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Rebekah, a fifteen-year-old Jewish immigrant arriving in New York City in 1902, almost abandons her dream of getting an education when she is forced to work in a sweatshop.


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Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

Published 23 July 2015

Young Adult


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Resistance by Carla Jablonski

Published 21 May 2010

Young Adult

Fighting on a secret front of World War II Paul and Marie's bucolic French country town is almost untouched by the ravages of WWII, but the siblings still live in the shadow of war. Their father is a Prisoner of War, kept hostage by the Germans. When their friend Henri's parents disappear and Henri goes into hiding because of his Jewish ancestry, Paul and Marie realize they must take a stand. But how can they convince the French Resistance that even children can help in their fight against injus...


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Raven Speak by Diane Lee Wilson

Published 20 April 2010

Young Adult

Asa is the daughter of a Viking chief whose clan is struggling to survive a never-ending winter. All the able-bodied men head to sea in search of food, leaving behind the children, the elderly, the sick-and Jorgen the skald, the wise man who will stop at nothing to take over the clan. When Asa learns the skald wants to kill and eat her beloved horse, she runs away. But then she meets a strange woman who talks to her two pet ravens, and who warns Asa she'll have to make a great sacrifice to save...




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While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, fourteen-year-old Johnny is captured by a black Union soldier.


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A National Book Award Finalist. In 1915 Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey. This secure world is shattered when some family members are whisked away while others are murdered before his eyes. Vahan loses his home and family, and is forced to live a life he would never have dreamed of in order to survive. Somehow Vahan’s incredible strength and spirit help him endure, even knowing that each day could be his last.


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A peasant changes places with a prince and both youths learn something about "pleasures and palaces."



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The Number 7 by Jessica Lidh

Published 7 November 2014

Young Adult

It all starts with a mysterious phone call from Louisa's decorative antique phone. And that wouldn't be so strange, except that the phone is unplugged, and has been for years. Frightened by the call and its message--and questioning her own sanity--Louisa listens as a somehow-familiar voice describes a lost family secret about Louisa's grandfather and his daring involvement in resisting the Nazi scourge in his native Sweden during World War II. Piecing together each clue she can find, Louisa begi...


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A Very Fine Line by Julie Johnston

Published 12 September 2006

Young Adult

Rosalind Kemp is the youngest in a family of sisters. She lives a comfortable life in a small town in Ontario. Ros is active, loving, and artistic. And, she has second sight. It is a part of her nature with which she has trouble coming to terms: sometimes it is nothing more than a pleasant parlor trick, like knowing that King Edward will abdicate; sometimes it is a curse that makes her feel freakish; and sometimes it is just plain terrifying. Ros tries everything she can to suppress the gift, a...


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Winddance by Anne Winckel

Published 4 April 2018

Young Adult


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Swagman (Guardians of Time, #1) by Vivienne Lee Fraser

Published 1 September 2019

Young Adult

What if the Swagman did not die when he jumped into the billabong?What if he ended up in medieval England embroiled in a plot to set a new king on the throne?For once in his life Swagman John is lost for words. Accused of stealing the lamb he rescued fears being thrown in jail. But instead of protesting his innocence he backs into the waters of the billabong and falls. Certain he is dead, John cannot believe the lamb when he tells him he has been brought through a time and space portal to Mediev...


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1943, one year after the end of Under the Blood-Red Sun, Tomi’s Papa and Grandpa are still under arrest, and the paradise of Hawaii now lives in fear—waiting for another attack, while trying to recover from Pearl Harbor. As a Japanese American, Tomi and his family have new enemies everywhere, vigilantes who suspect all Japanese. Tomi finds hope in his goal of raising Papa’s fishing boat, sunk in the canal by the Army on the day of the attack. To Tomi, raising Papa’s boat is a sign of faith that...


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The Abc of Love and War by J. M. Kent

Published 2 March 2020

Young Adult


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All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls

Published 1 March 2012

Children

When Isabel's Yorkshire village is devastated by the Black Death, it seems that the world is ending in horror and fear. But for the survivors of the terrible plague, a new and freer society will rise from the destruction of the feudal system that enslaved her family. A powerful historical novel from one of today's most exciting young writers.


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Grace Avenged (Wanted) by Erin Johnson

Published 9 October 2014

Young Adult

Grace returns to the Apache camp, where some good friends of hers are preparing to wed - and where she's reunited with Joe. The loving atmosphere is not lost on them, but as their relationship repairs, Grace catches a lead on her most prized target - the Guiltless Gang's ringleader, Elijah Hale. And it seems he's not alone. Together with his mistress and fellow gang-member Bella, he's been committing confidence scams and violent crimes, with Bella posing as a travelling medium. The end of her go...


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Water by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson

Published 10 June 2002

Children

What magical beings inhabit earth's waters? Some are as almost-familiar as the mer-people; some as strange as the thing glimpsed only as a golden eye in a pool at the edge of Damar's Great Desert Kalarsham, where the mad god Geljdreth rules; or as majestic as the unknowable, immense Kraken, dark beyond the darkness of the deepest ocean, who will one day rise and rule the world. These six tales from the remarkable storytellers Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson transform the simple element of wa...


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The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Published 1 January 2012

Young Adult

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and a boyfriend she adored. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands. Chris was dead. Adriane couldn't speak. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also-according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone-a murderer.Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora's determined to follow the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. B...