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The Fountains of Silence Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant, powerful drama set in 1957 fascist Spain.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2019)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(2019)
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My Plain Jane Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Cheeky "Jane Eyre" remake is a ghosty romcom mystery.
By Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
(2018)
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Dread Nation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting alt-history post-Civil War zombie thriller.
By Justina Ireland
(2018)
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Hamilton and Peggy: A Revolutionary Friendship Book Poster Image
age 13+
Engaging mix of history, romance set in Revolutionary War.
By L.M. Elliott
(2018)
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Mapping the Bones Book Poster Image
age 13+
Twins' lives are torn apart in haunting Holocaust book.
By Jane Yolen
(2018)
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The Night Diary Book Poster Image
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age 10+
India-Pakistan religious conflict drives moving family tale.
By Veera Hiranandani
(2018)
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The Librarian of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable story of a teen heroine of the Holocaust.
By Antonio Iturbe
(2017)
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My Brigadista Year Book Poster Image
age 10+
Compelling tale of teen literacy volunteer in 1961 Cuba.
By Katherine Paterson
(2017)
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The Assassin's Curse: Blackthorn Key, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Teen heroes spy on court of Louis XIV in gripping volume.
By Kevin Sands
(2017)
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Zora and Me Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Tense murder mystery stars a young Zora Neale Hurston.
By Victoria Bond, T. R. Simon
(2010)
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Crossing Ebenezer Creek Book Poster Image
age 13+
Heartbreaking novel follows freed slaves on Sherman's March.
By Tonya Bolden
(2017)
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The Smell of Other People's Houses Book Poster Image
age 13+
Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2016)
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Midnight Without a Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, must-read story of black teen in 1955 Mississippi.
By Linda Williams Jackson
(2017)
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Caravaggio:  Painter on the Run Book Poster Image
age 13+
Vivid bio of genius painter has mature content, violence.
By Marissa Moss
(2016)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
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Girl in the Blue Coat Book Poster Image
age 13+
Extraordinary tale of Dutch teens resisting the Nazis.
By Monica Hesse
(2016)
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It Ain't So Awful, Falafel Book Poster Image
age 10+
Relatable story of Iranian girl in U.S. who wants to fit in.
By Firoozeh Dumas
(2016)
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The Madman of Piney Woods Book Poster Image
age 10+
Moving 1901 adventure explores race, class, mental illness.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2014)
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