Historical Fiction

DeathStruckYear A Death-Struck Year
YA FIC LUCIER
When the Spanish influenza epidemic reaches Portland, Oregon, in 1918, seventeen-year-old Cleo leaves behind the comfort of her boarding school to work for the Red Cross.
RightFight The Right Fight
YA FIC LYNCH
When the draft board calls on the eve of WWII, Roman leaves behind a baseball career to join the army, and finds himself driving a tank in the North African campaign.
AMomentComes A Moment Comes
YA FIC BRADBURY
As the partition of India nears in 1947, Tariq, a Muslim, is caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.
NeverFallDown Never Fall Down
YA FIC MCCORMICK
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defies the odds and uses all of his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge.
CodeNameVerity Code Name Verity
YA FIC WEIN
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she reveals what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
WickedGirls Wicked Girls
YA FIC HEMPHILL
A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692.
Mississippi Mississippi Trial, 1955
YA FIC CROWE
In Mississippi in 1955, a sixteen-year-old is at odds with his grandfather over issues surrounding the murder of fourteen-year-old African-American Emmett Till from Chicago.
Chains Chains
YA FIC ANDERSON
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War. Also try the sequel, Forge, which follows Isabel’s friend Curzon.

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