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Historical Fiction for Teens

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The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones
TEEN MCQUEEN
Ethan Harper is a biracial teenager forced to spend the summer of 1955 with his white aunt and uncle in Ellison, Alabama, after getting in a fight at school.
Jo & Laurie
ROM TEEN STOHL
After the publication of her surprise bestseller Little Women, Jo March struggles to write its sequel, while also deciding her true feelings for her best friend, the boy next door, Theodore 'Laurie' Laurence.
My Calamity Jane
SF TEEN HAND
After a garou hunt goes south and Calamity Jane finds a suspicious bite on her arm, she turns tail for Deadwood, where there's talk of a garou cure. But rumors can be deceiving, meaning the gang better hightail it after her before they're a day late and a Jane short.
Saving Savannah
HIST TEEN BOLDEN
Savannah Riddle feels suffocated by her life as the daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington, D.C., until she meets a working-class girl named Nella who introduces her to the suffragette and socialist movements and to her politically active cousin Lloyd.
The Boy in the Red Dress
ROM TEEN LAMBERT
When a socialite's body is found slumped in the back alley, all signs point to Marion as the murderer. Millie is determined to prove her best friend's innocence, even if that means risking her own life.
Where the World Ends
HIST TEEN MCCAUGHREAN
In the summer of 1727, Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to harvest birds for food, and only the end of the world can explain why no boat returns to collect them.
The Fountains of Silence
HIST TEEN SEPETYS
At the Castellana Hilton in 1957 Madrid, eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson connects with Ana Moreno through photography and fate as Daniel discovers the incredibly dark side of the city under Generalissimo Franco's rule.
Kent State
HIST TEEN WILES
Told from different points of view--protesters, students, National Guardsmen, and "townies"--recounts the story of what happened at Kent State in May 1970, when four college students were killed by National Guardsmen, and a student protest was turned into a bloody battlefield.
This Light Between Us
HIST TEEN FUKUDA
In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his new pen pal, Charlie Lévy of Paris, France, is a girl, but in spite of his initial reluctance, their letters continue over the years and they fight for their friendship even as Charlie endures the Nazi occupation and Alex leaves his family in an internment camp and joins the Army.