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BEYOND THE BURNING TIME

BEYOND THE BURNING TIME
by Lasky, Kathryn

When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, 12-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.


COPPER SUN

COPPER SUN
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.


CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady

CURSE OF THE BLUE TATTOO: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady
Series Title: Bloody Jack Adventure
by Meyer, L.A.

In 1803, after being exposed as a girl and forced to leave her ship, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she battles her snobbish classmates, roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.


FAIR WEATHER

FAIR WEATHER
by Peck, Richard

In 1893, 13-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.


GLORY FIELD

GLORY FIELD
by Myers, Walter Dean

Follows a family's 241-year history, from the capture of an African boy in the 1750's, through the lives of his descendants, as their dreams and circumstances lead them away from and back to the small plot of land in South Carolina that they call the Glory Field.


IN THE BELLY OF THE BLOODHOUND: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber

IN THE BELLY OF THE BLOODHOUND: Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber
Series Title: Bloody Jack Adventure
by Meyer, L.A.

In 1805, Jacky Faber and her classmates at the Lawson Peabody School for Young Girls in Boston are kidnapped while on a school outing and transported in the hold of a slave ship bound for the slave markets of North Africa.


MISSISSIPPI JACK: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West

MISSISSIPPI JACK: Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West
Series Title: Bloody Jack Adventure
by Meyer, L.A.

In 1806, the exploits of Jacky Faber continue as she heads west to avoid capture by the British and discovers adventure aboard a keelboat the mighty Mississippi River. Sequel to BLOODY JACK


PRAIRIE WHISPERS

PRAIRIE WHISPERS
by Arrington, Frances

Only 12-year-old Colleen knows that her baby sister died just after she was born and that Colleen put another baby in her place, until the baby's father shows up and makes trouble for her and her family on the South Dakota prairie in the 1860's.


River Between Us

River Between Us
by Peck, Richard
YA Fiction
During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.




Soldier's Heart

Soldier's Heart
by Paulsen, Gary
YA Fiction
Eager to enlist, 15-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.




WINTER PEOPLE

WINTER PEOPLE
by Bruchac, Joseph

As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a 14-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.


WITCH CHILD

WITCH CHILD
by Rees, Celia

In 1659, 14-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.


WITH EVERY DROP OF BLOOD

WITH EVERY DROP OF BLOOD
by Collier, James

While trying to transport food to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War, 14-year-old Johnny, a white rebel soldier, is captured by a black Union soldier named Cush, who is also a runaway slave.


YEAR OF THE HANGMAN

YEAR OF THE HANGMAN
by Blackwood, Gary

In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American colonies, 15-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest there that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the course of history. An alternative history, which imagines what would have happened if the Americans lost the Revolutionary War.