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The Scarlet Pimpernel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Old-fashioned romantic swashbuckler a riveting classic.
By Baroness Orczy
(1905)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate Book Poster Image
age 10+
Callie gets into science and scrapes in strong sequel.
By Jacqueline Kelly
(2015)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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My Name Is Not Friday Book Poster Image
age 12+
Powerful, intense tale of slave life near end of Civil War.
By Jon Walter
(2016)
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Paper Wishes Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sad, soulful story of grieving girl interned during WWII.
By Lois Sepahban
(2016)
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Front Lines: Front Lines, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 16+
Inventive, intense war story best for more mature teens.
By Michael Grant
(2016)
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Out of Darkness Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Beautifully written look at racism and love in 1930s Texas.
By Ashley Hope Pérez
(2015)
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Anna and the Swallow Man Book Poster Image
age 14+
Exquisite tale of Polish girl in WWII shows horrors of war.
By Gavriel Savit
(2016)
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Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story Book Poster Image
age 10+
Thought-provoking story of four kids affected by 9/11.
By Nora Raleigh Baskin
(2016)
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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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Tru & Nelle Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Charming tale of writers' childhood friendship inspires.
By G. Neri
(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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And I Darken, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing read imagines the early years of a female Dracula.
By Kiersten White
(2016)
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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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The Things They Carried Book Poster Image
age 15+
Vet's stunning, devastating Vietnam War stories; a classic.
By Tim O'Brien
(1990)
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The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant, funny medieval tale skewers ignorance, bigotry.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2016)
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Ashes:  The Seeds of America Trilogy, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, hopeful end to Revolutionary War saga.
By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2016)
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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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Every Hidden Thing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Absorbing dino-hunting adventure has some mature content.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2016)
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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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