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A Family Apart
Series/Author: Joan

Paperback Joan Lowery Nixon #1 Orphan Train Adventures Historical Fiction FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA Learn More

Midnight Rider
Series/Author: Joan

Paperback Joan Harlow Historical Fiction Learn More

The Rebel Spy
Series/Author: Norma

Paperback Norma Jean Lutz #23 American Adventure When the Civil War begins and their father leaves home to serve as a doctor for the Union army, David and Daria Fisk must help their mother support the family by running a boarding house. One of their boarders is a wounded soldier who Daria suspects is a rebel spy. Learn More

The Journey Back
Series/Author: Johanna

Paperback The Journey Back (The Upstairs Room #2) by Johanna Reiss (Goodreads Author) Holland, 1945 - World War II has finally ended. For thirteen-year-old Annie de Leeuw and her sister Sini, almost three years of hiding from the Germans in the upstairs room of a remote farmhouse have also ended. Saying good-bye to the courageous family who hid them is very difficult. And Annie finds that being home again isn't easy either. Her mother is dead; her father, distant and distracted. Sini is out dancing with the soldiers every night, trying to make up for lost time, and Annie's oldest sister, Rachel, has become a Christian. Soon Annie has another problem - getting used to a new stepmother she cannot seem to please. Annie learns that though the fighting is over, some of the wounds of the war still remain. Her old home is gone. Now she must build a new life for herself. Learn More

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

Turn Homeward Hannalee
Series/Author: Patricia

Paperback Historical Fiction Civil War Turn Homeward, Hannalee (Hannalee #1) by Patricia Beatty Twelve-year-old Hannalee Reed, forced to relocate in Indiana along with other Georgia millworkers during the Civil War, leaves her mother with a promise to return home as soon as the war ends. Learn More

The Black Pearl
Series/Author: Scott

Paperback The Black Pearl by Scott O'Dell Ramon has just found a pearl in an oyster he’s brought up from an underwater cave where the Manta Diablo, the monster devilfish, lurks. But neither Ramon nor his father can foresee the trouble a pearl can bring. Learn More

Child Of War
Series/Author: Terry

Paperback Child of War (Oorlogskind) by Terry Wooten The second in Terry Wooten's series of living oral history poem sets, Child of War contains the recollectons of Hannie Kuieck as a young girl before, during and after the Battle of Arnhem in Holand, the worst Allied defeat of the war and the largest airborne battle in history. As Peter R. Brumlik, Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs writes: Like the living victims of the holocaust, who fade into memory as the years pass, these poems are in fact survivors as well. 83 pages with color photgraphs perfect bound. 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

Jos Story
Series/Author: Susan

Hardcover Susan Pfeffer Jo's Story (Portraits of Little Women) Young Reader Historical Fiction Tomboy Jo March would rather die than spend time with wealthy, proper Aunt March. She'd much rather race against the boys at school or star in all the swashbuckling plays she writes. But when Aunt March offers to adopt one of the March sisters to help ease the family money problems, Jo decides to make the ultimate sacrifice. She'll tear herself away from her sisters and parents--the family she dearly loves--if it means they'll have a better life. She's determined to become the perfect lady. Now Jo has to convince her family that she's sincere about her decision by taking on a role that may be too difficult to act. 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