Showing 1–50 of 109 books

  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • 47 Ronin

    The Japanese Legend of the 47 Ronin and their epic mission to avenge their wronged master.
  • The Accidental Highwayman

    After being mistaken for his master, the notorious highwayman Whistling Jack, Kit Bristol and his horse Midnight are thrown into a world of magic they thought only existed in fairy tales.
  • All Involved

    Los Angeles, 1992: in the chaos of a rioting city, between settling scores and surviving another day, 18 young men and women—gangbangers, a nurse, an artist, a dreamer—give intense and sometimes brutal voice to their complex human experiences.
  • All the Light We Cannot See

    A blind Parisian girl and an orphaned German boy conscripted by the Nazis for his radio skills meet in the chaos of the American bombing of a French coastal resort.
  • All the Truth That's In Me

    Judith is a pariah after her tongue is cut out. But when war threatens her village she must find her voice.
  • Anna and the Swallow Man

    In the shadow of the Nazi invasion of Poland, Anna finds herself alone and follows a tall, mysterious stranger. Together, they embark on a journey of survival and self-discovery. Told in elegant language, this heartbreaking story explores a child's coming
  • Audacity

    This novel-in-verse fictionalizes the teen years of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, the leader of the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909. Fleeing from anti-Semitic Russia, the teen and her family struggle to adapt to their new home.
  • Belle Epoque

    When Maude Pichon moved to Paris, she never dreamed she would end up working for the Durandeau Agency as a “repoussoir”—a foil for society's elite who believe a plain face alongside them makes them look more beautiful. A countess hires Maude as a companion for her daughter, Isabelle, but as the girls' friendship grows, Maude finds herself torn between her integrity and her livelihood.
  • The Berlin Boxing Club

    In 1934, Karl's Jewishness has never been an issue, but suddenly it is. Offered the opportunity to train under a champion, Karl grabs it and boxing becomes his refuge.
  • Between Shades of Gray

    In 1941, Lina and her family are taken from their home in Lithuania and sent to Siberia where, despite horrific conditions, Lina maintains hope that she will survive.
  • The Book Thief

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family. With lyrical prose, memorable characters, and authentic dialogue, Zusak's richly nuanced stories capture and hold teens' attention from the first word to the last.
  • The Book Thief

    Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
  • Boxers

    This two volume graphic novel tells parallel stories of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
  • The Boy Who Dared

    A German boy risks his life to expose the truth behind the Nazi regime.
  • Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem

    A Jewish village brings to life a giant monster to defend themselves against the Nazis.
  • Brewster

    Feeling stifled and powerless, high school friends Ray Cappicciano and Jon Mosher yearn for change and plan for freedom from their blue-collar town and dysfunctional homes, even while knowing they can never truly escape.
  • Brotherhood

    Shadrach looks up to Jeremiah, but when he starts to understand the true meaning of Brotherhood, he must decide for himself where his loyalties reside.
  • Burn Baby Burn

    Nora López graduates from her Queens, New York, high school in the summer of 1977--a summer marked by a heat wave, arson, and the Son of Sam murders. But there are things to fear at home, too, as her family disintegrates amid the overwhelming power of her
  • Chains: Seeds Of America

    Isabel fights for her freedom as the Revolutionary War breaks out.
  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

    Months before the landmark 1955 Montgomery bus boycott began, one fifteen-year-old girl refused to give up her seat and became a key part of the legal battle to overturn segregation.
  • Code Name Verity

    In this multifaceted tale of intrigue and loyalties, two young women find their friendship tested while fighting to save themselves and their secrets when caught behind enemy lines in occupied France during World War II.
  • Code Talker: A Novel About The Navajo Marines Of World War Two

    Sixteen-year-old Ned Begay joins an elite group of code breakers.
  • The Complete Don Quixote

    Alonso Quexada loves stories of knightserrant, so he decides to become one the great Don Quixote de la Mancha, Knight of the Sorry Face
  • Conversion

    Colleen struggles to figure out what is at the root of the mystery illness plaguing students at her school.
  • Copper Sun

    Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves. For decades, Sharon M. Draper has imbued her characters with deeply human complexity and born witness to the universality of their experiences, sparking powerful conversations and building empathy among teen readers.
  • Death Coming up the Hill

    In 1968, Ashe Douglas, 17, lives in a turbulent world—the conflict between his authoritarian father and peace-loving mother, the political and social unrest in the nation, and the Vietnam War itself. Afraid of being drafted, he has to make life-changing decisions.
  • Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

    Delilah and her new friend Selim fight their way across the Ottoman Empire.
  • Dodger

    Sewer rat Dodger's life takes a sudden turn when he rescues a young woman from an attack, and goes from being a rascal to a hero. Stephen Briggs is the perfect narrator to express Pratchett's dry British humor while painting a lively picture of Victorian London.
  • Dodger

    In this wild historical adventure, 17-year-old Dodger rescues a young woman from an attack, is appointed assistant detective to Charlie Dickens, encounters the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, obtains his first tailored suit and learns from his mentor Solomon how to navigate a wide range of social and political circles.
  • Dogs of War

    In this graphic novel, meet Boots, Loki, and Sheba three canine war heroes.
  • Echo

    Children from different times and places are connected by a mysterious harmonica. The various narrators complement the story with great pacing, and the musical accompaniments are dynamic and integral to the tale.
  • Echo

    In “Echo,” an enchanted harmonica travels the globe spanning time to change the lives of three children in haunting and unimaginable ways. An ensemble cast and original score masterfully weave the various threads of the story into a compelling whole.
  • The Emperor of Any Place

    Evan meets the grandfather he has never known after his father's sudden death. At the same time, he is caught up in a WWII memoir about an unusual island populated by ghosts, monsters, and two enemy castaways.   What is the tragic connection between his grandfather and the book?
  • Etiquette & Espionage

    Sophronia discovers her finishing school teaches more than just proper decorum.
  • Fallout

    Scott's house is the only one in the neighborhood with a bomb shelter. When the unthinkable happens, 10 people must survive for two weeks in a room meant for only four.
  • The Fire Horse Girl

    Jade Moon knows she doesn't fit in as a Chinese girl in 1923 America. However, her zodiac sign is the Fire Horse, which makes her stubborn and creative enough to invent a new life.
  • Flygirl

    Southern-born Ida Mae "passes" for white to fly planes during World War Two.
  • The Ghosts of Heaven

    Sedgwick connects four seemingly disparate stories, each of which feature a character haunted by the ever-present shape of a spiral. Spanning time, space, and genre, each story raises powerful questions about human nature.
  • Girl at War

    Ana's early life was ravaged by the 1991 Balkan wars. Now a college student, Ana relives her war and its consequences as she unravels the mystery of herself and the meaning of home.
  • Girl in a Cage

    Marjorie Bruce tells the story of her weeks being held as a hostage by the King of England.
  • Girl in Dior

    A young fashion journalist in Paris 1947 gets an inside perspective on the House of Dior when an assignment to cover a fashion show turns into a life-changing dream job.
  • Girl in the Blue Coat

    In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, Hanneke helps her family survive by procuring and distributing black-market goods for customers, one of whom is hiding a Jewish girl. When the girl vanishes mysteriously, Hanneke takes up the case, unwittingly joining the
  • Girl in Translation

    Caught between the pressure to succeed in America, her duty to their family, and her own personal desires, Kimberly Chang, an immigrant girl from Hong Kong, learns to constantly translate not just her language but herself back and forth between the worlds she straddles
  • The Golden Day

    Australian schoolgirls accompany their teacher on an outing to the local gardens. But when they return to the school without her, they find their lives have changed forever.
  • The Great War: Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

    Eleven established young-adult authors, including David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, and Marcus Sedgwick, have written short stories based on artifacts recovered from World War I. As varied as the objects themselves—a medal, a butter dish, sheet music—each one masterfully captures an aspect of wartime.
  • Hattie Ever After

    Hattie arrives in San Francisco where she finds the opportunity to follow her dreams of becoming a journalist. Kristen Potter gives each character a unique voice that transports the listener to Hattie's world.
  • The Hired Girl

    Joan runs away from her family farm where she cooks and cleans all day for her brusque father and brothers. In Baltimore she is brought on as a hired girl for the Jewish family, the Rosenbachs. During the time spent under their roof she learns about herself, religion, and love.
  • If I Ever Get Out of Here

    It seems everything is working against Lewis; he really needs is a friend. It sure doesn't help that George, the one friend he does find, lives outside of his reservation.
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds

    In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghosts are real when her first love, killed in battle, returns.
  • Jackaby

    Starting anew, Abigail Rook becomes the assistant of odd Mr. Jackaby, who claims to solve paranormal mysteries, and a murder investigation quickly ensues. Barber's crisp diction and regional accents animate the characters in this blend of history, mystery, and the supernatural.