Mischief and Malice
by Berthe Amoss
In pre-World War II New Orleans, fourteen-year-old Addie goes to live with her Aunt Tootsie and Uncle Henry. She finds a mystery in the giant armoire filled with family heirlooms. It hides a terrible secret that could hurt her longtime friend, Tom, and his father, who just returned after several years.
Richard Wright and the Library Card
by William Miller
Based on a scene from Wright's autobiography, Black boy, in which the seventeen-year-old African-American borrows a white man's library card and devours every book as a ticket to freedom.
Dear America (Dear America)
by Barry Denenberg
In 1932, a twelve-year-old girl who lost her sight in an accident keeps a diary, recorded by her twin sister, in which she describes life at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
In Grandma's Attic (Grandma's Attic)
by Arleta Richardson
A collection of stories of life in the late nineteenth century, many reflecting the Christian faith of the author's family, including tales of pride in a new dress, a special apron for grandpa, and a little girl lost while asleep in her own bed.
Riot (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book)
by Mary Casanova
When his father engages in vandalism against non-union employees, Bryan, a sixth-grader, must decide whether to accept his father's actions or do what he believes is right.
Emily's Runaway Imagination
by Beverly Cleary
Emily decides that what the town of Pitchfork needs is a library, and comes up with a plan to make it happen.
Gangsters at the Grand Atlantic (American Girl History Mysteries, #20)
by Sarah Masters Buckey
by Carol Goodman
The day Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, four thirteen-year-olds converge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where an eccentric curator is seeking four uncommonly brave souls to track down the hidden pages of the Kelmsbury Manuscript, an ancient book of Arthurian legends that lies scattered within the museum's collection, and that holds the key to preventing a second attack on American soil. When Madge, Joe, Kiku, and Walt agree to help, they have no idea that the Kelmsbury is already working its magic...
Penny From Heaven
by Jennifer L. Holm
Newbery Honor–winning, New York Times–bestselling, and as full of fun and adventure as it is of deeper family issues--now with striking new cover art! School’s out for summer, and Penny and her cousin Frankie have big plans to eat lots of butter pecan ice cream, swim at the local pool, and cheer on their favorite baseball team—the Brooklyn Dodgers! But sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Penny’s mom doesn’t want her to swim because she’s afraid Penny will get polio. Frankie is cons...
Happy Yellow Car
by Polly Horvath
During the Depression, Gunther Grunt buys a new car with the money his wife has been saving to send their bright twelve-year-old daughter to college, beginning a chain of events that teaches the Grunts the value of their family.
by Mabel L Robinson
When sixteen-year-old Thankful Curtis must leave Bright Island, Maine, for the first time in 1937, she has trouble adjusting to life on the mainland, new people, and "proper schooling," and yearns for her days of farming with her father and sailing.
Stage Fright (Christy) (Catherine Marshall's Christy, #10)
by Catherine Marshall
Journey to Topaz
by Yoshiko Uchida and Donald Carrick
After the Pearl Harbor attack an eleven-year-old Japanese-American girl and her family are forced to go to an aliens camp in Utah.