Showing 1–9 of 9 books

  • List: Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • Award year: 2019
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages

    From a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood set in war-torn 1870s Mexico featuring a transgender soldier, to two girls falling in love while mourning the death of Kurt Cobain, forbidden love in a sixteenth-century Spanish convent or an asexual girl discovering her identity amid the 1970s roller-disco scene, All Out tells a diverse range of stories across cultures, time periods and identities, shedding light on an area of history often ignored or forgotten. Stories Roja - Anna-Marie McLemore The Sweet Trade - Natalie C. Parker And They Don`t Kiss at the End - Nilah Magruder Burnt Umber - Mackenzi Lee The Dresser & the Chambermaid - Robin Talley New Year - Malinda Lo Molly`s Lips - Dahlia Adler The Coven - Kate Scelsa Every Shade of Red - Elliot Wake Willows - Scott Tracey The Girl with the Blue Lantern - Tess Sharpe The Secret Life of a Teenage Boy - Alex Sanchez Walking After Midnight - Kody Keplinger The End of the World as We Know It - Sara Farizan Three Witches - Tessa Gratton The Inferno & the Butterfly - Shaun David Hutchinson Healing Rosa - Tehlor Kay Mejia
  • The Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason

    In Shakespearean England, Lady Katherine vows to complete her father's failed plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I. To succeed, she dresses as the male actor and earns a part in Shakespeare's new play- specifically re-written by Toby Ellis, spy to the queen, to lure Katherine's fellow co-conspirators into the open.
  • Blood Water Paint

    Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father's paint. She chose paint. By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome's most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost. He will not consume my every thought. I am a painter. I will paint. I will show you what a woman can do.
  • Everything Else in the Universe

    When Lucy's injured father returns home from Vietnam, the war which had until then felt far away and abstract becomes very real, and Lucy begins to comprehend its effect on everyone around her.
  • Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

    He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with both his power as king and with siring a male heir. They were his queens--six ill-fated women, each bound for divorce, or beheading, or death. Watch spellbound as each of Henry's wives attempts to survive their unpredictable king and his power-hungry court. See the sword flash as fiery Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery. Follow Jane Seymour as she rises from bullied court maiden to beloved queen, only to die after giving birth. Feel Catherine Howard's terror as old lovers resurface and whisper vicious rumors to Henry's influential advisors. Experience the heartache of mothers as they lose son after son, heir after heir. Told in stirring first-person accounts, Fatal Throne is at once provocative and heartbreaking, an epic tale that is also an intimate look at the royalty of the most perilous times in English history. Who's Who: * M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII * Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon * Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn * Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour * Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves * Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard * Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr
  • The House of One Thousand Eyes

    When Lena's subversive uncle disappears without a trace in Communist East Berlin, she risks everything to find out what happened to him in this immersive historical mystery. Rife with well-crafted suspense and chilling period detail, this thrilling story will appeal to fans of dystopias and historical fiction alike.
  • The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

    A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science. But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity's way, so long as she's allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl's true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.
  • The War Outside

    Held prisoners of war by the country they both love, two teenage girls, one Japanese-American and the other German-American, forge an unlikely and dangerous friendship. While World War II wages a world away, Haruko and Margot fight their own battles for survival inside a Texas family internment camp.
  • What the Night Sings

    After losing her family and everything she knew in the Nazi concentration camps, Gerta is finally liberated, only to find herself completely alone. Without her Papa, her music, or even her true identity, she must move past the task of surviving and onto living her life. In the displaced persons camp where she is staying, Gerta meets Lev, a fellow teen survivor who she just might be falling for, despite her feelings for someone else. With a newfound Jewish identity she never knew she had, and a return to the life of music she thought she lost forever, Gerta must choose how to build a new future.