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The Upstairs Room
Series/Author: Johanna

Paperback The Upstairs Room (The Upstairs Room #1) by Johanna Reiss (Goodreads Author) In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week--tulips in the spring, roses in the summer--stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight-years-old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten when, because she was Jewish and in great danger of being captured by the invaders, she and her sister Sini had to leave their father, mother, and older sister Rachel to go into hiding in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse. Learn More

1863 A House Divided
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Paperback 1863: A House Divided: A Novel of the Civil War by Elizabeth Massie (Goodreads Author) A brother and sister separated by war—a nation fighting for survival. By April 1863 the Civil War has been raging for two years. On their sleepy farm in Gettysburg, sixteen-year-old twins Susanne and Stephen are alarmed by news that Confederate forces under General Robert E. Lee are threatening to invade the North for a strike at Washington, D.C.! Rebel forces in the Union capital? Is it possible? Frustrated with farm life and itching for action, Stephen runs away to join the beleaguered Army of the Potomac to fight Johnny Reb. Susanne is left behind to care for her embittered great uncle and superstitious great aunt. Separated by war, death, and disease, the twins maintain correspondence. But little do they know that Union and Confederate forces are converging on a small town for a battle that may determine the outcome of the war—a town called Gettysburg. Learn More

A Year Down Yonder
Series/Author: #2LongWa

Hardcover Richard Peck A Year Down Yonder (#2A Lond Way from Chicago) Young Reader Historical Fiction Mary Alice remembers childhood summers packed with drama. At fifteen, she faces a whole long year with Grandma Dowdel, well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else. All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. Move to Awards: New York Times Bestseller An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Learn More

The Story Of Mary Jemison
Series/Author: Lois

Paperback Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski In this classic frontier adventure, Lois Lenski reconstructs the real life story of Mary Jemison, who was captured in a raid as young girl and raised amongst the Seneca Indians. Meticulously researched and illustrated with many detailed drawings, this novel offers an exceptionally vivid and personal portrait of Native American life and customs. Learn More

The Righteous Revenge Of
Series/Author: Walter

Paperback The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner by Walter Dean Myers Wanted: One low-lifed, sniveling scoundrel Artemis Bonner wants to set the record straight. He's just arrived in Tombstone, Arizona, to avenge the murder of his uncle Ugly Ned Bonner. And if he happens to stumble across the gold mine his uncle described on his deathbed, then would be just fine, too. The murderous scalawag Catfish Grimes and his equally odious campaignion Lucy Featherdip are on the loose. They're desperate to find the gold mine and claim it for themselves as Artemis and his sidekick, Frolic, chase the pair from Mexico to the Alaskan Territory and back again. Artemis and Catfish are headed for a showdown in front of the Bird Cage Saloon...the exact spot where Uncle Ugly met his Untimely Demise. Here's the whole story -- and the Truth as well. Learn More

Black Radishes
Series/Author: Susan

Paperback - Like New Susan Meyer Black Radishes Young Reader Historical Fiction Sydney Taylor Honor Award Winner Black Radishes is a suspenseful WWII/Holocaust story, in which one boy learns what it means to be Jewish and French at a time when everything is changing. Gustave doesn't want to move from the exciting city to the boring countryside, far from his cousin Jean-Paul and his best friend, the mischievous Marcel. But he has no choice. It is March of 1940, and Paris is not a safe place for Jews. When Paris is captured by the Nazis, Gustave knows that Marcel, Jean-Paul, and their families must make it out of the occupied zone. And when he learns that his new friend Nicole works for the French Resistance, he comes up with a plan that just might work. But going into Occupied France is a risky thing to do when you are Jewish. And coming back alive? That is nearly impossible. Learn More

When I Dream Of Heaven
Series/Author: Jamestowns

Paperback - Fair When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina's Story (Jamestown's American Portraits) by Steven Kroll It is September 1895 in New York City. Six years have passed since Tony Petrosino, a 14-year-old Italian immigrant, seized the opportunity to become a photographer. Now, his sister Angelina is 14. She would like more eductation, but Papa has insisted she work full-time.Always her mother's helper, Gina starts sewing garments at Sidowski's sweatshop. The work is hard, but when her friend Rosie joins her in the shop and they become friends with Louisa and Judy, the lure of freedom becomes impossible to resist. Wearing stylish clothes and going out to dance halls is not only fun, but a way of seperating from her parent's Old World ways. br>How this conflict is resolved for Gina-and the part Clarissa dale of the Jamestown Dales plays in it-makes for a story both poignant and dramatic. br>Jamestown’s American Portraits explores the growth of different generations and cultures through the lives of young boys and girls. These titles are told from a diverse group of boys and girls, coming from different and unique backgrounds that represent America’s own diverse population, spanning from the Jamestown Settlement to the Civil Rights Movement. Titles in this series: • This Generation of Americans: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement, by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. • The Road to Freedom: A Story of the Reconstruction, by Jabari Asim • All For Texas: A Story of Texas Liberation, by G. Clifton Wisler • The Worst of Times: A Story of the Great Depression, by James Lincoln Collier • Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War, by Laurie Lawlor • When I Dream of Heaven: Angelina’s Story, by Steven Kroll (1895 Italian Immigrant in NYC) • An Eye for an Eye: A Story of the Revolutionary War, by Peter and Connie Roop • Sweet America: An Immigrant’s Story, by Steven Kroll • The Corn Raid: A Story of the Jamestown Settlem Learn More

Hopes Crossing
Series/Author: Joan

Paperback - Great Hope's Crossing by Joan Elizabeth Goodman During the Revolutionary War, 13-year-old Hope, seized by a band of Tories who attack her Connecticut home, finds herself enslaved in a Tory Household on Long Island. Learn More

Message In The Sky
Series/Author: Sharon

Paperback - Great Message In The Sky (Corey's Underground Railroad Diary #3) by Sharon Dennis Wyeth In the final book of Corey's Diary, Corey Birdsong and his family are living a full life in Canada, on their own farm, but they cannot forget about friends left behind, still in the grips of slavery. In Message in the Sky, Corey begins attending school, and his family, along with his friend, Mingo, are living well in Canada, where they've built their own farm. But, the Birdsongs cannot let go of the memories of their friends left behind in America. Corey and Mingo hatch a plan to help Aunt Queen, Mingo's adopted mother, escape, but Corey's parents forbid it, and start saving money to buy her freedom, instead. However, when Corey accidentally ends up on the American side of the Ohio River, he finds himself a conductor on the Underground Railroad! Learn More

The Witch Of Blackbird
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Mass Paperback - Like New The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare After her grandfather’s death Kit leaves Barbados for New England. She is shocked by the gray, damp landscape and the Puritanical lifestyle of her uncle’s household. Fitting in is not easy, and her only friend is believed to be a witch. Kit must choose: either abandon Hannah, or stand by her and risk losing everything. Boasting a stunning new cover and an introduction by Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman, this classic tale will capture the hearts and minds of today’s readers. Learn More

Not With Our Blood
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Paperback - Like New 1870: Not With Our Blood: A Novel of the Irish in America by Elizabeth Massie (Goodreads Author) America as seen through the eyes of its young founders. Seventeen-year-old Patrick O'Neall dreams of going to college one day and becoming a famous writer--until news arrives of his father's death in a place called Gettysburg. Forced off their farm, the family migrates north, hoping to find work in the booming mill towns of industrial New England. What they find in the factory town of Leeland is not a better life, but drudgery and poverty and heartache. Patrick and his family must work long hours in dangerous conditions for miserable pay. They are no better off than slaves. Patrick's friend has found a shortcut to the good life: robbing the wealthy mill owners. And he wants Patrick to join his gang. Patrick must choose. He wants to believe in America as the land of opportunity, but is the price of his dream too high? Learn More

The Seventh Most Importan
Series/Author: Shelley

Paperback - Like New The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall (Goodreads Author) This “luminescent” (Kirkus Reviews) story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy. Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge—he is ready to send Arthur to juvie forever. Amazingly, it’s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service . . . working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can’t believe it—is he really supposed to rummage through people’s trash? But it isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine. . . . Inspired by the work of folk artist James Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. “A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye.” —Booklist, starred review “There are so many things to love about this book. Remarkable. - The Christian Science Monitor Learn More