Historical Fiction for Teens
Teens have lived through amazing times all around the world. MS=Books for middle school readers.
In 1776 New York, 15-year-old Francisca steals the identity of a shipwreck victim and becomes a spy for George Washington in the American Revolution.
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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
In 1940s Chicago, 14-year-old aspiring artist Frankie Mazza lives in an orphanage with her siblings during WWII. Meanwhile Pearl, a ghost who died from the Spanish Flu in 1918, haunts the orphanage and must come to terms with her own history.
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Queen of the Sea
Margaret's peaceful life on a remote island with a convent of nuns is interrupted by the arrival of the deposed queen. Alternate history inspired by Queen Elizabeth I and her sister, Mary.
Format: Graphic Novel
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The Paper Girl of Paris
When Alice’s grandma passes away, the last thing she expects is to inherit a mysterious apartment in Paris. Then, Alice discovers the diary of Adalyn, her great-aunt that lived in Paris during WWII as a teen, setting Alice on a journey to uncover the truth behind her secretive family history.
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The Journey of Little Charlie
To pay his sharecropper father's debt, Charlie agrees to travel from South Carolina to Canada to retrieve property stolen from a plantation owner. MS
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In 1500s England, Henry VIII’s six wives take turns narrating the story of their life and their marriage to the unpredictable King, with Henry interjecting with his own interpretations.
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Within These Lines
In 1941 San Francisco, Italian-American Evalina and Japanese-American Taichi defy the laws of interracial marriage and vow to be together, but they are torn apart when Taichi's family is incarcerated at Manzanar.
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