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Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story, great intro to China's Cultural Revolution.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2007)
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Hattie Big Sky Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Teen girl homesteads alone in Newbery Honor book.
By Kirby Larson
(2006)
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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Newbery Honor book about a smart Southern tomboy in 1899.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2009)
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage Book Poster Image
age 10+
Feisty heroine provides eye-opening look at colonial India.
By Gloria Whelan
(2011)
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Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping nonfiction graphic novel brings Old West to life.
By Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack
(2012)
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Greyhound of a Girl Book Poster Image
age 10+
Funny, emotional novel explores generations of family ties.
By Roddy Doyle
(2012)
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Esperanza Rising Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Historical fiction at its best in story of '30s farmworkers.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2000)
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Bridge of Time Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Clever tale of present-day kids lost in 1864 San Francisco.
By Lewis Buzbee
(2012)
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Mira's Diary: Lost in Paris Book Poster Image
age 10+
Ambitious time-travel tale covers edgy French history, art.
By Marissa Moss
(2012)
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Keeping Safe the Stars Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping story of three sibs fending for themselves in 1974.
By Sheila O'Connor
(2012)
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The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon: The Expeditioners, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Gripping adventure of intrepid siblings in steampunk world.
By S.S. Taylor
(2012)
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Lincoln's Grave Robbers Book Poster Image
age 10+
Fascinating nonfiction account of little-known conspiracy.
By Steve Sheinkin
(2013)
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Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises Book Poster Image
age 10+
Super-teens clash with ancient history in OK series start.
By Peter Lerangis
(2013)
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Seizure: Virals, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Kids search for pirate treasure in adventurous sequel.
By Kathy Reichs
(2011)
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Pendragon series Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Entertaining but violent series weaves fantasy with history.
By D. J. MacHale
(2002)
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Hattie Ever After Book Poster Image
age 10+
Heroine struggles to become a reporter in strong sequel.
By Kirby Larson
(2013)
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The Runaway King: The Ascendance Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Young king faces pirates, thieves in swashbuckling sequel.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2013)
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Catherine, Called Birdy Book Poster Image
age 10+
Spirited novel offers warts-and-all view of the Middle Ages.
By Karen Cushman
(1994)
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Mira's Diary: Home Sweet Rome Book Poster Image
age 10+
Time-travel sequel is intense, suspenseful, and exciting.
By Marissa Moss
(2013)
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The Wells Bequest Book Poster Image
age 10+
Absorbing, fast-paced sci-fi fantasy hinges on time machine.
By Polly Shulman
(2013)
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