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Across a War-Tossed Sea
by L.M. Elliott
Two British brothers adjust to life in Virginia after escaping the Blitz during World War II
Blue Birds
by Caroline Starr Rose
As tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native peoples on Roanoke Island, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a native girl named Kimi.
Bo at Ballard Creek
by Kirkpatrick Hill
It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.
Darlene Beck Jacobson Presents Wheels of Change
by Darlene Beck Jacobson
Twelve-year-old Emily Soper avoids her mother's efforts to make her more ladylike by watching her father and his workers build fine carriages in Washington, D.C., but 1908 is a turbulent time and her father's livelihood threatened by racist neighbors and the growing popularity of automobiles. Includes historical note and recipes.
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79
by Lauren Tarshis
During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times?
Series -
I Survived
Listen, Slowly
by Thanhha Lai
Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.
Stella By Starlight
by Sharon Draper
When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
Sugar
by Jewell Parker Rhodes
In 1870, Reconstruction brings big changes to the Louisiana sugar plantation where spunky ten-year-old Sugar has always lived, including her friendship with Billy, the son of her former master, and the arrival of workmen from China.
The Year We Sailed the Sun
by Theresa Nelson
In St. Louis, Missouri, in 1911, orphaned eleven-year-old Julia Delaney rails against countless disappointments and the nun's strict rules at the House of Mercy, especially after her sister Mary turns fourteen and must leave, but she, her family, and best friend get tangled up with a gangster and a decade-old mystery.
What the Moon Said
by Gayle Rosengren
When Esther's family moves to a farm during the Great Depression, she soon learns that there are things much more important than that her superstitious mother rarely shows her any affection.
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