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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

Snow Treasure
Series/Author: Marie

Paperback Marie Mcswigan In the bleak winter of 1940, Nazi troops parachuted into Peter Lundstrom's tiny Norwegian village and held it captive. Nobody thought the Nazis could be defeated--until Uncle Victor told Peter how the children could fool the enemy. It was a dangerous plan. They had to slip past Nazi guards with nine million dollars in gold hidden on their sleds. It meant risking their country's treasure--and their lives. This classic story of how a group of children outwitted the Nazis and sent the treasure to America has captivated generations of readers. About the Author: The late Marie McSwigan wrote many novels for young readers, including All Aboard for Freedom. Originally published in 1942. (less) 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

1776 Son Of Liberty
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Paperback 1776: Son of Liberty: A Novel of the American Revolution by Elizabeth Massie (Goodreads Author) “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” On his farm in Maryland, sixteen-year-old Caleb Jacobson hears rumors of an armed rebellion of the Massachusetts colonists against the oppressive tyranny of King George III and his soliders. Educated in a small Quaker school, Caleb has been taught that it is wrong to raise one's hand against another. Yet Caleb is a free black living in a slave colony. He knows firsthand the horrors and hardships of slavery and wonders what good an American victory will do if his fellow blacks--including his best friend Gaddi--remain shackled in bondage. Then comes news that the British Governor Lord Dunmore promises freedom to any slave who joins his army against the Americans. Can he be trusted to keep his work? Or should Caleb support the colonists' fight in hope of a better future for his people? Caleb will have to choose. 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