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The Gospel Truth

by Caroline Pignat
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), 19th century, novels in verse

Award-winning author Caroline Pignat's new historical novel recreates the world of a Virginia tobacco plantation in 1858. Through the different points of view of slaves, their masters and a visiting bird-watcher the world of the plantation comes to live in this verse novel.
Phoebe belongs to Master Duncan and works in the plantation kitchen.
She …

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Rachel's Hope

by Shelly Sanders
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 13 to 17
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: 20th century, jewish, prejudice & racism

Rachel was forced to leave her home in Russia because of the anti-Semitic violence that killed her father. She made her way to Shanghai, China where she managed to establish herself as a newspaper writer – no easy task for a woman at the turn of the 20th century. Now eighteen, Rachel remains separated from her sweetheart, Sergei, but she has fina …

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Victorio's War

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, 19th century, native american

Jim Doolen discovered his father's fate in Written in Blood and met Billy the Kid in Ghost Moon. Now, in the final installment of The Desert Legends Trilogy, he's a scout for the Army in the middle of a brutal war to force Victorio's Apaches onto a reservation far from their traditional lands.
Deeply troubled by the violence he's witnessed and been …

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The Runaway

by Glen Huser
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: theater & musicals, adoption, 20th century

It's 1923 and Leroy is on the run from a couple of abusive cousins. He stumbles into a traveling Chautauqua show, where it's easy to get lost in a crowd—but also easy to lose your heart. This funny and endearing novel by Governor General's Award-winning novelist Glen Huser will make an absorbing read for fourteen- and fifteen-year-olds, boys and …

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Ghost Moon

by John Wilson
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, violence, 19th century

In the second installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, Ghost Moon follows young James Doolen's story after he discovers the terrible truth about his father in Written in Blood. The year is 1878, and young Jim is not yet ready to return to Canada. Instead he heads up to New Mexico in hopes of finding work and building a life. On the way he meets B …

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Written in Blood

by John Wilson
edition: eBook
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: westerns, 19th century, general (see also headings under social themes)

Set in the harsh desert world of the Arizona Territory and northern Mexico during the 1870s, Written in Blood, the first installment of the Desert Legends Trilogy, follows young Jim Doolen as he attempts to find some trace of the father who abandoned his family ten years earlier. As he travels through a scorched landscape very different from the lu …

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Death on the River

by John Wilson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: civil war period (1850-1877), violence

Set during the last year of the American Civil War, Death on the River portrays the grim brutality of war through the eyes of a young soldier.
After the older brother he worshipped is killed in battle, young Jake Clay joins the Union Army in the spring of 1864, determined to make his parents proud and honor his brother's death. His dreams of glory …

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