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Snow Treasure
Snow Treasure
by Marie Mcswigan
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In the bleak winter of 19 0, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lindstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated—until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a... (read more)

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Stepping on the Cracks
Stepping on the Cracks
by Mary Downing Hahn
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In this republication of the Scott O'Dell Award-winning novel, Margaret's confrontation with the school bully forces her to confront larger issues of loyalty and bravery as World War II rages. Margaret and her best friend Elizabeth both have brothers... (read more)

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Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles; Austria-France, 1769 (Royal Diaries)
Marie Antoinette: Princess of Versailles; Austria-France, 1769 (Royal Diaries)
by Kathryn Lasky
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In 1769, 13-year-old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, begins a journal chronicling her life at the Austrian court and her preparations for her future role as queen of France.... (read more)

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Sixties Trilogy #01: Countdown
Sixties Trilogy #01: Countdown
by Deborah Wiles
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The story of a formative year in 12-year-old Franny Chapman's life, and the life of a nation facing the threat of nuclear war. It's 1962, and it seems everyone is living in fear. Twelve-year-old Franny Chapman lives with her family in Washington, DC... (read more)

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Hitler's Secret
Hitler's Secret
by William Osborne
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"An incredible adventure and a great page-turner!" -- Bear Grylls Otto and Leni thought they were safe: They escaped -- barely -- from war-torn Europe and are living as refugees in England. But now the Crown has recruited them: Great Britain wants them... (read more)

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Time Enough for Drums
Time Enough for Drums
by Ann Rinaldi
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Sixteen-year-old Jem struggles to maintain the status quo at home in Trenton, New Jersey, when the family men join the war for independence. There are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household several years before the actual American Revolution hits in... (read more)

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The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: A World War II Soldier, Normandy, France 1944 (My Name Is America)
The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: A World War II Soldier, Normandy, France 1944 (My Name Is America)
by Walter Dean Myers
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Each harrowing day of battle in France convinces 17-year-old Scott Pendleton Collins that he may not survive. In desperation, he records his thoughts, fears, and hopes in a journal he has carried since his first days as a soldier in Basic Training at... (read more)

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Chains
Chains
by Laurie Halse Anderson
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Laurie Halse Anderson, who wrote one of my favorite young adult books, Speak, and won a gazillion awards for it, pushes the entire genre to another level (again) with this Revolutionary War-era novel. You could read tons of long-winded reviews of this... (read more)

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Blue Thread
Blue Thread
by Ruth Tenzer Feldman
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The women’s suffrage movement is in full swing in 1912 Portland, Oregon — the last holdout state on the West Coast. Miriam desperately wants to work at her father’s printing shop, but when he refuses she decides to dedicate herself to... (read more)

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Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba (Royal Diaries)
Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba (Royal Diaries)
by Patricia Mckissack
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McKissack presents the diary of 13-year-old Nzingha, a 16th-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.... (read more)

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
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Calpurnia Virginia Tate is eleven years old in 1899 when she wonders why the yellow grasshoppers in her Texas backyard are so much bigger than the green ones.With a little help from her notoriously cantankerous grandfather, an avid naturalist, she... (read more)

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Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel Leaf Books)
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break (Laurel Leaf Books)
by Lensey Namioka
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"Emotionally and historically illuminating."-Booklist... (read more)

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Young Royals Book #2: Beware, Princess Elizabeth: A Young Royals Book
Young Royals Book #2: Beware, Princess Elizabeth: A Young Royals Book
by Carolyn Meyer
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Elizabeth Tudor's teenage years are hardly those of a fairy-tale princess. Her father has beheaded her mother; her jealous half sister has her locked away in the Tower of London; and her only love has betrayed her in his own quest for the throne. Told in... (read more)

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Jip: His Story
Jip: His Story
by Katherine Paterson
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Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction They tell Jip he tumbled off the back of a wagon when he was small, and no one ever came back for him. He never had a reason to question this tale--but then a stranger shows up and begins asking... (read more)

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Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven (Royal Diaries)
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven (Royal Diaries)
by Kathryn Lasky
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Intrigue and danger increase as Princess Kazunomiya's once-sheltered life in nineteenth-century Japan changes, in Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky's latest addition to THE ROYAL DIARIES series. Kazunomiya, along with her royal family, is thought to be... (read more)

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Crispin #02: At the Edge of the World
Crispin #02: At the Edge of the World
by Avi
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The more I came to know of the world, the more I knew I knew it not. He was a nameless orphan, marked for death by his masters for an unknown crime. Discovering his name— Crispin—only intensified the mystery.  Then Crispin met Bear, who... (read more)

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Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals Book)
Doomed Queen Anne (Young Royals Book)
by Carolyn Meyer
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Now in paperback--the true story of the girl everyone loved to hate. Meyer's engrossing third novel in the award-winning Young Royals series tells Anne Boleyn's fascinating story in her own voice--from her life as an awkward girl to the dramatic moments... (read more)

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Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South (Great Episodes)
Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South (Great Episodes)
by Ann Rindaldi
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In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll on her family and friends, and comes to understand the true nature of war.... (read more)

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Kristina, the Girl King, Sweden 1638 (Royal Diaries)
Kristina, the Girl King, Sweden 1638 (Royal Diaries)
by Carolyn Meyer
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Meyer offers a revealing look at Kristina, who was raised by the King and Queen of Sweden as a prince rather than a princess and assumed the throne as King at the age of 18.... (read more)

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Iron Thunder
Iron Thunder
by Avi
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When his father is killed fighting for the Union in the War Between the States, thirteen-year-old Tom Carroll must take a job to help support his family. He manages to find work at a bustling ironworks in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York, where... (read more)

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