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The Thrifty Guide to the American Revolution: A Handbook for Time Travelers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Jokey history offers Yelp-like reviews for time travelers.
By Jonathan W. Stokes
(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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No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Book Poster Image
age 7+
Meaty bio of RBG shows how she fought for women's rights.
By Kathleen Krull
(2018)
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Stormcaster: Shattered Realms, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Spies, pirates, palace intrigue heat up complex tale.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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Olivia Twist Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent Dickens remake hangs on iffy romance.
By Lorie Langdon
(2018)
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Blood Water Paint Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teen artist fights rapist in riveting tale of 1610 Rome.
By Joy McCullough
(2018)
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The Wicked Deep Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Riveting tale of love, loss, murder, ghosts from the sea.
By Shea Ernshaw
(2018)
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Aru Shah and the End of Time: A Pandava Novel, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Flawed but fascinating modern spin on Indian mythology.
By Roshani Chokshi
(2018)
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Time Jumpers: Five Kingdoms, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Series finale loses momentum but ends in heroic flourish.
By Brandon Mull
(2018)
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Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, unforgettable collection of free-verse poems.
By Naomi Shihab Nye
(2018)
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Islandborn Book Poster Image
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age 5+
Vibrant memories of Caribbean island celebrate heritage.
By Junot Díaz
(2018)
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Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace Book Poster Image
age 6+
Playful bio of female who pioneered programming in 1800s.
By Tanya Lee Stone
(2018)
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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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She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring tales of great women who followed their dreams.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2018)
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The Heart Forger: The Bone Witch, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Complex monster/kingdom fantasy amps up gore.
By Rin Chupeco
(2018)
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The Night Diary Book Poster Image
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age 10+
India-Pakistan religious conflict drives moving family tale.
By Veera Hiranandani
(2018)
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The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, the First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon Book Poster Image
age 5+
Suspense, drama in tale of runner who helped break barrier.
By Frances Poletti, Kristina Yee
(2017)
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The Serpent's Secret: Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Rushed, fun adventure with Indian princess in combat boots.
By Sayantani DasGupta
(2018)
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The Book of Boy Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Boy seeks relics in fun, mystical Middle Ages fantasy.
By Catherine Gilbert Murdock
(2018)
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