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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tantalizing mix of historical romance, supernatural epic.
By Philippa Gregory
(2012)
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Dodger Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Clever adventure depicts Victorian streets with sly humor.
By Terry Pratchett
(2012)
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Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
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Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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Invasion Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
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Prisoner of Night and Fog Book Poster Image
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Compelling mystery offers intro, insight into Hitler's rise.
By Anne Blankman
(2014)
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Born of Deception: Born of Illusion, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Stylish mystery has black magic, romance in '20s London.
By Teri Brown
(2014)
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Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke Book Poster Image
age 13+
Less mystery, more romance as Hitler consolidates power.
By Anne Blankman
(2015)
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Walk on Earth a Stranger: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Girl hides as boy for harrowing journey west in taut tale.
By Rae Carson
(2015)
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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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The Boy at the Top of the Mountain Book Poster Image
age 13+
Chilling story of a boy coming of age in Hitler's house.
By John Boyne
(2016)
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Like a River Glorious: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tense Gold Rush tale shows harsh reality of slavery.
By Rae Carson
(2016)
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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 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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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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Into the Bright Unknown: Gold Seer Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting series finale in lawless 1850 San Francisco.
By Rae Carson
(2017)
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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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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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