History & Historical Fiction

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2014 for Children Twelve to Fourteen
All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442449763
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - April 2nd, 2013

In India in 1920, Rosalind struggles to balance the world of Imperial Britain and of a colonized country fighting for independence under Gandhi's leadership.

 


Written in Stone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869716
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 25th, 2013

In the 1920s, an orphaned girl in a Pacific Northwest Native American tribe struggles to preserve the traditions of her people.  Extensive author's notes.

 


A Bag of Marbles (Junior Library Guild Selection) Cover Image
By Joseph Joffo, Vincent Bailly (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467707008
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Published: Graphic Universe - October 1st, 2013

Ten-year-old Joseph and his older brother Maurice flee occupied Paris after they are beaten up because they are Jewish.  Can they make it safely to the free zone?


Beauty's Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544108622
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Published: Harcourt Brace and Company - October 8th, 2013

Did Paris take beautiful Helen from Menelaus, or did she go willingly?  Did her departure start the Trojan War?  Find out as you accompany Hermione, Helen's daughter, through Ancient Greece, people by gods, demigods, and mortals.


Belle Epoque Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385741460
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Published: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - June 11th, 2013

In the late 1800s, a sixteen-year-old French runaway secures an unusual job and discovers class discrimination, women's rights, and her own identity.


Boxers (Boxers & Saints #1) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by), Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596433595
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

A rebel leader's and a Chinese Christian's opposing views of the Boxer Rebellion convey the emotions of an impossible conflict.  Told in two volumes.


Saints (Boxers & Saints #2) Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator), Lark Pien (Inked or Colored by)
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ISBN: 9781596436893
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Published: First Second - September 10th, 2013

A rebel leader's and a Chinese Christian's opposing views of the Boxer Rebellion convey the emotions of an impossible conflict.  Told in two volumes.


The Fire Horse Girl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545403108
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - January 1st, 2013

In 1923, seventeen-year-old Jade Moon and her father leave China for America.  Detained on Angel Island (near San Francisco), she must devise a way to get to the mainland.


Hattie Ever After Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385737463
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2013

When seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the prairie in 1919, she seeks a reporting career in San Francisco. (Sequel to Hattie Big Sky)


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Hero on a Bicycle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763660376
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 23rd, 2013

In 1944 in Florence, Italy, thirteen-year-old Paolo, his mother, and his sister struggle to survive and barely aid the Partisans during the Second World War.


The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547807430
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Published: Harcourt Children's Books - March 19th, 2013

This fictionalized history of Cuba's great abolitionist and feminist poet, Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a.k.a. Tula, is told in simple, powerful verse.


The Lost Kingdom Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545274265
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 27th, 2013

Billy Bartram joins his botanist father, John, in an expedition in a giant airship to search for the Welsh prince, Madoc, in the colonial wilderness.


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Romeo & Juliet Cover Image
By Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hinds (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763659486
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 10th, 2013

The bard's tragedy, set in Venice in the 1600s, is made visual with graphic illustrations that effectively show gestures and expressions.


Muckers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375867545
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2013

In 1950 in Hatley, Arizona, the mine is about to close.  Can Red lead the town's high school football team to victory against the odds in the Muckers very last season?


One Came Home (Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s)) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375869259
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2013

In 1871 Wisconsin's western frontier during a mass wild pigeon migration, feisty thirteen-year-old Georgie sets out to find her older sister, presumed dead by everyone else. During the search, Georgie faces down a cougar and foils a gang of counterfeiters with her uncanny aim with a rifle.


Palace of Spies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544074118
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 5th, 2013

Disowned for refusing to marry a cad, Peggy lands a job impersonating an attendant to the Priness of Wales and spying - but why, and for whom?


Prisoner B-3087 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545459013
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 1st, 2013

After the Nazis deport his family from Krakow, Yanek Gruener spends his adolescence in ten concentration camps and on two death marches, fighting to survive against the odds.


Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374363871
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - July 23rd, 2013

Two twelve-year-old friends, Native American Anikwa and European American James, are caught in the growing conflict between their communities during the War of 1812.  Written in blank verse.


The Great American Dust Bowl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547815503
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 8th, 2013

Engaging text and striking, evocative pen and ink and digital drawings explain the history and science of one of America's greatest environmental disasters.

 


Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers (Junior Library Guild Selection) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763651176
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 22nd, 2013

The little-told story of Black paratroopers provides a fascinating glimpse into the integration of the American military.  Archival photographs throughout.


Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761354833
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Published: Twenty-First Century Books (CT) - October 1st, 2013

Gandhi's nonviolent civil disobedience helped a divided India achieve independence and, even after his death at the hands of radical Hindu nationalists, influenced the fight for freedom worldwide.


Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419703904
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2013

This nuanced look at the events and motivations that led Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation is illustrated with archival images.


The Great American Dust Bowl Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547815503
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 8th, 2013

Engaging text and striking, evocative pen and ink and digital drawings explain the history and science of one of America's greatest environmental disasters.

 


March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

Activist and Congressman John Lewis provides an intimate portrayal of the American Civil Rights movement, powerfully told in comic-book style illustrations.


The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545490078
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 24th, 2013

Follow the events from the triumphal trip to Dallas to the murder of President Kennedy and the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald.  


Nobody's Secret Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452108605
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - April 30th, 2013

After fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a handsome, kind stranger, she gets involved in solving his murder and discovers town secrets in the process.


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