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Way Back When: Great Historical Fiction

What was life like twenty years ago? What about 200 years ago? Learn about a world from a different time.

The Queen's Daughter



The Queen's Daughter
By Coventry, Susan
2010-06 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805089929 Check Our Catalog

Joan's mother is Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, the most beautiful woman in the world. Her father is Henry II, the king of England. She loves them both--so what can she do when she's forced to choose between them? …More

Splendor


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Splendor
By Godbersen, Anna
2009-11 - HarperCollins
9780061626319 Check Our Catalog

The exciting conclusion to the series that begins in the "New York Times" bestseller "The Luxe." …More

Finding My Place



Finding My Place
By Jones, Traci L.
2010-05 - Farrar Straus Giroux
9780374335731 Check Our Catalog

In October 1975, Tiphanie Jayne Baker's parents have just decided to uproot the family to the ritzy suburb of Brent Hills, Colorado. Tiphanie is now the only black girl at a high school full of Barbies. Does fitting in have to mean selling out? …More

Revolver



Revolver
By Sedgwick, Marcus
2010-04 - Roaring Brook Press
9781596435926 Check Our Catalog

A loaded gun, stolen gold, and a menacing stranger. A taut frontier survivor story, set at the time of the Alaska gold rush. …More

Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood


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Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
By Richards, Jame
2010-04 - Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
9780375858857 Check Our Catalog

Richards pens a searing novel that explores a cross-class romance amid a tragic event in U.S. history--the 1889 flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. …More

Woods Runner



Woods Runner
By Paulsen, Gary
2011-02 - Wendy Lamb Books
9780375859083 Check Our Catalog

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. …More

Good Fortune



Good Fortune
By Carter, Noni
2010-01 - Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
9781416984801 Check Our Catalog

Inspired by her family history, "Good Fortune" traces one girl's journey fromslavery to freedom, told by 18-year-old Carter in her dazzling debut. …More

Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials


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Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials
By Hemphill, Stephanie
2010-07 - Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
9780061853289 Check Our Catalog

A Printz Honor winner presents a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials based on the real historical characters, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam Jr. …More

A Million Shades of Gray



A Million Shades of Gray
By Kadohata, Cynthia
2010-01 - Atheneum Books
9781416918837 Check Our Catalog

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A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war, in this new novel by the Newbery Medal-winning author of "Kira-Kira, Cracker!" Includes a special note from the author. …More

A Golden Web


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A Golden Web
By Quick, Barbara
2010-04 - Harper Teen
9780061448874 Check Our Catalog

Set in 14th-century Bologna, this moving, romantic historical novel is based on the life of the first female anatomist. …More