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Avi The Secret School J FIC Avi
In 1925, fourteen-year-old Ida Bidson secretly takes over as the teacher when the one-room schoolhouse in her remote Colorado area closes unexpectedly
Bruchac, Joseph The Arrow Over the Door J FIC Bruchac
Called a coward for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, young Samuel Russell of 1777 Saratoga witnesses the coming of a battle between the British and the patriots and befriends a young Abenaki Native American, Stands Straight, in a story based on a real historical incident
Calkhoven, Laurie Boys of Wartime : Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776 J FIC Calkhoven
In 1776 Boston, twelve-year-old Daniel Prescott enjoys assuming his father's role in taking care of his mother and sister, as well as his work as a spy and messenger for the American revolutionaries, but the pleasure ends when he learns that a trusted patriot is actually a British spy
Creech, Sharon The Castle Corona J Fic Creech
Two orphaned peasant children discover a mysterious pouch, the contents of which lead them to the majestic Castle Corona, where their lives may be transformed forever
Curtis, Christopher Paul The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 J FIC Curtis Older
The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. Newbery Honor book.
Griffin, Judith Berry Phoebe the Spy J FIC Griffin
During the Revolution, Phoebe Fraunces has a chance to save the life of General George Washington while he has dinner in New York City
Kadohata, Cynthia Weedflower J FIC Kadohata older
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she struggles to become friends with a Mohave boy and to find her place in the world
Kirkpatrick, Katherine Redcoats and Petticoats J PICTURE Kirkpatrick
Members of a family in the village of Setauket on Long Island are displaced by the Redcoats and serve as spies for the Revolutionary Army of George Washington. Based on true events
MacLachlan,Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall J FIC MacLachlan
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay
McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure J FIC McSwigan
In 1940, when the Nazi invasion of Norway reaches their village in the far north, twelve-year-old Peter and his friends use their sleds to transport nine million dollars worth of gold bullion past the German soldiers to the secret harbor where Peter's uncle keeps his ship ready to take the gold for safekeeping in the United States. Based on a true story
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Emily's Fortune J FIC Naylor
While traveling to her aunt's home in Redbud by train and stagecoach, quiet young Emily and her turtle, Rufus, team up with Jackson, fellow orphan and troublemaker extraordinaire, to outsmart mean Uncle Victor, who is after Emily's inheritance.
Paulsen, Gary Woods Runner J FIC Paulsen
From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.
Peck, Richard A Year Down Yonder J FIC Peck
In 1937, during the Depression, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.
Polacco , Patricia Pink and Say J PICTURE Polacco
Say Curtis describes his meeting with Pinkus Aylee, a black soldier, during the Civil War, and their capture by Southern troops.
Williams-Garcia, Rita One Crazy Summer J FIC Williams-Garcia
In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp