Finding Providence Il. by James Watling xz IR
After her father must flee the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 due to his belief in Indian rights and religious freedom, Mary Williams worries she'll never see him again.
Peppe the Lamplighter Il. by Ted Lewin xz
Peppe's so young that the only job he can get is lighting street lamps in Little Italy.
Wagon Wheels Il. by Don Bolognese xz IR
An African American pioneer family faces great hardship in their Kansas dugout.
Pop's Bridge Il. by C.F. Payne xz
It took lots of people with all kinds of different jobs to build the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge.
Train to Somewhere Il. by Ronald Himler xz
Traveling westward with thirteen other orphans, Marianne hopes to find a family to care for her.
George Washington's Teeth Il. by Brock Cole x 811 C456-2
Find out the true story of our first president's chompers in this funny rhyming tale.
The Josefina Story Quilt Il. by Bruce Degen xz IR
Though Josefina the hen is too old to lay eggs, she is useful on the long trip West.
Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel Il. by Mary Azarian xz
When Miss Bridie comes to America in 1856, she uses the shovel she brings with her throughout all the years of her life in a new land.
You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer! Il. by Chesley McLaren xz
Amelia Bloomer was NOT a proper lady - and that's a good thing!
Boxes for Katje Il. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen xz
A friendship grows as Rosie and her town of Mayfield, Indiana help Katje and her Dutch village during the hard times after WWII.
The Cats in Krasinski Square Il. by Wendy Watson xz
Cats play an amazing role in helping Jews in Warsaw smuggle food to their families and friends who live behind the high wall of the Ghetto.
Under the Quilt of Night Il. by James E. Ransome xz
Runaway slaves encounter many dangers, and some kindnesses, following the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Now Let Me Fly: The Story of a Slave Family xz
What was it really like to be kidnapped as a girl in Africa and brought to America to become a slave?
Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails Il. by S.D. Schindler xz
When a family leaves Missouri, they have to ride on their covered wagon over mountains and through rivers to reach California.
Tattered Sails Il. by Dan Andreasen xz
Experience a family's hardship as they journey from their homeland in a small ship over stormy waters to start life anew in America in 1600.
Henry's Freedom Box Il. by Kadir Nelson xz
Henry packs himself in a box and mails himself out of slavery and into freedom.
Nine for California Il. by Cat Bowman Smith xz
Five kids, four adults, and Mama's mysterious bag on a stagecoach for 21 days.
Fire at the Triangle Factory Il. by Mary O'Keefe Young xz IR
Two girls working in a factory barely escape the deadly fire of 1911.
McCully, Emily Arnold
Mirette on the High Wire xz
In 19th century Paris, Mirette dreams of walking the tightrope.
McKissack, Patricia C.
Goin' Someplace Special Il. by Jerry Pinkney xz
There is one place in 'Tricia Ann's city where people of all races are welcome, and she's going there today.
The Drinking Gourd Il. by Fred Brenner xz IR
Tommy breaks the law to help slaves escape to freedom on the undergound railroad.
The Butterfly xz
Monique doesn't know that her mother is hiding a family of Jews from the Nazis until she is visited one night by the daughter, Sevrine.
Grandfather's Journey xz
How is it possible to love one country so much, and be so homesick for another?
Turner, Ann Warner
Dust for Dinner Il. by Robert Barrett xz IR
After the dust storms of the 1930s destroy their farm, Jake and his family move from Oklahoma to California.
Dad, Jackie, and Me Il. by Colin Bootman xz
For a young boy and his deaf father, Jackie Robinson is the most important part of the 1947 baseball season.
Freedom Summer Il. by Jerome Lagarrigue xz
In the summer of 1964, historic national events are seen through the eyes of two best friends, John Henry and Joe.
Before We Were Free x
Twelve-year-old Anita must go into hiding when her family is caught plotting against the dictator of the Dominican Republic in the early 1960s.
Iron Thunder x
When Tom has to support his mother and sister during the Civil War, he works on one of the first ironclad ships, which nobody thought would even float!
The Shakespeare Stealer x
In plague-ridden 1602 England, an orphan boy finds out about his parents when he goes on the road with Shakespeare's troupe.
A Lion to Guard Us x
Three children's hair-raising adventures as they make their way to the Virginia Colony in search of their father.
Al Capone Does My Shirts x
Twelve-year-old Moose would think living on an island was fun - if it wasn't Alcatraz Island.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Il. by Ronald Himler x
Japanese legend says folding 1000 paper cranes can save a life, but will it save Sadako, a 12-year-old girl dying of leukemia from an atomic bomb dropped during WWII?
Compestine, Ying Chang
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party x
During China's Cultural Revolution, 9-year-old Ling gets bullied because she has long hair and because her doctor father is in jail.
Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 x
Nothing will ever be the same after this African American family's trip to the South.
Curtis, Christopher Paul
Elijah of Buxton x
Elijah, the first free-born child in a settlement of former slaves, has to grow up fast in order to help a friend.
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple x
California Morning Whipple (Lucy) hates it when her mother moves the family to a rough mining town in 1849.
Catherine, Called Birdy x
Will Catherine, in the year 1290, get out of marrying one of her awful suitors?
The Courage of Sarah Noble x
Will Sarah find the courage to stay by herself in the wilderness when her father must leave?
Bull Run x
The glory, the horror, the disillusionment, and the thrill of the Civil War's first battle.
By the Great Horn Spoon! x
In the wilds of California, Jack and Praiseworthy strike it rich - for a time.
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Nory Ryan's Song x
When all the potatoes in Ireland rot in the ground in 1845, 12-year-old Nory must prevent her family from starving to death.
Nicholas stows away on Captain Cook's first voyage around the world.
Out of the Dust x
For 14-year-old Billie Jo, 1934 is a year of too much dust and too little rain.
Holm, Jennifer L
Penny from Heaven x
In the summer of 1953, two questions haunt Penny: will the two sides of her family EVER learn to get along, and will the Dodgers EVER win the World Series?
During WWII, Japanese-American Sumiko and her family are sent to a relocation camp in Poston, Arizona.
When Nathaniel's dad brings home an orphan boy named John Worth to help out on their Nebraska farm in the 1800s, Nathaniel is horribly jealous - and John isn't too happy, either.
Landed Il. by Yangsook Choi xz
In the early 1900s, Sun journeys from China to join his father in America, but first he must prove he is his father's son.
Miller, Sarah Elizabeth
Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller x
Annie Sullivan's own hard childhood prepared her well for teaching the kicking, screaming bundle of energy that was the young Helen Keller.
Baseball Saved Us Il. by Don Lee x
Playing baseball helps a Japanese-American boy endure both an internment camp during WWII and bullying and teasing after the war is over.
Sing Down the Moon x
1864 starts out well but then becomes a year of tragedy and change for young Bright Morning and her Navajo tribe.
Osborne, Mary Pope
Adaline Falling Star x
Adaline's father, Kit Carson, sends her to St. Louis after her mother dies but the cruelty of her relatives forces her to flee.
Park, Linda Sue
A Single Shard x
In 12th-century Korea, a homeless orphan usually has no future - but young Tree-Ear dreams of becoming a master potter.
Park, Linda Sue
When My Name Was Keoko x
When Japan occupies Korea during WWII, 10-year-old Sun-hee and her brother are forced to adopt Japanese names and suffer many harsh changes to their lives.
Lyddie works long, exhausting hours as a factory girl to pay off her family's debts.
The Legend of Bass Reeves x
Born a slave, Bass grows up to be the most successful federal marshal in the West.
Fair Weather x
In 1893, the Beckett siblings take a life-changing trip to the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago.
The Redheaded Princess x
King Henry VIII executed her mother for treason, so how could nine-year-old Princess Elizabeth ever hope to grow up to be queen of England?
Ryan, Pam Munoz
Esperanza Rising x
Esperanza and her mother face many difficulties when they are forced to flee their comfortable rancho in Mexico and become farm laborers in California.
Schlitz, Laura Amy
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village Il. by Robert Byrd x 815 S344
Life is difficult in 1255 England for villeins, varlets, half-wits and snigglers.
Shadows of Ghadames x
In Libya in the 1800s, girls and women are not allowed to go outside or learn to read - but when a stranger appears one day, 11-year-old Malika's life changes forever.
Taylor, Mildred D.
The Land x
The son of a white landowner and an African-Indian slave makes a successful life for himself despite cruelty and injustice in this prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
The Bracelet Il. by Joanne Yardley x
Not only are seven-year-old Emi and her Japanese-American family sent away from their homes to an internment camp in 1942, but Emi also loses the bracelet her best friend gave her.
Journey to Topaz x
After Pearl Harbor is attacked, Yuki and her family are among the many Japanese-Americans forced out of their homes and into a camp in the Utah desert.
Mary on Horseback: 3 Mountain Stories x
In the 1920s, Mary Breckinridge rides horseback to bring medical care to the sick people of the Appalachian Mountains.
Wood, Frances M.
Daughter of Madrugada x
Cesa's life is changed forever when gold is discovered and Americans invade her family's California rancho in the late 1840s.
The Red Rose Box x
After a hurricane kills Leah and Ruth's parents in 1954, the sisters move to Los Angeles to start a new life with their aunt and uncle.
In the early 1900s, a Chinese boy in San Francisco helps his father realize a dream.
When the Circus Came to Town x
In a tiny Montana town in the early 20th century, a Chinese cook helps 10-year-old Ursula overcome her shame of her smallpox-scarred face.