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Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exciting tale of the first woman to drive across America.
By Don Brown
(1997)
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This Is the Rope: A Story From the Great Migration Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lyrical story of a rope and one family's migration north.
By Jacqueline Woodson
(2013)
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Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan Book Poster Image
age 6+
Document inspires vivid, moving portraits of slaves' lives.
By Ashley Bryan
(2016)
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Little House in the Big Woods Book Poster Image
age 7+
Beloved classic follows a frontier family for four seasons.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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I Survived Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Riveting, emotional historical fiction for young readers.
By Lauren Tarshis
(2010)
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May B. Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Riveting and moving account of girl's struggle for survival.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2012)
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The Spy Catchers of Maple Hill Book Poster Image
age 8+
Girl suspects a Communist in her midst in McCarthy-era tale.
By Megan Frazer Blakemore
(2014)
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Wheels of Change Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky heroine faces turbulent times in engaging tale.
By Darlene Beck Jacobson
(2014)
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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, Inspired by Historical Facts Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fact-filled look at rights leaders' intertwined lives.
By Nikki Grimes
(2015)
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The Detective's Assistant Book Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed female detective story champions smarts.
By Kate Hannigan
(2015)
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Full of Beans Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Plucky boy finds conscience, hope amid Great Depression.
By Jennifer L. Holm
(2016)
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All-of-a-Kind Family Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Loving stories of a large Jewish family in 1915 New York.
By Sydney Taylor
(1984)
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Jasper and the Riddle of Riley's Mine Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rip-roaring historical adventure of brothers in a gold rush.
By Caroline Starr Rose
(2017)
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The Secret of Nightingale Wood Book Poster Image
age 8+
Suspenseful WWI family drama has feel of a classic.
By Lucy Strange
(2017)
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Little House Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engrossing frontier tales have dated racial attitudes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(1932)
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Finding Langston Book Poster Image
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age 8+
In lovely, moving story, boy who lost mom discovers poetry.
By Lesa Cline-Ransome
(2018)
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Words on Fire Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Tale of late-1800s Lithuania has big ideas but lacks punch.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2019)
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The Good Thieves Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Kids fight gangsters in thrilling, heart-filled 1920s tale.
By Katherine Rundell
(2019)
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Number the Stars Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Stirring tale of girl who smuggles Jews to safety in WWII.
By Lois Lowry
(1989)
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Elijah of Buxton Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, powerful, masterful tale of escaped slaves.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2007)
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