The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States

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A Time of Miracles
Anne-Laure Bondoux

HIST TEEN BONDOUX

In the early 1990s, a boy with a mysterious past and the woman who cares for him endure a five-year journey across the war-torn Caucasus and Europe, weathering hardships and welcoming encounters with other refugees searching for a better life.


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The Last Dragon
Silvana de Mari

SF TEEN DE MARI

Struggling to survive in a post apocalyptic world after his village is destroyed, Yorsh, the earth’s last elf, must embark on a perilous quest to decipher a powerful prophecy and find the last dragon, who holds the key to saving the world from the Dark Age that has begun.


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The Thief Lord
Cornelia Funke

TEEN FUNKE

An exciting, magical adventure set among the crumbling canals and ancient ruins of Venice, Italy.Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious character who calls himself the “Thief Lord.” Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo relish being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. And soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them, and readers, to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.


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An Innocent Soldier
Josef Holub

HIST TEEN HOLUB

A sixteen-year-old farmhand is tricked into fighting in the Napoleonic Wars by the farmer for whom he works, who secretly substitutes him for the farmer’s own son.


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Tiger Moon
Antonia Michaelis

SF TEEN MICHAELIS

Sold to be the eighth wife of a rich and cruel merchant, Safia, also called Raka, tries to escape her fate by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their travels across India to retrieve a famous jewel that will save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king.


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The Pull of the Ocean
Jean-Claude Mourlevat

TEEN MOURLEVAT

Loosely based on Charles Perrault’s “Tom Thumb,” seven brothers in modern-day France flee their poor parents’ farm, led by the youngest who, although mute and unusually small, is exceptionally wise.


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Run, Boy, Run
Uri Orlev

HIST TEEN ORLEV

Based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside.


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Nothing
Janne Teller

TEEN TELLER

When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.


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The Lily Pond
Annika Thor

HIST J THOR

Having left Nazi-occupied Vienna a year ago, thirteen-year-old Jewish refugee Stephie Steiner adapts to life in the cultured Swedish city of Gothenburg, where she attends school, falls in love, and worries about her parents who were not allowed to emigrate.


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Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit
Nahoko Uehashi

SF TEEN UEHASHI

The wandering warrior Balsa is hired to protect Prince Chagum from both a mysterious monster and the prince’s father, the Mikado.


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Moribito II: Guardian of the Darkness
Nahoko Uehashi

SF TEEN UEHASHI

The wandering female bodyguard Balsa returns to her native country of Kanbal, where she uncovers a conspiracy to frame her mentor and herself.


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When I Was a Soldier
Valerie Zenatti

921 ZENATTI

Like all young Israelis, Valérie Zenatti enlisted in the national defense service on her 18th birthday, where for the next two years she endured rigorous training and harsh living conditions, ultimately participating in top-secret missions with the secret service.


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