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The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by Avi
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A vicious captain, a mutinous crew --and a young girl caught in the middle Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty. But I was just such a girl, and my story is worth relating even if it did happen years... (read more)

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A Great and Terrible Beauty
A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba Bray
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Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debut Part Gossip Girl, part Edgar Allan Poe, and wholly beautiful, elegant and suspenseful, this novel set in Venice during the Renaissance is a true romantic thriller. When Cassandra... (read more)

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My Family for the War
My Family for the War
by Anne G Voorhoere
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When World War II breaks out, Franziska Mangold is torn from her family in Berlin when she boards the Kindertransport, the train that secretly carried nearly ten thousand children out of Nazi territory to safety in England. Taken in by strangers who soon... (read more)

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Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor (Royal Diaries)
Elizabeth I, Red Rose of the House of Tudor (Royal Diaries)
by Kathryn Lasky
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November 10, 1544<P" have been living with this constant fear of exile now for two days. So far I have heard nothing. Plans seem to proceed as normal for our move to Ashridge. This palace, too, is becoming quite filthy, what with all the banqueting... (read more)

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A Death-Struck Year
A Death-Struck Year
by Makiia Lucier
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For Cleo Berry, the people dying of the Spanish Influenza in cities like New York and Philadelphia may as well be in another country--that's how far away they feel from the safety of Portland, Oregon. And then cases start being reported in the Pacific... (read more)

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
by Avi
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H "Avi's plot is engineered for maximum thrills, with twists, turns, and treachery aplenty. . . . A page-turner to delight Avi's fans, it will leave readers hoping for a sequel."-Publishers Weekly (starred review) H " . . . [T]he book is a page-turner... (read more)

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Dear America #03: A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
Dear America #03: A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
by Kathryn Lasky
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A pilgrim girl makes the exciting yet dangerous journey on the Mayflower, filling her diary with thoughts about new friends, contact with Native Americans at Plymoth Colony, and the sickness that leaves her motherless.... (read more)

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Bound for Oregon
Bound for Oregon
by Jean Van Leeuwen
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The Serpent's Children (Golden Mountain Chronicles)
The Serpent's Children (Golden Mountain Chronicles)
by Laurence Yep
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When villagers call Cassia and her brother, Foxfire, "the serpent's children," they mean it as an insult. But to Cassia it is an honor, for legend says that once a serpent sets her mind on something, she never gives up. And in a time when famine, drought,... (read more)

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Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
by Ying Chang Compestine
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  In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qins tomb—and the life-size terra... (read more)

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Family Tree #2: Family Tree #2: The Long Way Home
Family Tree #2: Family Tree #2: The Long Way Home
by Ann M Martin
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Four girls. Four generations. One family. The second entry in the beautiful new series from Ann M. Martin. Dana is Abby's daughter -- but she's always been much closer to her father, Zander. He's a celebrated New York author who encourages Dana's... (read more)

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The Demon in the Teahouse
The Demon in the Teahouse
by Dorothy Hoobler
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The Demon in the Teahouse is an exciting and thrilling mystery novel set in 18th-century Japan. The authors do a fantastic job with the period details and with layering the intrigue and suspense. Practically unputdownable, this novel is recommended for... (read more)

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A Coming Evil
A Coming Evil
by Vivian Vande Velde
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In this daring tale that combines history with fantasy, a young girl is sent away from Paris when the Nazis invade to her aunts home in the French countryside. She soon encounters Gerard, a visitor from a long time ago, who proves to be a valiant ally at... (read more)

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An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley (Great Episodes)
An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley (Great Episodes)
by Ann Rinaldi
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On the night of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, his frantic wife, Mary, calls for her best friend and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley, but the woman is mistakenly kept from her side by guards who were unaware of Mary Todd Lincoln's close... (read more)

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Bread and Roses, Too
Bread and Roses, Too
by Katherine Paterson
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Newbery-author Katherine Paterson's tale of the 1912 mill workers' strike -- in paperback! Rosas mother is singing again—union songs. Shes joined the strike against the corrupt mill owners. Rosa is terrified. What if Mamma is jailed or, worse... (read more)

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Sing Down the Moon
Sing Down the Moon
by Scott Odell
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The Navajo tribe's forced march from their homeland to Fort Sumner by white soldiers and settlers is dramatically and courageously told by young Bright Morning. The Spanish Slavers were an ever-present threat to the Navaho way of life. One lovely spring... (read more)

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Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials
Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials
by Stephanie Hemphill
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What started out as girls' games became a witch hunt. Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspectives of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692. Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her... (read more)

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Virginia's Civil War Diaries: Book One: My Brother's Keeper (My America #01)
Virginia's Civil War Diaries: Book One: My Brother's Keeper (My America #01)
by Mary Pope Osborne
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Mary Pope Osborne's book, part of the relaunch of the My America series, tells the story of Ginny , a young girl who keeps a journal during the Civil War's Battle of Gettysburg. Virginia Dickens has promised to keep a journal for her older brother Jed... (read more)

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A Thousand Never Evers
A Thousand Never Evers
by Shana Burg
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IN KUCKACHOO, MISSISSIPPI, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and follows in his footsteps by attending the black junior high school. But when her careless act leads to her brothers disappearance and possible murder, Addie Ann, Mama, and... (read more)

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Beyond the Western Sea #02: Beyond the Western Sea 2: Lord Kirkle's Money
Beyond the Western Sea #02: Beyond the Western Sea 2: Lord Kirkle's Money
by Avi
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The second book in the thrilling emigrant adventure saga that The Horn Book calls "unremitting suspense... Like a rip-roaring, roller coaster ride...a real page turner". Twelve-year-old Patrick and 15-year-old Maura O'Connell are fleeing the ravages of... (read more)

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