Who Wrote This?
"You have been my friend, that in itself is a tremendous thing. I wove my web for you because I liked you. After all, what's a life, anyway? We're born, we live a while, we die.... By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle, Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that!" [Tell Me!]
Chapter Books (J Fiction) -- Grades 3-8
LISTENING FOR LIONS
by Whelan, Gloria
J FICTION WHE
Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, 13-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital.
NZINGHA: Warrior Queen of Matamba
Series Title: Royal Diaries
by McKissack, Pat
J FICTION MCC
Presents the diary of 13-year-old Nzingha, a 16th-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.
SABA: Under the Hyena's Foot
Series Title: Girls of Many Lands
by Kurtz, Jane
J FICTION KUR
After being kidnapped and brought to the emperor's palace in Gondar, Ethiopia, 12-year-old Saba discovers that she and her brother are part of the emperor's desperate attempt to consolidate political power in the mid-1840's.
by Garfield, Leon
After being captured by pirates near England and sold as a slave, a forgetful young Englishman faces a long imprisonment on the African coast because he can't remember where the ransom note should be sent.
by Kehret, Peg
In 1834, when a storm at sea destroys the slave ship on which she is a stowaway, 12-year-old Emma musters all her resourcefulness to survive in the African jungle.
STONES FOR MY FATHER
by Kent, Trilby
J FICTION KEN
Corlie Roux's life in South Africa in the late 1800's is not easy. But when the British invade and drive out the Boer families, some of them are driven to internment camps. This happens to Corlie. Will the love of her country survive the British invasion?
Books for Teens (YA Fiction)
by Rupert, Janet E
12-year-old Layo, a Yoruba girl living in the area of 11th-century Africa which is now Nigeria, attempts to reject the man who has been chosen to be her husband.
by Draper, Sharon
Two 15-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
by McCaughrean, Geraldine
YA FICTION MCC
Left penniless in 18th-century England, 14-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo's dangerous past.