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Under the Iron Bridge

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

 

What does it take to stand up for what’s right?

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 …

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The Silver Blonde

by Elizabeth Ross
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: 20th century, europe, mysteries & detective stories

For fans of Ruta Septys and Monica Hesse comes a lush historical mystery set in post-World War II America against the flashy backdrop of Hollywood's film studios about a shocking murder that threatens to unearth the ghosts of a young German immigrant's past.

Hollywood, 1946. The war is over, and eighteen-year-old Clara Berg spends her days shelving …

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My Long List of Impossible Things

by Michelle Barker
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: europe, siblings

A brilliant historical YA that asks: how do you choose between survival and doing the right thing?

The arrival of the Soviet Army in Germany at the end of World War II sends sixteen-year-old Katja and her family into turmoil. The fighting has stopped, but German society is in collapse, resulting in tremendous hardship. With their father gone and fe …

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Among the Fallen

by Virginia Frances Schwartz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: sexual abuse, europe, girls & women

Imprisoned for crimes she didn't commit, sixteen-year-old Orpha accepts an unusual invitation to live in a Victorian home for fallen women-- and finds new hope.

Though haunted by nightmarish flashbacks and withering in the miserable conditions of Tothill prison, an infamous Victorian workhouse, Orpha perseveres, doing what she can to befriend and pr …

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The Game of Hope

by Sandra Gulland
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: europe, historical

For Napoleon's stepdaughter, nothing is simple -- especially love.

Paris, 1798. Hortense de Beauharnais is engrossed in her studies at a boarding school for aristocratic girls, most of whom suffered tragic losses during the tumultuous days of the French Revolution. She loves to play and compose music, read and paint, and daydream about Christophe, …

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The House of One Thousand Eyes

by Michelle Barker
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: europe, dystopian, thrillers & suspense

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth?

Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it’s particularly hard. After the death of her parents in a factory explosion and time spent in a psychiatric hospital recovering from the trauma, she is sent to live with her stern aunt, a devoted member of the rul …

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The Light Between Worlds

by Laura E. Weymouth
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: europe, siblings

What happens when you return to the real world after being in a fantastical one like Narnia? This YA debut by Laura E. Weymouth is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert’s The Hazel Wood and Lev Grossman’s The Magicians.

Six years ago, sisters Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell were swept away to a strange and beautiful kingdom called the Woodlands, where …

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