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Rescue Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Suspenseful drama of escape from Nazi occupation in WWII.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2021)
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Amber & Clay Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Lyrical, epic tale of ancient Greece is emotionally intense.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2021)
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A Place to Hang the Moon Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bookish orphan sibs seek family in old-school WWII tale.
By Kate Albus
(2021)
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The Poetry of Secrets Book Poster Image
age 13+
Jewish persecution in medieval Spain dominates teen romance.
By Cambria Gordon
(2021)
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Root Magic Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Girl discovers her power in tender fantasy novel.
By Eden Royce
(2021)
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Ground Zero Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Intense, compelling novel about 9/11 and its aftermath.
By Alan Gratz
(2021)
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The Awakening of Malcolm X Book Poster Image
age 12+
Intimate fictional memoir brings Malcolm X to life.
By Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
(2021)
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In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny tale of Chinese girl adapting to 1947 Brooklyn life.
By Bette Bao Lord
(1984)
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Daughters of Jubilation Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling, violent fantasy set in segregated '62 South.
By Kara Lee Corthron
(2020)
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The Black Kids Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Complex tale of prom drama during Rodney King riots.
By Christina Hammonds Reed
(2020)
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The Enigma Game: Code Name Verity, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Harrowing, uplifting tale of planes, outsiders vs. Nazis
By Elizabeth Wein
(2020)
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Becoming Muhammad Ali Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lyrical novel traces childhood, evolution of sports legend.
By Kwame Alexander, James Patterson
(2020)
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We Are Not Free Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Powerful tale of Japanese American resilience during WWII.
By Traci Chee
(2020)
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Traitor: A Novel of World War II Book Poster Image
age 13+
Dark historical page-turner is thrilling and insightful.
By Amanda McCrina
(2020)
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Igniting Darkness:  Courting Darkness, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Historical fiction series end bogs down in palace intrigue.
By Robin LaFevers
(2020)
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Gold Rush Girl Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Great characters, perilous adventures in historical tale.
By Avi
(2020)
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Call Me Floy Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Spirited, nature-loving tween in fact-packed Yosemite tale.
By Joanna Cooke
(2020)
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Orphan Eleven Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Orphans seek home in the circus in riveting page-turner.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(2020)
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Kent State Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful novel-in-verse tells story of university shooting.
By Deborah Wiles
(2020)
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Echo Mountain Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Girl finds her strengths in rich, poignant Depression tale.
By Lauren Wolk
(2020)
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