancestor, a seventeenth-century New serves his indenture ship with a England English healer who fled charges of music teacher in Williamsburg, , and witchcraft to make her life with the local witnesses the growing rift between patriots Indians. (2002) and loyalists culminating in the American Revolution. (Summary from Hennepin County Library at hclib.org, 2007) Donnelly, Jennifer Hesse, Karen Revolution Stowaway An angry, grieving seventeen- Hesse has taken the few and year-old musician facing meager facts known about expulsion from her prestigious Nicholas Young, an eleven-year- Brooklyn private school travels old stowaway aboard Captain to Paris to complete a school assignment and James Cook’s ship Endeavour in uncovers a diary written during the French the year 1768, and elaborated them into a full- revolution by a young actress attempting to blown novel. (2000) help a tortured, imprisoned little boy--Louis

Charles, the lost king of France. (Summary Lasky, Kathryn Beyond the Burning Time from Follett Destiny, November 2010). Lasky’s fictional re- of the Elliott, Patricia gives the term Pale Assassin “witch hunt” frightening immediacy. Eugenie de Boncoeur’s Twelve-year-old Mary Chase’s reactions to the sheltered life changes forever escalation of events—culminating in her own as revolution grips France and mother’s trial and subsequent rescue—set the the hated aristocrats are hunted down. Eugenie tries Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 4 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

desperately to help her brother Armand Giff, Patricia Reilly escape from death, but soon must flee to save Water Street her own life. Who will find her first: the mob, In the shadow of the construction the revolutionary guards, or, most terrifying of of the Brooklyn Bridge, eighth- all, the sinister pale assassin himself? graders and new neighbors Bird (Summary from Mallon and Thomas Neary make www.patriciaelliott.co.uk/paleassassin.php, some decisions about what they want to do Oct 2009) with their lives. (Summary from Hennepin County Library at hclib.org, 2007) Godbersen, Anna Avi Envy The Traitors’ Gate Luxe Series: Book 3 When his father is arrested as a At the dawn of the twentieth debtor in 1849 London, fourteen- century, several families in year-old John Huffman must take New York remain stunned by on unexpected responsibilities, the antics of mischievous from asking a distant relative for help to socialites, including Henry, Penelope, and determining why people are spying on him Lina. (Summary from Follett Destiny, Oct and his family. (Summary from Hennepin 2009) County Library, January 2008) Godbersen, Anna Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker Luxe Jefferson’s Sons: a Founding Luxe Series: Book 1 Fathers Secret Children In 1899 Manhattan, the drowning A fictionalized look at the last of beautiful Elizabeth Holland, twenty years of Thomas daughter of New York 's Jefferson's life at Monticello ruling family, brings to the surface the through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of scandalous behavior of several teenagers of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally varying social class. (Summary from Follett Hemings. (Summary from Follett Destiny, Destiny, Oct 2009) November 2011). Godbersen, Anna Cushman, Karen Rumors Rodzina Luxe Series: Book 2 A twelve-year-old Polish After the death of Elizabeth American girl is boarded Holland, all of New York onto an orphan train in speculates about her unfortunate Chicago with fears about demise and wonder what role her mischievous traveling to the West and a sister, Diana, and notorious cad Henry life of unpaid slavery. (Summary from Library of Schoonmaker played in the events leading up Congress 2004) to her death. (Summary from Follett Destiny, Oct 2009)

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Godbersen, Anna the very unusual investigation. (Summary Splendor from Follett Destiny, 2012). Luxe Series: Book 4 In 1900 New York City, Kelly, Jacqueline fashionable debutante Diana The Evolution of Holland and married soldier Calpurnia Tate Henry Schoonmaker risk their place in society In central Texas in 1899, to be with one another. (Summary from eleven-year-old Callie Vee Follett Destiny, November 2009) Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns Gratz, Alan about love from the older Samurai Shortstop three of her six brothers, and studies the While obtaining a Western natural world with her grandfather, the latter education at a prestigious of which leads to an important discovery. Japanese boarding school in (Summary from Follett Destiny, November 1890, sixteen-year-old Toyo 2010). also receives traditional samurai training which has profound effects on both Lawrence, Iain his baseball game and his relationship with his The Convicts father. (Summary from Hennepin County His efforts to avenge his father's unjust Library at hclib.org, 2007) imprisonment force fourteen-year-old Tom Tin into the streets of nineteenth-century Ives, David London, but after he is convicted of murder, Scrib Tom is eventually sent to Australia where he In the lawless West in 1863, 16- has a surprise reunion. (Summary from year-old Scrib makes his living by Hennepin County Library, 2006) writing and delivering letters for "ill-letterates." Comic Lerangis, Peter misspellings and wordplay abound, but Scrib Smiler’s Bones takes his job seriously, saying his "perfession" Explorer Robert Peary brings six as a "letter writer's like a priest under the Eskimos to a New York City trained seals of confession." As Scrib travels museum to be a living exhibit. by horseback, he senses that he is being Qisuk, known as "Smiler," and his followed, and his customers notify him that a son Minik are part of the exhibit. Four of the stranger has been inquiring about him. Shoot- Eskimos die, including Smiler, and one 'em-up scenes follow as well as some poignant Eskimo returns to Greenland. Minik spends moments. (Summary from Mackin.com 2006). twelve years at the museum amid lies and deception, in search of the truth and a way to Johnson, Maureen survive. (2005) The Name of the Star Rory, of Boueuxlieu, Louisiana, is Nuzum, K.A. spending a year at a London The Leanin Dog boarding school when she Eleven-year-old Dessa Dean, witnesses a murder by a Jack the mourning the death of her Ripper copycat and becomes involved with mother, finds an injured dog on Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 6 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

her porch, which allows both Dessa and the Sayres, Meghan Nuttall dog to heal together with a friendship that Anahita’s Woven Riddle shapes both of their lives. (Summary from In Iran, more than 100 years Follett Destiny, October 2009) ago, a young girl with three suitors gets permission from Paulson, Gary her father and a holy man to weave into her The of Bass Reeves: wedding rug a riddle to be solved by her Being the true and fictional future husband, which will ensure that he has account of the most valiant wit to match hers. (Summary from Hennepin marshal in the West County Library, January 2008.) An account of the life of Bass Reeves. (Summary from Hennepin County Schultz, Jan Neubert Library at hclib.org, 2007) Firestorm After her family relocates to Preus, Margi Hinckley, Minnesota, Maggie Heart of the Samurai: based wants to escape the dusty on the true story of nineteenth-century railroad Nakahama Manjiro town. When the hot weather produces a In 1841, rescued by an American massive firestorm, Maggie gets her wish but whaler after a terrible shipwreck eventually learns that Hinckley has become leaves him and his four companions castaways her home. (2002) on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai learns Wait, Lea new laws and customs as he becomes the first Finest Kind Japanese person to set foot in the United When his father's Boston bank States. (Summary from Follett Destiny, fails in 1838, causing his family November 2010). to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Rosoff, Meg Webber works to prepare the Brides Farewell family for the harsh winter A young woman in 1850s rural while also keeping the England runs away from home existence of his disabled younger brother a on horseback the day she's to secret. Summary from Mackin.com, January marry her childhood sweetheart. 2008.) Pell is from a poor preacher's family and she's watched her mother suffer for years under the Civil War burden of caring for an ever-increasing number of children. Pell yearns to escape the Ernst, Kathleen inevitable repetition of such a life. She Hearts of Stone understands horses better than people and Orphaned when her father dies sets off for Salisbury Fair. (Summary from fighting for the Union and her Hennepin County, November 2009). mother expires from exhaustion, and also estranged from their Confederate neighbors, fifteen-year-old Hannah struggles to find a way for her family Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 7 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

to survive during the Civil War in Tennessee. Rinaldi, Ann (Summary from Hennepin County Library, Girl in Blue January 2008.) Fleeing an abusive father, Sarah Wheelock disguises herself as a boy Keehn, Sally M. and joins the Union Army. She Anna Sunday assists a physician until her gender is In 1863 twelve-year-old discovered, then goes to work undercover for Anna, disguised as a boy and the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a maid to accompanied by her younger Rose Greenhow, notorious Confederate spy. brother Jed, leaves their Pennsylvania home (2001) and makes the difficult journey to join their wounded father in Winchester, Virginia, 1900-1919 where they find themselves in danger from Confederate troops. (Summary from Haddix, Margaret Peterson www.hclib.org, November 2009) Uprising In 1927, at the urging of a Paulsen, Gary twenty-one-year-old Harriet, Mrs. Soldier’s Heart Livingston reluctantly recalls her The realism conveyed in this experiences at the Triangle brief but powerful novel is rarely Shirtwaist factory, including miserable seen in children’s books about working conditions that led to a strike, then the Civil War. It is based on the the fire that took the lives of her two best life of Charley Goddard, a Minnesota boy friends, when Harriet, the boss's daughter, who lies about his age and joins the Union was only five years old.. (Summary from army at age fifteen. Paulsen’s extensive Hennepin County Library, January 2008) research is evident in the richness of details he provides, but what makes this novel so Hale, Marion effective is the unremitting focus on the Dark Water Rising trauma caused by war. (1998) While salvaging and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Galveston Rinaldi, Ann flood of 1900, sixteen-year-old Amelia’s War Seth proves himself in a way that In an engaging story, Amelia is his previous efforts never could, but he still confused and frustrated when must face his father man-to-man. (Summary her town divides its from Hennepin County Library, January loyalties between the Union and 2008.) Confederacy. An author’s note describes the actual incident the book is based on, in which Schmidt, Gary a Confederate general made plans to exact a Lizzy Bright and the huge ransom from the town of Hagerstown, Buckminster Boy Maryland—or burn down the town. (1999) In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie

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Bright Griffin, a girl from a poor, nearby from the Retreat House, and learns that no island community founded by former slaves one comes out of there alive. (Summary from that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to Mackin.com, 2006) change into a tourist spot. (Summary from Hennepin County Library, June 2005.) Winthrop, Elizabeth Counting on Grace Sedgwick, Marcus It's 1910 in Pownal, Vermont. At 12 Grace and her best Having always been able to friend Arthur must go to work know when someone is going in the mill, helping their to die, Alexandra poses as a mothers work the looms. Together Grace and nurse to go to France during to Arthur write a secret letter to the Child Labor locate her brother and to try to save him from Board about underage children working in the the fate she has foreseen for him. (Summary mill. A few weeks later, Lewis Hine, a famous from Hennepin County Library, November reformer arrives undercover to gather 2007.) evidence. Grace meets him and appears in some of his photographs, changing her life Ross, Stewart forever. (2006) Only a Matter of Time: A Story from Kosovo Watts, Irene N. First-person stories place their No Moon in the middle of Wanting to provide financial serious historical conflicts. A support for her large family, historical note is included. (2002) Louisa, 14, takes the post of nursemaid for a wealthy family. Then the nanny has an accident Whelan, Gloria days before the family is to sail to New York, Angel on the Square and Louisa must either go in her place or lose When her mother becomes a her job. Haunted by the drowning of her baby lady-in-waiting to Russian brother when she was younger and for which Empress Alexandra, Katya she feels responsible, Louisa insists that the becomes the playmate of children practice putting on their life vests. Grand Duchess Anastasia. When the fateful collision with the iceberg Katya and her mother stay with the occurs, Watts documents the chaos and Romanovs, even following them to Siberia. emotions realistically. (Summary from School (2001) Library Journal, November 2010).

Winespear, Jacquline Maisie Dobbs WORLD WAR I After Maisie sets up a private investigation firm and deals with a Bagdasarian, Adam case involving marital infidelity, Forgotten Fire she encounters a young soldier This vividly, even horrifically, evoked novel tells of genocide carried out against Armenians in Turkey during World War I. Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 9 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

Like narrator Vahan Kenderian, who is twelve 1920-1929 when the novel begins, a reader can’t really prepare for this relentless before it Avi unfolds. The book is based on Bagdasarian’s The Secret School great-uncle. (2000) In 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson acts as temporary Morpurgo, Michael teacher—in secret and Private Peaceful without pay—when she and Memories of his former peaceful the seven other pupils in their life, letters from home, and Elk Valley, Colorado, school learn their observations of battles make up teacher must leave. A few well-placed 17-year-old Thomas' as incidents nicely develop . (2001) he fights in World War I. The young English soldier lied about his age to fight in France with his older brother Charlie, and now finds Libba Bray himself in dire circumstances. As darkness The Diviners closes in on him in the trenches, Thomas Seventeen-year-old Evie recalls the girl that both he and his brother O'Neill is thrilled loved, his brain-damaged brother, Joe, and the when she is exiled part Thomas played in his father's untimely from small-town death. This terrific and -filled book Ohio to New York City in 1926, even examines issues of responsibility and mercy. when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts (2004) Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American , Superstition, and the Spillebeen, Geert Occult, into the thick of the investigation. Kipling’s Choice (Summary from Follett Destiny, January Eighteen-year-old 2013). Lieutenant John Kipling, wounded in Loos, France, Godberson, Anna spends his last hour on a Beautiful Days World War I battlefield reflecting on his Bright Young Things, Book 2 famous father--writer Rudyard Kipling--and Letty, Cordelia, and Astrid pursue his heroic expectations. Rudyard had feared romance, adventure, and intrigue his son would miss out on the opportunity to in New York during the Roaring experience glory, so he used his influence to Twenties. (Summary from Follett Destiny, get John enlisted in the Irish Guard. John is 2012). eager to please his father but he suffers a neck wound, tries to continue fighting, waits to be Godberson, Anna rescued, then eventually falls into a painless Bright Young Things death sleep. (2005) Bright Young Things , Book 1 In the spring of 1929, eighteen- year-old Cordelia Grey and her stage-struck friend Letty Larkspur run away from their small Ohio town to seek their fortunes in New York City Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 10 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

and soon find themselves drawn into 1930-1939 situations and relationships, particularly with the dazzling Astrid Donal, that change their Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee lives forever. Neela, Victory Song After her sister’s wedding, Neela, Godberson, Anna 12, is next in line for an arranged The Lucky Ones marriage. Questioning the Bright Young Things, Book 3 restrictions on women in 1939 In 1929, the Bright India, Neela finds herself drawn to the Young Things escape incendiary ideas of those fighting for Manhattan's heat for independence from Britain—and taking the lush lawns and sparkling bays of White when her father disappears during a Cove, looking for leisure, love, and luck. As protest march. (2002) summer reaches its hottest peak, these sun- kissed girls will find out if their luck can last Gruen, Sara or if dark surprises are on the horizon. The Water for Elephants riveting conclusion to the one summer these Though he may not speak of Bright Young Things will never forget. them, the memories still dwell (Summary from Hennepin County, January inside Jankowski's ninety- 2013.) something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed Kidd, Ronald by fate onto a rickety train that was home to Monkey Town the Benzini Brothers’ Most Spectacular Show on When her father hatches a plan Earth. Memories of a world filled with freaks to bring publicity to their small and clowns, with wonder and pain and anger Tennessee town by arresting a and passion; a world with its own narrow, local high school teacher for irrational rules, its own way of life, and its teaching about evolution, the resulting 1925 own way of death. The world of the circus: to Scopes trial prompts fifteen-year-old Frances Jacob it was both salvation and a living hell. to rethink many of her beliefs about religion (2006) and truth, as well as her relationship with her father. (Summary from Hennepin County Sharenow, Robert Library at hclib.org, 2007) The Berlin Boxing Club In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Lisle, Janet Karl Stern, considered Jewish Black Duck despite a non-religious Years afterwards, Ruben Hart upbringing, learns to box from tells the story of how, in 1929 the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling Newport, Rhode Island, his with the realities of the Holocaust. (Summary family and his best friend's from Follett Destiny, November 2011). family were caught up in the violent competition among groups trying to control the local rum-smuggling trade. (Summary from Hennepin County, January 2008.)

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Boyne, John Winspear, Jacqueline The Boy in the Striped Elegy for Eddie Pajamas Maisie Dobbs takes Bored and lonely after his family on her most personal moves from Berlin to a place case yet, a twisting called "Out-With" in 1942, investigation into the brutal Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a killing of a street peddler that will take her boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a from the working-class neighborhoods of her wire fence. (Summary from Hennepin County childhood into London's highest circles of Library at hclib.org, 2007) power. Set in London between the two world wars. (Summary from Follett Destiny, Bradley, Kimberly January 2013). Brubaker For Freedom Despite the horrors of World WORLD WAR II War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of Susan Campbell Bartoletti becoming an singer, which takes her to The Boy Who Dared places where she gains information about In October, 1942, seventeen-year- what the Nazis are doing--information that old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned the French Resistance needs. for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets,

recalls his past life and how he came to Cassanova, Mary dedicate himself to bring the truth about The Klipfish Code Hitler and the war to the German people. Sent with her younger brother to (Follett, 2009) Godøy Island to live with her aunt

Bernstein, Sara Turvel and grandfather after Germans The Seamstress bomb in 1940, ten-year- Sara grows up willing to fight old Merit longs to join her parents in the anti-Semitism from other Resistance and when her aunt, a teacher, is schoolchildren. She defies taken away two years later, she resents even her father’s orders to turn more the Nazis' presence and her down a scholarship that takes grandfather's refusal to oppose them. Includes her to Bucharest—and gets historical facts and glossary. (Summary from herself expelled when she responds to a Hennepin County Library, 2008) teacher’s vicious diatribe against Jews. Ashamed to return home, she looks for work Disher, Garry The Divine Wind, and discovers a talent for dressmaking. Sara In northern Australia ends up in a brutal women’s concentration during World War II, Hart camp deep in Germany. (Summary from Penrose grapples with his Amazon.com, April 2003.) love for Mitsy, a Japanese

Australian, while hate

messages toward the

Japanese surround him. The enemy attacks

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the town, and Hart himself is recovering from Giff, Patricia Reilly a leg injury sustained in a shipwreck. (2002) Willow Run Margaret "Meggie" Dillon Dogar, Sharon experiences the deprivations Annexed caused by World War II as her A fictional account of life with family moves from Rockaway to Anne Frank hidden in the secret a makeshift home in where her annex from Peter's point-of-view, father has taken a job. Meggie misses her following as he becomes closer hometown and her grandfather, who they left with Anne, begins to question his own behind. She reflects on wiping a swastika from religion, and is forced to suppress his own his window and believes a rumor she heard desires to join the fight. (Summary from that he could be jailed for being Jewish. Follett Destiny, November 2010). (Summary from Mackin.com, 2006)

Flood, Nancy Bo Gleitzman, Morris Warriors in the Crossfire Once Based on historical events on After living in a Catholic the South Pacific island of orphanage for nearly four years, Saipan during World War II, a naive Jewish boy runs away this story unfolds through the and embarks on a journey across eyes of , the son of the Chamorro Nazi-occupied to find his parents. chief, and his half-Japanese cousin, Kento. (Summary from Follett Destiny, November For Joseph the war brings mounting pressure 2010). to take responsibility for the survival of his family during the invasion. Forced to Greene, Bette experience the unimaginable horrors of Summer of My German Suicide Cliff, the boys begin to learn the true Soldier practices of a warrior. (Summary from Sheltering an escaped prisoner Hennepin County, November 2010). of war is the beginning of some shattering experiences for a Giff, Patricia Reilly twelve-year-old Arkansas girl. Lily’s Crossing (2006) Lily Mollahan is looking forward to summer, but war shatters all her Greif, Jean-Jacques dreams: her beloved father has The Fighter enlisted; her best friend is moving Moshe Wisniak, a poor Polish away; and Albert, a seemingly unfriendly war Jew, uses his physical strength refugee from Hungary, intrudes on her private and cleverness, plus luck, to space. To complicate matters, Lily is fond of help him survive the horrors enhancing her importance or escaping he is subjected to in the concentration camps retribution with facile lies. (1997) of World War II. Based on the life of Moshè Garbarz. (Summary from Hennepin County Library at hclib.org, 2007).

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Hahn, Mary Downing Matas, Carol Stepping on the Cracks In My Enemy’s House When patriotic best friends Marisa, a blond, blue-eyed Margaret and Elizabeth spy on Jewish girl in World War II hated sixth-grade classmate Poland passes as a peasant and Gordy, they discover he is hiding gets a job working for a Nazi his brother Stuart, an army family. She experiences a predictable romance deserter. They slowly begin to understand with a rebellious cousin and eventually obtains Stuart’s decision to be a conscientious work in Germany. (1999) objector and accept a broader view of the world. (1991) Mazer, Norma Fox Good Night Maman Kositsky, Lynn When Maman falls ill, Karin The Thought of High Levi and her brother must Windows continue their journey through Esther describes her life as one the French countryside without of a group of Jewish children her. They eventually board a taken from Germany to France ship in Italy taking refugees to by the Red Cross during World the United States. This moving World War II War II. The novel begins when she is 15 and story is the very personal and immediate living in a French castle; her childhood in experience of a young girl grappling with the Berlin is described through flashbacks. After loss of her old life and with a new life that France's surrender to Germany, the situation changes daily. (1999) becomes more dangerous for the refugees. Afraid that the Nazis will arrest her, Esther Peck, Richard leaves the castle and eventually becomes On the Wings of Heroes involved with the Jewish Underground. Based A boy in Illinois remembers the on true events, this is an immediate, painfully home front years of World War honest story. (2004) II, especially his two heroes--his brother in the Air Force and his father, who fought in the previous war. (Summary from Magorian, Michele Hennepin County Library, January 2008.) Back Home Sent to America from England Peet, Mal at age seven to escape war-torn Tamar England, Rusty returns five In England in 1945, fifteen- years later to go to a strict year-old Tamar, grief-stricken English boarding school and renew her by the puzzling death of her relationship with her family, who now seem beloved grandfather, slowly like strangers to her. (1984) begins to uncover the secrets of his life in the Dutch resistance during the last year of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, and the climactic events that

forever cast a shadow on his life and that of

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his family. (Summary from Hennepin County grandfather was a Nazi sympathizer, and after Library, January 2008) they are forced to leave their farm, Fritz's mother and hired hand are arrested, Pressler, Marjam leaving Fritz to fend for himself. (Summary Malka from Follett Destiny, November 2010). In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a dangerous and arduous trek Sepetys, Ruta to Hungary while seven-year-old Malka, who Between Shades of Gray they were forced to leave behind when she In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, became ill, fends for herself in a ghetto. her mother, and brother are (2003) pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent Reeder, Carolyn to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to Foster’s War death in a prison camp while she fights for World War II is the her life, vowing to honor her family and the background for the story of a thousands like hers by burying her story in a troubled family whose jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's authoritarian father alienates family, includes a historical note. (Summary all its members. The from Follett Destiny, November 2011). historical details, from air raids to the internment of Japanese Americans, are Smith, Roland thoroughly researched. The focus is split Elephant Run between external forces—the war—and Nick endures servitude, internal family struggles, so that the two beatings, and more after his seemed yoked rather than joined. (2000) British father's plantation in Burma is invaded by the Rosnay, Tatiana de Japanese in 1941, and when his father and Sarah’s Key others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded American journalist Julia with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape Jarmond researches the brutal on elephants, risking their lives to save Nick's 1942 Nazi roundup in Paris and father and Mya's brother from a Japanese stumbles upon a connection prisoner of war camp (Summary from between her family and one of Hennepin County Library, January 2008) the victims, which compels Julia to learn more about the girl's life. (Summary from Follett Uri, Orlev Destiny, 2010) Run, Boy, Run Based on the true story of a nine- Schröder, Monika year-old boy who escapes the The Dog in the Woods Warsaw Ghetto and must survive As World War II draws to an throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied end, Russian soldiers occupy Polish countryside. (2003) Schwarz, Germany, bringing both friendships and hardship to the family of ten-year-old Fritz, whose Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 15 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth Zusak, Markus A Traitor Among Us Book Thief Thirteen-year-old Pieter’s growing Trying to make sense of the horrors role in the Dutch Resistance in of World War II, Death relates the occupied Holland is threatened by story of Liesel--a young German girl an unknown Nazi informer in his whose book-stealing and story- village. (1998) telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their Venkatraman, Padma neighbors.(Summary from Hennepin County Climbing the Stairs Library, 2006) In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in 1940-1949 a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her Abraham, Pearl family are forced to move in with her father's The Romance Reader extended family and become accustomed to a Hemmed in by the strict codes of totally different way of life. (Summary from her Orthodox Jewish upbringing, Hennepin County, Sept. 2008). the daughter of a rabbi escapes to the world of romance Wein, Elizabeth and begins to chafe at her family and her Code Name Verity faith. (1996) In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes Blundell, Judy in Nazi-occupied What I Saw and How I Lied France and the survivor tells a In 1947, with her jovial tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great stepfather Joe back from the courage as she relates what she must to war and family life returning to survive while keeping secret all that she can. normal, teenage Evie, smitten by the handsome young ex-GI Winspear, Jacqueline who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds Birds of a Feather herself caught in a complicated web of lies Maisie Dobbs' private whose devastating outcome change her life investigation practice is finally and that of her family forever. (Follett, 2009) seeing some success. After opening a second office, Fleischman, Sid Maisie finds herself The Entertainer and the investigating the disappearance of a wealthy Dybbuk heiress. Upon further sleuthing, Maisie A struggling American discovers a connection between the heiress's ventriloquist in post-World disappearance, World War II, and a murder. War II Europe is possessed by (2004) the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. Author's note details the murder of over one million children by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.

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(Summary from Hennepin County Library, recover from the scarlet fever that has left her Sept. 2008) skinny and needing to wear glasses. (Follett, 2009) Holm, Jennifer Penny From Heaven 1950-1959 As she turns twelve during the summer of 1953, Penny Blundell, Judy gains new insights into Strings Attached herself and her family while When she drops out of school also learning a secret about and struggles to start a career on her father's death. (Summary from Hennepin Broadway in the fall of 1950, County Library at hclib.org, 2007) seventeen-year-old Kit Corrigan accepts help from an old family friend, a Moses, Sheila lawyer said to have ties with the mob, who The Return of Buddy Bush then asks her to do some favors for him. Following her grandfather's death (Summary from Follett Destiny, 2011) in rural North Carolina in 1947, twelve-year-old Pattie Mae learns Draper, Sharon more about her family after Fire From the Rock reading her grandmother's collection of In 1957, Sylvia Patterson's obituaries and traveling to Harlem, New life--that of a normal African York, to find her uncle who has escaped from American teenager--is the Ku Klux Klan. (Summary from Hennepin disrupted by the impending County Library at hclib.org, 2007) integration of Little Rock's Central High when she is selected to be one of the first black Park, Linda Sue students to attend the previously all white When My Name was Keoko school. (Summary from Hennepin County In alternating chapters covering Library, January 2008.) 1940 to 1945, two Korean siblings describe their lives during Japanese Hamill, Pete military occupation. Tae-yul Snow in August admires their uncle, who works for the Michael Devlin, an eleven-year- resistance. Younger sister Sun-hee is more like old Irish American, meets Rabbi their father, subdued and introspective, Hirsch, recently arrived from rebelling in quiet but significant ways. (2002) Europe. In return for teaching the rabbi about baseball and English, the White, Ruth rabbi teaches Michael Yiddish and tells him Little Audrey about Prague, until an Irish gang becomes In 1948, eleven-year-old violent in its anti-Semitism. (1997) Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger Levine, Ellen sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal In Trouble mining camp in Southwest In 1950s New York, sixteen- Virginia, where her mother still mourns the year-old Jamie's life is unsettled death of a baby, her father goes on drinking since her father returned from binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to serving time in prison for Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 17 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

refusing to name people as Communists, Flores-Galbis, Enrique when her best friend turns to Jamie for help 90 Miles to Havana with an unplanned pregnancy. (Summary Julian's parents, hoping to protect form Follett Destiny, March 2012). him from the dangers of the turmoil in Cuba, send him to the 1960-1969 United States in 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, not realizing that life in Alvarez, Julia a Miami refugee camp holds its own perils. Before We Were Free (Summary from Follett Destiny, 2011). This book is set during the final days of the Trujillo dictatorship McMullan, Margaret in the Dominican Republic. In Sources of Light the fall of 1960, Anita, almost Sam, having moved with her twelve, tries to gain some control over mother to Jackson, Mississippi, frightening events by writing in her diary. This after the death of her father, is a compelling account of a girl growing up finds the conservative 1960s too quickly while coming to terms with the values of the town clashing with her family's cost of freedom. (2002) liberal views and struggles to navigate difficult relationships and understand segregation. Burg, Shana (Summary from Follett Destiny, November A Thousand Never Evers 2010). As the civil rights movement in the South gains momentum in Meloy, Maile 1963 and violence against The Apothecary African-Americans intensifies, Fourteen-year-old Janie Scott, residents of the small town of Kuckachoo, newly arrived in London from Mississippi, including seventh-grader Addie Los Angeles in 1952, becomes Ann Pickett, begin their own courageous friends with a mysterious struggle for racial justice. (Summary from apothecary and his son, Follett Destiny, October 2009) Benjamin Burrows, and is drawn into a dangerous adventure with Benjamin when his Edwardson, Debbie Dahl father is kidnapped and Russian spies try to My Name is Not Easy steal his book of secrets. (Summary from Alaskans Luke, Hennepin County Library, March 2012). Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq Myracle, Lauren relate their experiences in the Bliss early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Having grown up in a California Catholic boarding school where, despite commune, Bliss sees her aloof different tribal affiliations, they come to find a grandmother's Atlanta world as a sort of family and home. foreign country, but she is determined to be nice as a freshman at an elite high school, which makes her the perfect target for Sandy, a girl obsessed with the occult. (Follett, 2009) Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 18 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

hired cook for a secretive woman who is new Rosoff, Meg to town. (Summary from Follett Destiny, What I Was November 2010). Set in 1960s Britain, a sixteen- year-old boy is sent to St. 1970-1979 Oswald's, an upper-class boarding school. One day during a regular run along the Going, K.L. coastline, he falls behind from the group and The Liberation of Gabriel meets Finn, a teenage boy living alone in a King small hut. The two boys develop an idyllic In Georgia during the summer of friendship that ultimately ends in tragedy. 1976, Gabriel, a white boy who is (Summary from Mackin.com, Sept. 2008) being bullied, and Frita, an African American girl who is facing prejudice, Sharenow, Robert decide to overcome their many fears together My Mother the Cheerleader as they enter fifth grade. (2005) Thirteen-year-old Louise uncovers secrets about her family Lai, Thanhha and her neighborhood during the Inside Out and Back Again violent protests over school Through a series of poems, a desegregation in 1960 New Orleans young girl chronicles the life- (Summary from Hennepin County Library, changing year of 1975, when she, January 2008.) (Mature) her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Sherlock, Patti (Summary from Follett Destiny, 2012). Letters from Wolfie Certain that he is doing the McCormick, Patricia right thing by donating his Never Fall Down dog, Wolfie, to the Army's Cambodian child scout program in Vietnam, soldier Arn Chorn- thirteen-year-old Mark begins Pond defied the odds to have second thoughts when the Army and used all of his courage and refuses to say when and if Wolfie will ever wits to survive the murderous regime of the return. (Summary from Hennepin County Library, Khmer Rouge. Mar. 2005.) Whelan, Gloria Stockett, Kathryn Chu Ju’s House The Help In order to save her baby sister, Skeeter returns home to fourteen-year-old Chu Ju leaves her Mississippi from college in 1962 rural home in modern China and and begins to write stories about earns food and shelter by working on a the African-American women that sampan, tending silk worms, and planting rice are found working in white households, which seedlings, while wondering if she will ever see includes Aibileen, who grieves for the loss of her family again. (Summary from Hennepin her son while caring for her seventeenth white County Library Jan. 2005). child, and Minny, Aibileen's sassy friend, the Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 19 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

1980-1989 Wallace, Jason Out of Shadows Clinton, Cathryn Robert Jacklin is thrown into A Stone in My Hand the aftermath of war when After losing her father to his family moves from violence, Malaak, an eleven-year- England to Zimbabwe in the old Palestinian, desperately wants 1980s, and when he is enrolled in a prestigious to protect her older brother and keep him boarding school, he faces racism and violence from joining the Islamic Jihad. Set in Gaza and must make a difficult decision as a group City during the late 1980s, the novel provides of white boys decides to protest the country's no easy answers but effectively captures the new government. (Summary from Follett challenges of daily life in the war-ravaged Destiny, November 2011). Mature region—and the immense loss shared by Malaak’s entire community. (2002) 1990 - 1999

Dowd, Siobhan Comres, Elizabeth Bog Child Broken Memory In 1981, the height of Ireland's Five-year-old witnesses "Troubles," eighteen-year-old the brutal murder of her mother Fergus is distracted from his during the 1994 genocide upcoming A-level exams by his massacres in Rwanda and seeks imprisoned brother's hunger strike, the stress shelter with an aging Hutu woman; but years of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams later when war ends, Emma's fears continue of a murdered girl whose body he discovered to haunt her as she finds the courage to begin in a bog. (Summary from Destiny Follett, her healing. (Summary from Follett Destiny, November 2009). November 2010).

Park, Linda Sue Mead, Alice A Long Walk to Water Girl of Kosovo When the Sudanese civil war In the spring of 1998, the life of reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Zana, an eleven-year-old Salva becomes Albanian Kosovar, is shattered separated from his family and when Serb militiamen murder must walk with other Dinka tribe members her father and brothers. Injured herself, Zana through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya learns to follow her father’s wish: that she not in search of safe haven. Based on the life of let the Serb military “fill [her] heart with Salva Dut, who, after immigrating to America hate.” An introduction provides historical in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in context. Sudan. (Summary from Follett Destiny, September 2011) Williams, Maiya The Golden Hour Thirteen-year-old Rowan and his eleven-year-old sister Nina, still bereft by the death of their Unless otherwise noted, all summaries are from Greenwood Publishing Group, Horn Book Guide Online 1989-2002. 20 Denotes new titles recently added to the list

mother the year before,

experience an unusual adventure through time Jimenez, Francisco when they come to stay with their two The Circuit eccentric great-aunts in a small town on the Offers a look at a migrant Maine coast. (Summary from Hennepin Co. family, detailing their daily life Library, April 2005) and the struggles they endured to build an existence on the IMMIGRATION small opportunities they were given. (1999)

McNeal, Laura Auch, Mary Jane Dark Water Ashes of Roses Living in a cottage on her uncle's Re-creating the 1911 Triangle southern California avocado Shirtwaist Factory fire for its , this novel follows sixteen- ranch since her parent's messy year-old Irish immigrant Rose divorce, fifteen-year-old Pearl Dewitt meets and falls in love with an illegal Nolan's first few months in New York: her migrant worker, and is trapped with him when family's separation at Ellis Island, an uncomfortable stay with inhospitable relatives, wildfires approach his makeshift forest home. and her work at the soon-to-be notorious (Summary from Follett Destiny, September 2011). factory. Deftly depicting--but not stereotyping--ethnic rivalries, this is fast- Mikaelsen, Ben moving and emotionally involving historical Red Midnight fiction. (2002) Two Guatemalan siblings,

Flores-Galbis, Enrique twelve-year-old Santiago 90 Miles to Havana and four-year-old Angelina, Julian's parents, hoping to witness the burning of their village and the protect him from the dangers of murder of their family during a military raid. the turmoil in Cuba, send him to The children find their uncle's sailing canoe the United States in 1961 as part and undertake a treacherous journey to of Operation Pedro Pan, not realizing that life Florida. (2002) in a Miami refugee camp holds its own perils. Na, An (Summary from Follett Destiny, 2011). A Step from Heaven

Franklin, Kristine Young Ju tells of her family's Grape Thief immigration from Korea to the In 1925, in a small Washington United States and their State community made up of subsequent struggles in a new families from different ethnic country. The brief chapters have the intimacy backgrounds, twelve-year-old of snapshots, and images of reaching and Cuss tries to stay in school as he watches dreaming poignantly convey Young Ju's desire those around him struggle with various to survive her father's brutality. Mother and financial difficulties. (2003) daughter exhibit a quiet strength; similarly,

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each of these vignettes displays an astonishing and memorable force. (2002)

Namioka, Lensey Schmidt, Gary An Ocean Apart, A World Trouble Away Trouble comes to Henry Yanyan can only realize her dream Smith's family when a young of becoming a doctor by leaving Cambodian immigrant hits her native China and attending Henry's brother, Franklin, school in New York. (2002) with his truck and kills him. Boiling with anger and resentment, Henry -- accompanied Paterson, Katherine by his best friend and dog -- embarks on a Bread and Roses, too mission to climb Mt. Katahdin in Maine, Jake and Rosa, two children, which Franklin said he could never do. form an unlikely friendship as (Summary from Mackin.com, Sept. 2008) they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Veciana-Suarez, Ana Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Flight to Freedom Massachusetts. (2006) This book gives narrative life to the American immigrant Pignat, Caroline experience. A thirteen-year-old Greener Grass records her feelings Kit Byrne's family unity is about leaving Cuba for Miami in 1967. (2002) tested in nineteenth-century rural Ireland when the potato Williams-Garcia, Rita famine hits and wealthy Every Time a Rainbow Dies landowner Lord Fraser drives them from their Sixteen-year-old Jamaican-born home, launching a series of that Thulani's only friends are the separates Kit from her family as they try to pigeons on the roof of the escape to a better life. (Summary from Brooklyn brownstone he shares with his Destiny Follett, November 2009). brother and sister-in-law. He witnesses a rape from the roof; after he intercedes on the Reilly, Patricia victim's behalf, he becomes obsessed with A House of Tailors her. (2001) When thirteen-year-old Dina

emigrates from Germany to America in 1871, her only wish is to return home as soon as she can, but as the months pass and she survives a multitude of hardships living with her uncle and his young wife and baby, she finds herself thinking of Brooklyn as her home. (Summary from NoveList, online fiction guide, Nov. 2004.)

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