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Geoffrey Bilson Award: Historical Fiction (2019)

Created by 49th Teachers
  • Age: 8 to 14
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: geoffrey bilson, awards, historical fiction, history, middle grade
The shortlist for the $5,000 2019 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People.

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Miles To Go

by Beryl Young
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: friendship, death & dying

Gold Medal Winner, 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Pre-Teen Fiction E-Book

Finalist, 2019 Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People

A powerful and poignant story of two young girls' friendship, family, loss, and loyalty, set in 1940s Saskatchewan.

“Beryl Young's novel Miles to Go is sparse, poetic and, at times, perfectly h …

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Piper

by Jacqueline Halsey
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: pre-confederation (to 1867), emigration & immigration, europe

It's 1773 and twelve-year-old Dougal Cameron and his whole family are set to sail away from their Scotland home forever. When tragedy strikes, the family must decide whether or not to make the trip without Dougal's father. Once the ship departs, Dougal is drawn to the haunting sounds of the lone piper on board. (The instrument, while still illegal …

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The Sound of Freedom

by Kathy Kacer
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: holocaust, europe, jewish

Anna and her family have only one hope left to escape certain doom. It’s 1936 and life is becoming dangerous for the Jews of Krakow. As incidents of violence and persecution increase day by day, Anna begs her father to leave Poland, but he insists it’s impossible. How could he give up his position as an acclaimed clarinetist in the Krakow Philh …

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The Journey of Little Charlie

by Christopher Paul Curtis
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis brings his trademark humor and heart to the story of a boy struggling to do right in the face of history's cruelest evils.

Twelve-year-old Charlie is down on his luck: His dad just died, the share crops are dry, and Cap'n Buck — the most fearsome man in Possum Moan, South Carolina — has come to collect a …

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Don't Tell the Enemy

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 7
tagged: military & wars, friendship, holocaust

Krystia's family is hiding Jews from the invading Nazis, but the risks are immense. How much will she risk for her friends? A gripping story based on true events.

During the Soviet occupation of Ukraine during World War II, some of Krystia's family are harrassed; others are arrested and killed. When the Nazis liberate the town, they are  welcomed  w …