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1 - Finding Langston

Lesa Cline-Ransome · Holiday House

In a debut historical novel about the Great Migration a boy discovers Chicago's postwar South Side and the poetry of Langston Hughes.

When 11-year-old Langston's mother dies in 1946, he and his father leave rural Alabama for Chicago's brown belt as a part of what came to be known...
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2 - Beyond the Bright Sea

Lauren Wolk · Dutton Books for Young Readers

"An award-winning, well-researched, historical novel about an orphaned girl who sets out with her adoptive father to learn about her past despite the many dangers they face. A poignant story of belonging and the meaning of family." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

- Winner...
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3 - Full of Beans

Jennifer L Holm · Random House Books for Young Readers

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award Five Starred Reviews A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016 Grown-ups lie. That's one truth Beans knows for sure. He and his gang know how to spot a whopper a mile away, because they are the savviest bunch of barefoot conchs (that means "locals")...
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4 - The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz · Candlewick Press

Winner of the 2016 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
A 2016 Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Award Winner
Winner of the 2016 National Jewish Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature

Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen...
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5 - Dash

Kirby Larson · Scholastic Press

Although Mitsi Kashino and her family are swept up in the wave of anti-Japanese sentiment following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Mitsi never expects to lose her home -- or her beloved dog, Dash. But, as World War II rages and people of Japanese descent are forced into incarceration camps,...
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6 - Bo at Ballard Creek

Kirkpatrick Hill · Henry Holt

It's the 1920s, and Bo was headed for an Alaska orphanage when she won the hearts of two tough gold miners who set out to raise her, enthusiastically helped by all the kind people of the nearby Eskimo village.

Bo learns Eskimo along with English, helps in the cookshack, learns...

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7 - Chickadee

Louise Erdrich · HarperCollins; 1 edition

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, Chickadee is the first novel of a new arc in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.Twin brothers Chickadee and Makoons have done everything together since they were...
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8 - Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos · Farrar Straus Giroux

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible...

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9 - One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia · Amistad

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*

Eleven-year-old...

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10 - The Storm in the Barn

Matt Phelan · Candlewick; First Edition edition

Tall tale. Thriller. Gripping historical fiction. This artful, sparely told graphic novel — a tale of a boy in Dust Bowl America — will resonate with young readers today.In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges local bullies, his fathers...
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11 - Chains

Laurie Halse Anderson · Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?

As the Revolutionary War begins, thirteen-year-old Isabel wages her own fight...for freedom. Promised freedom upon the death of their owner, she and her sister, Ruth, in a cruel twist of fate become the property...
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12 - Elijah of Buxton

Christopher Paul Curtis · Scholastic Press; First Edition edition

Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement...
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13 - The Green Glass Sea

Ellen Klages · Viking Juvenile; First Edition edition

It is 1943, and 11-year-old Dewey Kerrigan is traveling west on a train to live with her scientist father - but no one, not her father nor the military guardians who accompany her, will tell her exactly where he is. When she reaches Los Alamos, New Mexico, she learns why: he's working...
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14 - The Game of Silence

Louise Erdrich · HarperCollins

Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior.It is 1850, and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest...
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15 - Worth

A. LaFaye · Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers; 1ST edition

After Nathaniel's leg is crushed in an accident, his father brings home an orphan boy, John Worth, to help work the fields. Worth has come to Nebraska from New York City on the Orphan Train, which brings homeless children west to find new lives. Nathaniel feels increasingly jealous...
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16 - The River Between Us

Richard Peck · Dial; First Edition edition

Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole country is changing in 1861-even the folks from a muddy little Illinois settlement on the banks...
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17 - Trouble Don't Last

Shelley Pearsall · Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1 edition

Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hacklers slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life hes ever knownuntil one dark night in , that is.With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run. The journey north seems much...
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18 - The Land

Mildred D. Taylor · Dial

Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award! Millions of fans have followed the Logan family in their seven-book series. Living in the South in the not-so-distant past, the Logans are the only black family to own farmland, while most of their black neighbors are sharecroppers on white-owned...
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