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Under the Iron Bridge

by Kathy Kacer
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 14
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: holocaust, europe, prejudice & racism

It’s 1938 in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Paul is feeling pressured to join the Hitler Youth. The last thing he wants to do is march around with a bunch of bullies, supporting the Gestapo and abusing the city’s Jews, but even Paul’s parents think he should go along with his classmates in order to keep himself safe.

Just when he’s starting to des …

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Names in a Jar

by Jennifer Gold
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: holocaust, siblings, adoption

Twelve-year-old Anna Krawitz is imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto with her older sister, Lina, and their father. Happy days spent reading about anatomy and science in Papa’s bookshop are long gone, and the knowledge they have is used to help their neighbors through the illnesses caused by starvation and war.

With no hope in sight and supplies dwindl …

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Rebellion’s Daughter

by Judi Coburn
edition: eBook
tagged: colonial & 19th century, canada

 

Spirited young Eunice will not settle for a woman’s lot in 1800s Canada. She sees the inequitable use of power everywhere, from her abusive father to the elite-ruled government, and she cannot help but challenge it. This historical fiction follows her escape from trouble into more and more trouble, through which her ignorance gives way to a more …

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Rescue in the Rockies

by Rita Feutl
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 9
tagged: time travel, exploration & discovery

Can 14-year-old Janey disentangle her time-hopping dilemma and save not just her own life, but the past lives of others, before it's too late?

Rescue in the Rockies follows Janey as she is forced to spend the holidays with her grandma - and her grandma's new beau, Charlie, who has invited along his German grandson, Max - in Banff, Alberta. Janey can …

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Rescue at Fort Edmonton

by Rita Feutl
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: time travel, exploration & discovery

Janey doesn't want to spend the summer away from her friends in Toronto--and certainly not in Edmonton with the grandmother she hardly knows. But her parents will be away--her mother in Turkey designing housing for earthquake victims, her dad on business trips. Her first surprise is her feisty grandma, who meets her at the airport in her vintage Ca …

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Sisters of the Wolf

by Patricia Miller-Schroeder
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: prehistory, girls & women

2022 Red Maple Award — Shortlisted
Can two Ice Age teens separated from their tribes overcome their differences to outwit their pursuer and survive the unforgiving wilds?

The climate is changing, game is disappearing, and two peoples of the Ice Age compete for survival in a savage world. Keena, from a powerful band of Neanderthals, and Shinoni, d …

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