Over the River
by Sharelle Byars Moranville
In 1947, after the war, Willa Mae's father returns to the Illinois town where she has lived with her maternal grandparents for the last five of her eleven years, and Willa Mae finds herself struggling to understand old family tensions and secrets.
The Silver Blonde
by Elizabeth Ross
For fans of Ruta Septys and Monica Hesse comes a lush historical mystery set in post-World War II America against the flashy backdrop of Hollywood's film studios about a shocking murder that threatens to unearth the ghosts of a young German immigrant's past. Hollywood, 1946. The war is over, and eighteen-year-old Clara Berg spends her days shelving reels as a vault girl at Silver Pacific Studios, with all her dreams pinned on getting a break in film editing. That and a real date with handsome y...
by Carol Emshwiller
The life of ten-year-old Bobby Lassiter changes drastically when she meets Mister Boots, a man who is also a horse.
Within Darkness (Timekeeper's Daughter Trilogy, #2)
by C J M Naylor
Six months have passed since Abigail Jordan learned the secrets of her biological mother's death. However, even with the truth, more secrets are revealed. Abigail now knows that her mother was protecting her from something far worse than simply becoming a Timekeeper, and upon her move to San Francisco, she attempts to leave all of that behind her and start over, by staying away from the world of the Timekeepers altogether.However, even for Abigail, staying away doesn't prove to be an option. Aft...
by J. Albert Mann
"Respectful, unflinching, and eye-opening." -Kirkus Reviews "Historical fiction that not only depicts a cruel, horrifying reality but also the strength and courage of the people who had to endure it." -Booklist In the tradition of Girl, Interrupted, this fiery historical novel follows four young women in the early 20th century whose lives intersect when they are locked up by a world that took the poor, the disabled, the marginalized-and institutionalized them for life. The Massachusetts Scho...
For What It's Worth
by Janet Tashjian
Living in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon neighborhood, fourteen-year-old Quinn's life has been consumed by music and the famous musicians who live nearby, but in 1971, his first girlfriend, a substitute teacher, and a draft dodger help open his eyes about the Vietnam War.
by Jennifer Latham
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past... and the present.Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self...
Keystone Kids (Baseball Diamonds (Paperback), #3) (Brooklyn Dodgers, #2)
by John R Tunis
When two young brothers join the Brooklyn Dodgers, one becomes team manager and is faced with the task of uniting a team rife with dissension and prejudice against the new Jewish rookie catcher.
Land of Hope (Ellis Island Stories, #1) (Ellis Island S.)
by Joan Lowery Nixon
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.
I Was There
by Hans Peter Richter
From winner of Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for Friedrich and for readers of Number the Stars and If I Should Die Before I Wake. Hans and his friend Gunther, are just trying to get through life with Adolf Hitler being elected in Germany. Gunther's father was against Hitler, but eight-year-olds Hans and Gunther join the SS youth program, and later enter the military, where they are swept away by Hitler's regime.
Almost There (Twisted Tales, #13)
by Farrah Rochon
The 13th installment in the New York Times best-selling series asks: What if Tiana made a deal with the Shadow Man?Sometimes, life in the Big Easy is tough. No one knows that better than Tiana, though she also believes that hard work can go a long way. But when the notorious Dr. Facilier backs her into a corner, she has no other choice but to accept an offer that will alter the course of her life in an instant.Soon Tiana finds herself in a new reality where all her deepest desires are realized―s...
by Jennifer Donnelly
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
Call Me Athena
by Colby Cedar Smith
This enchanting novel in verse captures one young woman’s struggle for independence, equality, and identity as the daughter of Greek and French immigrants in tumultuous 1930s Detroit. Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Grea...
The Lost Girl of Astor Street
by Stephanie Morrill
Perfect for fans of Veronica Mars and Downton Abbey, Stephanie Morrill’s atmospheric mystery, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, will take readers from the glitzy homes of the elite to the mob-run streets of 1920s Chicago. Endorsements for the book: “The Lost Girl of Astor Street boasts a strong, smart, and courageous heroine, a note-perfect Jazz-Age Chicago setting, and a terrifically engaging plot that kept me reading into the middle of the night.” Jennifer Robson, international bestselling aut...
The Flappers: Diva
by Jillian Larkin
Parties, bad boys and speakeasies – life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles, Lorraine Dyer and Gloria Carmody. But all of that is about to change when their best friend, Marcus Eastman, gets engaged.But the betrothed is not who she appears to be, and uncovering her lies – and stopping the wedding – leads the girls into adventures every bit as scandalous and heady as those in the first two novels.
Odd & True
by Cat Winters
Trudchen grew up hearing Odettes stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magicians curse. But now that Trus older, shes starting to wonder if her older sisters tales were just comforting lies, especially because theres nothing fantastic about her own lifepermanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio. In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. B...