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White Rose Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Intense, inspiring story of students who defied the Nazis.
By Kip Wilson
(2019)
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Courting Darkness Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing historical fiction ramps up the palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2019)
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We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful first-person accounts put faces to refugee crisis.
By Malala Yousafzai
(2019)
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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Inventing Victoria Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen reinvents herself in engaging post-Reconstruction tale.
By Tonya Bolden
(2019)
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The Devil's Thief: The Last Magician, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Surprises abound in time-traveling wizardly saga sequel.
By Lisa Maxwell
(2018)
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An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason Book Poster Image
age 14+
So-so historical fiction has romance and intrigue.
By Virginia Boecker
(2018)
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Two Dark Reigns: Three Dark Crowns, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Characters lack drive in third volume of triplet queen tale.
By Kendare Blake
(2018)
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Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Book Poster Image
age 14+
Unforgettable story of girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
(2018)
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide Book Poster Image
age 12+
A must-read history of racism and oppression in America.
By Carol Anderson, Tonya Bolden
(2018)
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Dream Country Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Gripping five-generation saga of an African American family.
By Shannon Gibney
(2018)
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Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Book Poster Image
age 12+
Vibrant novel in verse shows anti-Latino racism in '40s L.A.
By Margarita Engle
(2018)
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Give Me Some Truth Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, funny tale of teens on "the Rez" in 1980.
By Eric Gansworth
(2018)
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Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intimate must-read account of the Vietnam War.
By Elizabeth Partridge
(2018)
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We Are All That's Left Book Poster Image
age 14+
Powerful, heartrending tale tackles faith, war, violence.
By Carrie Arcos
(2018)
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The Beloved Wild Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Adventure, romance in absorbing historical fiction.
By Melissa Ostrom
(2018)
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Love & War: An Alex & Eliza Story Book Poster Image
age 12+
Hamilton's early married life lacks romance-history balance.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2018)
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Crash: The Great Depression and the Fall and Rise of America Book Poster Image
age 12+
Compelling history brings the Great Depression to life.
By Marc Favreau
(2018)
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Olivia Twist Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Dickens remake hangs on iffy romance.
By Lorie Langdon
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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