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Storm from the East

by Joanna Hathaway
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: historical

Part war drama, part romance,Storm from the East is the second epic fantasy adventure in Joanna Hathaway’s Glass Alliance series.
War has begun in the South. The days of soldier Athan and Princess Aurelia’s secret summer romance feel like a long-distant memory.
On the frontlines of combat, Athan proves a star fighter pilot as he struggles to j …

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Songs from the Deep

by Kelly Powell
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: mermaids, historical, mysteries & detective stories

A girl searches for a killer on an island where deadly sirens lurk just beneath the waves in this “twisty, atmospheric story that grips readers like a siren song” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

The sea holds many secrets.
Moira Alexander has always been fascinated by the deadly sirens who lurk along the shores of her island town. Even tho …

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Who Did It First? 50 Icons, Luminaries, and Legends Who Revolutionized the World

by Megan Reid, edited by Alex Hart, illustrated by Jess Cruickshank
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: historical

A vibrantly illustrated and compelling collection of profiles about women and men—and one dog!—who made indelible marks in entertainment, science, politics, and sports.
You may know that Beyoncé was the first Black woman to headline Coachella. And maybe you know that Pelé was the first soccer player to score 1,000 professional goals. You mig …

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Adrift at Sea

A Vietnamese Boy's Story of Survival

by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch, with Tuan Ho, illustrated by Brian Deines
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration, asia, historical

Now in paperback, the award-winning first picture book to recount the dramatic true story of a refugee family’s perilous escape from Vietnam

It is 1981. In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a fishing boat overloaded with 60 Vietnamese refugees drifts. The motor has failed; the hull is leaking; the drinking water is nearly gone. This is the dramatic …

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Stories of the Saints

Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage

by Carey Wallace, illustrated by Nick Thornborrow
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 8
tagged: biography & autobiography, religious, historical

Performing Miracles. Facing Wild Lions. Confronting Demons. Transforming the World.
From Augustine to Mother Teresa, officially canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta, discover seventy of the best-known and best-loved saints and read their riveting stories.
Meet Joan of Arc, whose transcendent faith compelled her to lead an army when the king’s cou …

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The Last Train

A Holocaust Story

by Rona Arato
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 9 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: holocaust, judaism, historical, siblings

The Last Train is the harrowing true story about young brothers Paul and Oscar Arato and their mother, Lenke, surviving the Nazi occupation during the final years of World War II.  Living in the town of Karcag, Hungary, the Aratos felt insulated from the war — even as it raged all around them. Hungary is allied with Germany to protect its citizen …

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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim: Demon

by Shane Peacock
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: monsters, historical, horror

The third and final book in a gripping Gothic YA trilogy, featuring monsters from classic literary tales, secret societies and the fight between good and evil.

Having tracked the monstrous Godwin to the Arctic and barely escaped with their lives, Edgar Brim and his friends return to London. Edgar continues his work at London Hospital, now under the …

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