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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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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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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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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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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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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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What the Night Sings Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful story of teen girl's life after the Holocaust.
By Vesper Stamper
(2018)
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The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gripping fantasy with strong characters, humor, adventure.
By F.C. Yee
(2017)
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The Crown's Fate:  The Crown's Game, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Exciting, magical sequel steps up action and thrills.
By Evelyn Skye
(2017)
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The Pearl Thief Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queenie's origin tale in less dark Code Name Verity prequel.
By Elizabeth Wein
(2017)
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Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers Book Poster Image
age 12+
Riveting story of art, mental illness, brotherly devotion.
By Deborah Heiligman
(2017)
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Wait for Me Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sweet World War II romance between Scot girl and German POW.
By Caroline Leech
(2017)
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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Book Poster Image
age 12+
Unforgettable true story of boy sent to death camp at age 4.
By Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
(2017)
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The Valiant Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Female gladiator brings it in violent, exciting tale.
By Lesley Livingston
(2017)
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Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful true tale of mixed-race couple's fight for justice.
By Patricia Hruby Powell
(2017)
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In The Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives Book Poster Image
age 12+
Incredible history of five slaves of the Founding Fathers.
By Kenneth C. Davis
(2016)
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Shame the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Historical romance leans to soap-opera-style melodrama.
By Guadalupe Garcia McCall
(2016)
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How to Hang a Witch Book Poster Image
age 12+
Creepy thriller blends witch trials with high school drama.
By Adriana Mather
(2016)
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March: Book Three Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uplifting finale to terrific series reveals tragic violence.
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
(2016)
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