Tag Archives: historical fiction

Grave Mercy — Robin LaFevers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 Isme’s mother tried to expel her from her womb, but it didn’t work and she survived. She has been marked as the daughter of Mortain, God of Death. Saved from an abusive marriage and she is … Continue reading

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Meeting Gene Luen Yang: Author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints

I got to meet Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints (just to name a some of his works) at the local bookstore in Austin, BookPeople. I had to read American Born Chinese for my Young Adult Materials class. It was brilliant. … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gallery (Book 2 Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place) — Maryrose Wood

Balzer + Bray, 2010 After nearly destroying Ashton Place at Lady Constance’s Christmas Ball, the Incorrigible Children along with their governess, Penelope Lumley, head to London. Penelope is excited to use London’s sights to further her unusual pupils’ education. But … Continue reading

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Rose Under Fire — Elizabeth Wein

Out September 10, 2013 — Disney Hyperion Rose Under Fire is a companion novel to Code Name Verity (You don’t have to have read Code Name Verity to understand this book).  Justice is an American ATA pilot gets caught by the Nazi’s … Continue reading

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Between Shades of Gray — Ruta Sepetys

**Warning Spoilers!** Sepetys, Ruta. Between Shades of Gray. Philomel Books, 2011. 344 p. Grades 6-12. Historical Fiction. (YALSA BFYA 2012). Lina, a Lithuanian, and her family are deported from their home during World War II. Lina, her brother and mother … Continue reading

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Code Name Verity — Elizabeth Wein

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Hyperion, 2012. 332 p. Grades 7-12. Historical Fiction/Mystery. (Edgar Award Nominee Young Adult 2013). During World War II, two best friends fly into Nazi-Occupied France and are stranded there. Julie, is captured by the Gestapo. … Continue reading

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Queen of Hearts — Martha Brooks

Brooks, Martha. Queen of Hearts. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011. 224 p. Grades 6-12. Historical Fiction. (YALSA BFYA List). Marie Claire is a 15-year-old girl growing up in Manitoba, Canada during the early years of WWII. Her Uncle comes to … Continue reading

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