YOUNG ADULT HISTORICAL FICTION
Collier, J.†††††††† War Comes To Willy Freeman:† During the Revolutionary War, a free 13 year old black girl is in danger of being returned to slavery when her patriot father is killed by the British and her mother disappears.
Rinaldi, A.†††††† CAST TWO SHADOWS:† In 1780, 14 year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll among her family and friends.
Rinaldi, A.†††††† FIFTH OF MARCH:† 14 year-old Rachel, an indentured servant in the
L.†††† TREEGATEíS RAIDERS:† Peter Treegate, who first saw action
against the British at
War of 1812
M.††††† UNDER A SHOOTING STAR:† Escorting two young ladies to their home in
Collier, J.† †††††† WITH EVERY DROP OF
BLOOD:† While trying to transport food
Hansen, J.†††††† WHICH
WAY FREEDOM:† Obi escapes from slavery during
the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment, and soon becomes involved in the
bloody fighting at
B.† TANCY:† After the Civil War, a young slave on a small
Lasky. K.††††††† TRUE NORTH:† Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an††††††††††††† abolitionist, has on her, 14 year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave in her escape.
Nixon, J.††††††††† THE ORPHAN TRAIN ADVENTURES SERIES:† Follows the stories of the six Kelly
children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from
Frank, R.†††††††† NO HERO FOR THE KAISER:† Jan, a 14 year old Polish boy whose town is invaded in WWI, joins a German battalion and experiences the horrors of battle.
Gehrts, B†††††††† DONíT
SAY A WORD:† Living in
Hough, R.††††††† FLIGHT TO VICTORY:† Sixteen year-old Will, leaves his home, his school, and his youth behind to become a pilot in World War I.
Skurzynski ††††† GOOD-BYE BILLY RADISH:† As the U.S. enters WWI, 10 year-old Hank sees change all around him in his western Pennsylvania steel mill town and feels his older Ukrainian friend Billy drifting apart from him.
Aaron, C†††††††† ALEX,
WHO WON HIS WAR:† In the final months of
WWII, 14 year old Alex, worried about the fate of his brother fighting in
Dillon, E.†††††††† CHILDREN OF BACH:† A Hungarian Jewish family of talented musicians escapes Nazi persecution during WWII.
Gee, M.†††††††††† CHAMPION:† In 1943, 12 year old Rex sees his quiet New Zealand village changed by the arrival of a black American soldier on leave from the war.
Haugaard, E.†† CHASE ME, CATCH NOBODY:† On a school trip to
Hough, R.††††††† RAZOR EYES: Many years after the fact, a farmer details his experiences as a British pilot in World War II and the maturing effect they had on him.
Korschunow††† A NIGHT IN DISTANT MOTION:† When 17 year-old Regine, a Nazi supporter, falls in love with a Polish prisoner in 1944, she notices for the first time the injustices and horrors going on around her and finds she can no longer be silent.
Laird, C.††††††††† SHADOW OF THE WALL:† Living with his mother and two sisters in the Warsaw Ghetto, Misha is befriended by the director of the orphanage and finds a purpose to his life when he joins a resistance organization.
Matas, C.††††††† CODE NAME KRIS:† After the Nazi occupation of
Mazer, H.††††††† THE LAST MISSION:† In 1944, a 15-year-old Jewish boy tells his family he will travel in the West but instead, enlists in the U.S. Air Corps and is subsequently taken prisoner by the Germans.
Orlev, U.†††††††† THE MAN FROM THE OTHER SIDE:† Living on the outskirts of the Warsaw Ghetto during WWII, 14 year-old Marek and his grandparents shelter a† Jewish man in the days before the Jewish uprising.
Reuter, B.††††††† BOYS FROM ST. PETRI:† In 1942, a group of young men begin a series of dangerous protests against the German invaders of their Danish homeland.
Roth-Hano, R. TOUCH WOOD:†
In Nazi-occupied France, Renee, a young Jewish girl, and her family flee
their home in
Watkins, Y.†††† KINGDOM BY THE SEA:† During WWII, 12 year-old Harry and a stray
dog travel through war-torn
Westall, R.†††††† THE MACHINE GUNNERS:† After an air raid, a group of English children find a German machine gun and hide it from adults who are looking for it.
Yolen, J.††††††††† DEVILíS ARITHMETIC:† Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish
heritage until time travel places her in a small Jewish village in
Butterworth†††† AIR EVAC:†
When unable to go to medical school, Ken goes into the Army despite his
feelings about not wanting to be in a position requiring him to kill and
becomes a helicopter pilot assigned to evacuation of wounded men in
†Butterworth††† ORDERS TO VIETNAM, A Novel of Helicopter Warfare:† 19 year old Bill is plunged into warfare that demands all of the skill and courage he can muster.
Nelson, T.††††††† AND ONE FOR ALL:† Geraldine's close relationship with her older brother Wing and his
friend Sam changes when Wing joins the Marines and Sam leaves for
Rostkowski††††† BEST OF FRIENDS:† Three very different teenagers, once close friends, struggle to understand the changes in their relationships and the turmoil around them as the Vietnam War encroaches on their lives.
Wolitzer, M.†††† CARIBOU:† When Becca's older brother Stevie is selected for the draft during the Vietnamese War, he decides to go to Canada instead, leaving his family upset and divided by his refusal to go to war.
Kerr, M.E.†††††† LINGER:† When his older brother joins the army and is sent to the Persian Gulf, 16 year-old Gary begins to take a new look at the restaurant that has been the focal point of his family and their small Pennsylvania town.
Ho, M.††††††††††† THE
CLAY MARBLE:† In the late 1970ís, 12
year old Dara joins a refugee camp in war-torn
Holman, F.†††††† WILD CHILDREN:† Left behind when his whole family is arrested by soldiers during the dark days following the Bolshevik Revolution, 12 yr old Alex falls in with a gang of other homeless children, but never loses his hope for a better life.
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