Historical Fiction List Grade 10 English
Author's
Name
Location Summary
Abbi-Ezzi
Book Title
A Girl Made of
dust
Alban
Anya's War
CM
Anderson
Chains: Seeds of
America
Anderson
Astonishing life
of Octavius
Nothing: traitor
to the nation
The Boy who
dared
Bartoletti
*
Baxter
* The way lies
north
QS
ALL
Eight year old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut with her family during the 1980's. Then Israeli troops
invade Lebanon, and Ruba realizes that it is really hard to keep her family safe.
In 1937, the privileged and relatively carefree life of a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, whose family
emigrated from Odessa, Ukraine, to Shanghai, China, comes to an end when she finds an abandoned
baby, her hero, Amelia Earhart, goes missing, and war breaks out with Japan. Based on the author's
family history.
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the
Revolutionary War.
ALL
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African
American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years
leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
CM, HE,
QS
In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hebener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets,
recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to
the German people.
PR
This young adult historical novel focuses on Charlotte and her family, Loyalists who are forced to flee
their home in the Mohawk Valley as a result of the violence of the 'Sons of Liberty' during the American
Revolution.
As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds
himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose
affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.
Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in
the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather; includes author's note.
Pub.
Date
2009
2011
2008
2006
Bradbury,
Jennifer
A Moment
Comes
QS, PR
Bruchac
March toward
the thunder
CM
Cadnum
*
The King's Arrow
CM, PR
Cadnum
Peril on the sea
QS, CM
Castor, H.M.
VIII
QS, HE
In England's New Forest on the second day of August, 1100, eighteen-year-old Simon Foldre, delighted
to be allowed to participate in a royal hunt as squire to the Anglo-Norman nobleman Walter Tirel, finds
his future irrevocably altered when, during the hunt, he witnesses the possible murder of King William II.
It is the summer of 1588 and a pair of unlikely shipmates is traveling on the Vixen, a privateer that will
soon be drafted to join a flotilla of English ships bound for a fiery clash with the Spanish Armada.
Seventeen-year-old Sherwin is aboard to repay a debt he owes the ship’s roguish captain, Brandon
Fletcher. Sixteen-year-old Katharine is sailing with them in a desperate bid to save her noble family’s
fortune.
Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes
he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family's violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads
to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.
2008
2013
2008
2008
2009
2013
Chibbaro
Cullen
Dahme
*
Deadly
I am
Rembrandt's
Daughter
Contagion
CM, QS
CM
QS, CM
Davies
Lost
QS, CM
De Vries
*
Hunger journeys:
a novel
QS, CM
Dogar
Annexed
QS, CM
Dudley, David
Caleb's Wars
QS
Dunlap
Anastasia's
Secret
HE, PR,
QS
Durbin
The winter war:
a novel
The Gravesavers
CM
Fitch
CM
Friesner
*
Threads and
Flames
QS, CM
Friesner
Nobody's
princess
QS, CM
Friesner
Nobody's prize
QS
Friesner
*
Sphinx's princess
CM
In the early nineteen-hundreds, sixteen-year-old Prudence Galewski leaves school to take a job assisting
the head epidemiologist at New York's Department of Health and Sanitation, investigating the intriguing
case of "Typhoid Mary," a seemingly healthy woman who is infecting others with typhoid fever. Includes
a historical note by the author.
Based on historical fact, this moving story--an ALA Best Book for Young Adults--is a powerful account of a
young woman's struggle to come of age within the shadow of one of the world's most brilliant and
complicated artists.
Living in 19th-century Philadelphia, Rose Dugan is passionate about keeping the water reservoir clean
and healthy. But when Rose starts receiving threatening letters, things take a turn for the worse.
In 1911 New York, sixteen-year-old Essie Rosenfeld must stop taking care of her irrepressible six-year-old
sister when she goes to work at the Triangle Waist Company, where she befriends a missing heiress who
is in hiding from her family and who seems to understand the feelings of heartache and grief that Essie is
trying desperately to escape.
Two sisters make a journey from Amsterdam to find food for their starving families during the Nazi
occupation of Holland.
A dramatic and ambitious companion to The Diary of Anne Frank, this fictionalized account of the two
Jewish families in hiding is told from the point of view of Anne's companion in the secret annex, 15-yearold Peter van Pels
Fifteen-year-old Caleb's courageous commitment to justice grows as he faces a power struggle with his
father, fights to keep both his temper and self-respect in dealing with whites, and puzzles over the
German prisoners of war brought to his rural Georgia community during World War II.
As world war and the looming Russian Revolution threaten all they hold dear, Anastasia, the youngest
daughter of Czar Nicholas II, and her family are being held in captivity, where she falls in love with one of
their captors, a young man who has espoused the ideals of Lenin.
When Russian troops invade Finland during the winter of 1939-40, Marko, a young polio victim
determined to keep his homeland free, joins the Finnish Army as a messenger boy.
When 12-year-old Minn Hotchkiss is sent to spend the summer with her grandmother in Nova Scotia,
she finds herself haunted by the aftermath of a shipwreck from the past and vows to take action to
preserve the eroding graves of its victims.
After recovering from typhus, thirteen-year-old Raisa leaves her Polish shtetl for America to join her
older sister, and goes to work at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory.
Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who
will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while
disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.
Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join her
unsuspecting brothers as part of the crew of the Argo, the ship commanded by Prince Jason in his quest
for the Golden Fleece.
Although Nefertiti is the dutiful daughter of a commoner, her inquisitive mind often gets her into situations that are
far from ordinary, like receiving secret lessons from a scribe. Queen Tiye wants to use her niece as a pawn in her
quest for power, so Nefertiti must leave her beloved family and enter a life filled with courtly intrigue and danger.
2011
2007
2010
2009
2010
2010
2011
2010
2008
2005
2010
2007
2008
2009
Friesner
*
Sphinx's queen
QS
Gleitzman,
Morris
Once
CM, HE,
PR
Gleitzman,
Morris
Then
QS
Chased after by the prince and his soldiers for a crime she did not commit, Nefertiti finds temporary
refuge in the wild hills along the Nile's west bank before returning to the royal court to plead her case to
the Pharaoh. (Sequel to Sphinx's princess)
After living in a Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embarks on a
journey across Nazi-occupied Poland to find his parents.
2010
2005
In early 1940s Poland, ten-year-old Felix and his friend Zelda escape from a cattle car headed to the
Nazi death camps and struggle to survive, first on their own and then with Genia, a farmer with her own
reasons for hating Germans.
Generals Die in Bed is a first-hand account of one young man catapulted from new recruit to walking
wounded on the Western Front.From day one, he is surrounded by mud and fear. Regular rotation takes
them away from the front, and the weary combatants scramble for wine, women or whatever else will
help them forget they'll have to go back. This harrowing spiral continues until an ill-fated hill charge
leads to a gushing leg wound and release papers home.
Based on real events, this novel is the secret diary of Jenny Cooper, Jane Austen’s teenage friend and
confidante.
Harrison
Generals Die in
Bed
CM
Harrison
ALL
Hemphill
I was Jane
Austen's best
friend
Wicked Girls
QS, CM
A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of three young
women living in Salem in 1692--Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam, Jr.
Hooper
Fallen Grace
QS
In Victorian London, impoverished fifteen-year-old orphan Grace takes care of her older but mentally
unfit sister Lily, and after enduring many harsh and painful experiences, the two become the victims of a
fraud perpetrated by the wealthy owners of several funeral businesses.
Recent high school graduate Rick Ward, undecided about his future and eager to escape his unhappy
home life, joins the army and experiences the horrors of the war in Vietnam.
Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Evans dreams of inheriting her father's farm and tending to the animals by
herself, but her mother urges her to give up her dreams because farming isn't suitable work for a
privileged young woman. When Elizabeth meets an Acadian woman she begins to realize there are
issues in her world much larger than whether she will or will not have to get married.
Search & Destroy
CM
Jefferson
Lightning and
blackberries
QS
2010
2010
2005
2008
Set against the backdrop of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Katherine cannot forgive
herself when her beloved twin sister dies, and she feels that her only course of action is to follow suit.
Dangerous
Neighbors: A
Novel
Your Eyes in
Stars: a novel
QS
PR
In their small New York town, two teenaged girls become friends while helping each other make sense of
their families, neighbors, and selves as they approach adulthood in the years preceding World War II.
Lasky, Kathryn
The Extra
QS, PR
Lawlor
The Two Loves of
Will Shakespeare
CM
Is the chance to serve as an extra for Hitler's favorite filmmaker a chance at life -- or a detour on the path
to inevitable extermination? In this chilling but ultimately uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the
lives of the Gypsies who worked as extras for the real Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a
story of survival unlike any other.
After falling in love, eighteen-year-old Will Shakespeare, a bored apprentice in his father's glove business
and often in trouble for various misdeeds, vows to live an upstanding life and pursue his passion for
writing.
Kerr
2007
2010
Hughes, Dean
Kephart
2010
2010
2006
2013
2006
Lester
Guardian
CM
Lewis,
Amanda
September 17: a
novel
QS, HE
Longshore,
Katherine
Manor of Secrets
QS
MacColl,
Michaela
Nobody's Secret
QS, CM
Maruno,
Jennifer
Kid Soldier
QS, PR
Matas, Carole
In My Enemy's
House
Morning in a
different place
HE
McKay, Sharon Charlie Wilcox
QS
McGuigan
CM
Meyer,
Caroline
Victoria rebels
ALL
Meyer
Cleopatra
confesses
Invasion
QS
A Soldier's
Secret: The
Incredible story
of Sarah
Edmonds, Civil
War Hero
The smile
QS
Meyers, Dean
Moss, Marisa
Napoli, Donna
ALL
In a rural southern town in 1946, a white man and his son witness the lynching of an innocent black man.
Includes historical note on lynching.
September 17 is a harrowing fictionalized account of the WWII sinking of the City of Bernares, a ship
which was secretly transporting ninety British children to safety in Canada, after being torpedoes by a
German
Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered Lady Charlotte Edmonds, sixteen, and hardworking, clever kitchen
maid Janie Seward are both ready for change, and as their paths overlap in The Manor, rules are broken
and secrets revealed that will alter the course of their lives forever.
When fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a charming, enigmatic young man who playfully refuses to
tell her his name, she is intrigued--so when he is found dead in her family's pond in Amherst she is
determined to discover his secret, no matter how dangerous it may prove to be.
Richard is fifteen years old and when war looms, he makes the most impulsive decision in his life and
enlists.
When German soldiers arrive in Zloczow during World War II, a young Jewish girl must decide whether
or not to conceal her identity and work for a Nazi in Germany in order to survive.
In 1963 in the Bronx, New York, eighth-graders Fiona and Yolanda help one another face hard decisions
at home despite family and social opposition to their interracial friendship, but Fiona is on her own when
popular classmates start paying attention to her and give her a glimpse of both a different way of life
and a new kind of hatefulness.
In 1915 in Newfoundland, fourteen-year-old Charlie, anxious to disprove his parents' belief that his club
foot makes him unfit for fishing and seal hunting, stows away on a sealing vessel only to find himself on a
troop ship headed for the war in Europe.
Through diary entries, reveals the life of Britain's strong-willed and short-tempered Queen Victoria from
the age of eight through her twenty-fourth birthday, up to her third wedding anniversary with her
beloved Albert in 1843.
Princess Cleopatra, the third (and favorite) daughter of King Ptolemy XII, comes of age in ancient Egypt,
accumulating power and discovering love.
Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry, one black, one white are young recruits who have their whole
lives ahead of them. It's May 1944. World War II is ramping up. When Josiah and Marcus come together
in what will be the greatest test of their lives, they learn hard lessons about race, friendship, and what it
really means to fight.
Nineteen-year-old Sarah masquerades as a man during the Civil War, serving as a nurse on the
battlefield and a spy for the Union Army, escaping from the Confederates, and falling in love with one of
her fellow soldiers. Based on the life of Sarah Emma Edmonds.
2008
2013
2014
2013
2013
2013
2008
2000
2013
2011
2013
2012
HE, QS
In Renaissance Italy, Elisabetta longs for romance, and when Leonardo da Vinci introduces her to
Guiliano de Medici, whose family rules Florence but is about to be deposed, she has no inkling of the
romance--and sorrow--that will ensue. (Leonardo Da Vinci 1452)
2008
Osbourne,
William
Hitler's Secret
QS, HE
Pausewang
Traitor
QS
Richards
*
Three Rivers
Rising
CM
Rijckeghem
A Sword in Her
Hand
QS
Rinaldi
The Ever-After
Bird
QS
Rinaldi
The last full
measure
QS, CM
Rinaldi
The letter writer:
a novel
QS, CM
Rinaldi
My Vicksburg
QS, CM
Rinaldi
Roberts
Nine days a
queen: the short
life and reign of
Lady Jane Grey
Viking Warrior
In June 1941, Otto and Leni, two young refugees from the Nazis living in England, are sent on a secret
mission to Bavaria, to extract a young girl attending a summer camp, and who may hold the key to the
war.
When Anna finds a fugitive Russian soldier in the barn of her village home in Stiegnitz, Germany, at the
end of 1944, she hides him in a bunker in the countryside, though she could be shot for sheltering the
enemy. Told from Anna's viewpoint, the story, translated from the German, is a tense survival drama.
Sixteen-year-old Celestia is a wealthy member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, where she
meets and falls in love with Peter, a hired hand who lives in the valley below. By the time of the
torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her
family and is staying with him in Johnstown. Includes an author's note and historical timeline.
Marguerite grows up under the eye of her disapproving father, the Count of Flanders, who is perpetually
disappointed in his daughter for not being the son he needs. Marguerite becomes the son he can never
have: competing fiercely in the violently male world of medieval Flanders. She does so until her father
once again intervenes: coming forward with unacceptable plans for his daughter’s future in order to
further his own political ambitions.
In 1851, thirteen-year-old Cecilia has her eyes opened to the horrors of slavery when she accompanies
her ornithologist uncle on an expedition in search of the rare "Scarlet Ibis," and watches as he shows
slaves the way to the Underground Railroad. (Slavery, Underground Railway)
In 1863 Pennsylvania, fourteen-year-old Tacy faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg while trying to
stay out of the way of her brother David, who is in charge while their father serves as a doctor in the
Union army, and to keep her friend Marvelous, a free black, safe from rebel soldiers.
A young girl who serves as letter writer for her blind stepmother is haunted by her unwitting role in Nat
Turner's Rebellion, one of the bloodiest slave uprisings in the history of America.
During the siege of Vicksburg, thirteen-year-old Claire Louise struggles with difficult choices when family
and friends join opposing sides of the war.
QS
Jane would become Queen of England for only nine days before being beheaded at the age of sixteen.
Here is a breathtaking story of English royalty with its pageantry, privilege, and surprising cruelty.
QS
Despite being the son of a chieftain and a princess, fourteen-year-old Halfdan lives as a slave in Denmark
in A.D. 845 but through a tragic bargain he gains his freedom and sets out to claim his birthright. (First
book in a trilogy)
Sixteen-year-old Maude Pichon, a plain, impoverished girl in Belle Epoque Paris, is hired by Countess
Dubern to make her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, look more beautiful by comparison but soon Maude
is enmeshed in a tangle of love, friendship, and deception.
From 1939, when Sylvia is four and a half years old, to 1945 when she has just turned ten, a Jewish girl
and her family struggle to survive in Poland's Lodz ghetto during the Nazi occupation. (NOVEL IN VERSE)
2013
2004
2010
2011
2007
2010
2008
2009
2005
Ross, Elizabeth
Belle Epogue
QS, CM
Roy
*
Yellow Star
QS
2006
2013
2006
Saunders,
Shelly
Rachel's Secret
QS
Rachel is a Jew living in Kishinev, Russia. When a young Christian man is murdered tensions mount as the
Christians' distrust of the Jews is fueled by prejudice and rumour. Violence breaks out on Easter Sunday,
1903, and when it finally ends, Rachel finds that the person she loves most is dead and that her home
has been destroyed. As she struggles to survive the aftermath of the riots, support comes from a young
Christian named Sergei. The two young people find comfort in the bond that is growing between them,
one of the few signs of goodness and hope in a time of chaos and violence. First book in a trilogy.
Sax, Aline
War Within
These Walls
QS, CM
Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during
World War II, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.
Between Shades
of Gray
QS
Sepetys
Sharenow
Shawyer, Jo
Schecter,
Vicky
Simpson
My mother the
teenage
cheerleader
CM
Legend of the
Paymaster's Gold
QS
Cleopatra's
Moon
Resistance
QS
QS
Skrypuch
Daughter of War:
a novel
CM, HE
Skrypuch
Hope's War
ALL
Skrypuch
Nobody's Child
QS, HE,
PR
In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet
guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for
her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on
Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
In the tumultuous New Orleans of 1960, thirteen-year-old Louise Collins finds her world turned upside
down when a stranger from the North arrives at her mother's boarding-house. Louise's mother spends
her mornings at the local elementary school with a group of women know as the Cheerleaders, who
harass the school's first black student, six-year-old Ruby Bridges, as she enters the building.
Twins Sam and Eadie discover an exciting legend that involves their new home on Commissioners Road
near London, Ontario. Their neighbour, Ben, tells them a skirmish in the War of 1812 took place right in
front of their house, during which an army paymaster lost a chest of gold that has never been recovered.
Sam, Eadie, and Ben decide to solve the legend and find the lost gold.
Cleopatra Selene, the only surviving daughter of Cleopatra and Marc Antony, recalls her life of pomp and
splendor in Egypt and, after her parents' deaths, captivity and treachery in Rome.
When brothers Olaf and Marek witness their father's arrest by the Gestapo and they're daring plan for
revenge goes horribly wrong, they are forced to seek refuge in the vast and frozen Norwegian
wilderness.
After surviving the Armenian genocide in Turkey during World War I, a teenager disguised as an Arab
undertakes a dangerous journey back to Turkey to reunite with his betrothed and her sister, who was
sold into slavery.
Kataryna Baliuk, a gifted fine arts student, is hoping to have a fresh start at Cawthra School for the Arts
after a less-than-successful year at the neighbouring Catholic high school.But her hopes for a peaceful
Grade 10 are shattered when she comes home from her first day at Cawthra and finds the RCMP
interrogating her grandfather, Danylo Feschuk. Kat learns that Danylo is accused of being a policeman
for the Nazis in World War II Ukraine, and what's worse, he is suspected of having participated in
atrocities against civilians.When the story is exposed in the local newspaper, Kat and her family become
the centre of a media storm. Her grades in school and her relationships with friends suffer. Her only
support comes from her family and Ian, a classmate with whom she discovers she has more in common
than just artistic promise.
When the Armenians of Turkey are marched into the desert to die in 1915, Mariam is rescued by her Turkish friend
Rustem, and lives with mixed acceptance as a guest in his father's harem. Kevork is shot and left for dead in a mass
grave in the desert, but is rescued by nomadic Arabs and nurtured back to health. Both teens must choose between
the security of an adopted home or the risk of death in search of family. A sequel to the highly successful The
Hunger, Nobody's Child is a stirring and engaging account of one of the twentieth century's most significant events.
2012
2013
2011
2007
2012
2011
2007
2008
2001
2003
Smith
Flygirl
CM
Spillebeen,
Geert
Age 14
QS, CM
Steinmetz
*
The mourning
wars
QS, CM
Sternberg,
Libby
The case against
my brother
CM
Turner
Father of Lies
CM
Venkatraman
*
Climbing the
Stairs
QS
Walters
Safe as houses
HE, QS
Wein,
Elizabeth
Code Name
Verity
ALL
Wein,
Elizabeth
Rose Under Fire
QS, PR
Weyn
Distant waves: a
novel of the
Titanic
QS, CM
Wilson, John
*
Wilson
Where soldiers
lie
Crusade
QS
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women
Airforce Service Pilots.
Twelve-year-old Patrick, eager to escape his dull life in Ireland and have an adventure, lies about his age
and joins the army during World War I
In 1704, Mohawk Indians attack the frontier village of Deerfield, Massachusetts, kidnapping over 100
residents, including seven-year-old Eunice Williams. Based on a true story.
A 1922 anti-Catholic campaign provides the backdrop for a new teen mystery by Libby Sternberg to be
published by Bancroft Press in November 2007. The book, "The Case Against My Brother,? is the story of
a Polish Catholic teen, Carl Matuski, and his quest to clear his brother Adam of a burglary charge in 1922
Portland, Oregon.
In 1692 when a plague of accusations descends on Salem Village in Massachusetts and "witch fever"
erupts, fourteen-year-old Lidda, who has begun to experience visions and hear voices, tries to expose
the lies of the witch trials without being hanged as a witch herself. Includes author's notes about the
Salem Witch Trials and bipolar disease.
In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-yearold Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become
accustomed to a totally different way of life.
Based on true accounts of the night of Hurricane Hazel in 1954, the story tells how three brave and
resourceful children, against all odds, got themselves to the relative safety of a slippery rooftop just in
time to escape drowning only to have to escape again into the water as the house is torn from its
foundations by the furious, churning flood.
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of
friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping
secret all that she can.
Rose Justice is an American pilot with Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On
her way back from a routine flight she is captured by the Germans and sent to Ravensbrück, a notorious
concentration camp, where she meets an unforgettable group of women, and vows to tell her fellow
prisoners' stories to the world.
In the early twentieth century, four sisters and their widowed mother, a famed spiritualist, travel from
New York to London, and as the Titanic conveys them and their acquaintances, journalist W.T. Stead,
scientist Nikola Tesla, and industrialist John Jacob Astor, home, Tesla's inventions will either doom or
save them all.
A thrilling tale of mutiny and rebellion! India, 1857.
2008
2009
2010
2007
2011
2008
2007
2012
2013
2009
2006
ALL
God will know his own. This was the advice the crusading Catholic knights were given before they
stormed the walls of the heretic Cathar city of Beziers in 1209. They took it to heart and 10,000 people
died. Two childhood friends, Peter and John are part of this tragedy.
2009
Wilson
Wiseman
Yang
*
Red Goodwin
Puppet
Daughter of
Xanadu
PR
CM
QS, CM
The book thief
Zusak
ALL
Albert ":Ginger": Goodwin, was originally a miner from the north of England, who came to Canada and
took up the cause of the working man during the Trail smelter strike. His ideas were eventually
considered so dangerous that a special constable was hired to hunt him down in the forest near
Cumberland. Wilson tells the story of a young boy, Will Ryan, sent out from England after his father was
killed in WW I, to live with his uncle, a mine manager, at Cumberland. Through a chance meeting in the
forest with Red Goodwin, young Will has all his ideas turned upside down, especially when he sees firsthand how the miners are treated in the community and at the pit face.
In this fictionalized account of one of the last blood libel trials in Europe several Jewish men from the
village of Tisza Eszvar are tried for the murder of a servant girl. A fourteen-year-old Jewish boy named
Morris Scharf becomes the star witness of corrupt authorities who coerce him into testifying against his
fellow Jews, including his own father.
Emmajin, the sixteen-year-old eldest granddaughter of Khublai Khan, becomes a warrior and falls in love
with explorer Marco Polo in thirteenth-century China.
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German
girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are
hiding, as well as their neighbors. (no copies available)
2006
2008
2011
2006
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