Historical Fiction

Historical Teen Fiction

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Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin

Lillia, fifteen, flees Warsaw with her father and baby sister in 1940 to try to make a new start in Shanghai, China, but the conflict grows more intense as America and Japan become involved.--  

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All for One by Melissa De La Cruz

Alex & Eliza's household continues to expand as they prepare for an arrival of their own, but new developments in their lives bring unforeseen consequences.

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 Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee

After a horrible accident that ruins her dreams of becoming a musician, Samantha escapes to the frontier disguised as a boy, and she quickly learns there's not many places to hide on the open trail.  


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The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe's plans to escape his foster family, begin classes at the prestigious new university, and marry his beloved Elmira Royster go awry when a macabre Muse appears with a request.  

Salt to Sea by Ruta Sepetys


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Fatal Throne:  The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All by M. T. Anderson

Seven award-winning young adult authors illuminate the lives of Britain's King Henry VIII and his six wives from different viewpoints. 

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What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.  

Title How the Garci?a girls lost their accents
Author Alvarez, Julia.
Title We were liars
Author Lockhart, E.
  • Friendship Fiction.
  • Romance fiction.
  • Families Fiction.
  • Amnesia Fiction.
  • Wealth Fiction.
Publisher Delacorte Press, New York : c2014.
Title The lightning dreamer : Cuba's greatest abolitionist
Author Engle, Margarita.
  • Go?mez de Avellaneda, Gertrudis, 1814-1873 Fiction.
  • Novels in verse.
  • Authors Fiction.
  • Feminists Fiction.
  • Abolitionists Fiction.
  • Cuba History 1810-1899 Fiction.
Publisher Harcourt, Boston : c2013.
Title Between shades of gray
Author Sepetys, Ruta.
  • Labor camps Fiction.
  • Survival Fiction.
  • Lithuania History Soviet occupation, 1940-1941 Fiction.
  • Siberia (Russia) History 20th century Fiction.
  • Soviet Union History 1925-1953 Fiction.
Publisher Philomel Books, New York : c2011.
Title Forge : seeds of America
Author Anderson, Laurie Halse.
  • Soldiers Fiction.
  • African Americans Fiction.
  • Freedmen Fiction.
  • Slavery Fiction.
  • Pennsylvania History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
  • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
Publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers, New York : c2010.
Title The kingdom on the waves : taken from accounts by his own hand and other sundry sources
Author Anderson, M. T.
  • Slaves Fiction.
  • Liberty Fiction.
  • African Americans Fiction.
  • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
Publisher Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass. : c2008.
Title The boy in the striped pajamas
Author Boyne, John
Title Uprising
Author Haddix, Margaret Peterson.
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire, 1911 Fiction.
  • Immigrants Fiction.
  • Factories Fiction.
  • Labor disputes Fiction.
  • Strikes and lockouts Fiction.
  • New York (N.Y.) History 1898-1951 Fiction.
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : c2007.
Title Fire from the rock
Author Draper, Sharon M.
  • African Americans Fiction.
  • Race relations Fiction.
  • Family life Arkansas Fiction.
  • Schools Fiction.
  • Little Rock (Ark.) History 20th century Fiction.
Publisher Dutton Children's Books, New York, NY : c2007.
Title The Pox party
Author Anderson, M. T.
  • Liberty Fiction.
  • Slavery Fiction.
  • Science Experiments Fiction.
  • African Americans Fiction.
  • Massachusetts History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
  • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Fiction.
Publisher Candlewick Press, Cambridge, Mass. : c2006.
Title The book thief
Author Zusak, Markus.
  • Books and reading Fiction.
  • Storytelling Fiction.
  • Death Fiction.
  • Jews Germany History 1933-1945 Fiction.
  • World War, 1939-1945 Jews Rescue Fiction.
  • Germany History 1933-1945 Fiction.
  • Historical fiction.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, New York : c2006.
Title Milkweed : a novel
Author Spinelli, Jerry.
  • Boys Juvenile Fiction.
  • Jews Poland Juvenile fiction.
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Juvenile fiction.
  • World War, 1939-1945 Poland Juvenile fiction.
  • Warsaw (Poland) Juvenile fiction.
  • Historical fiction.
  • Jewish fiction.
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, New York : c2003.
Title Fever, 1793
Author Anderson, Laurie Halse.
  • Yellow fever Pennsylvania Philadelphia Fiction.
  • Epidemics Fiction.
  • Survival Fiction.
  • Pennsylvania History 1775-1865 Fiction.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) Fiction.
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York : c2000.
Title To kill a mockingbird
Author Lee, Harper.
  • Fathers and daughters Fiction.
  • Race relations Fiction.
  • Trials (Rape) Fiction.
  • Girls Fiction.
  • Southern States Fiction.
  • Domestic fiction.
  • Legal stories.
Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers, New York : 1995, c1960.
Title In the time of the butterflies
Author Alvarez, Julia.
  • Sisters Fiction.
  • Revolutionaries Fiction.
  • Dominican Republic Fiction.
Publisher Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. : 1994.