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Good reading from the Junior High collection. Books are filed in Y Fiction under the author's last name. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.
Anderson Chains: Seeds of America    (U.S. Slavery)
Auch Ashes of Roses    (Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire)
Avi Crispin, the Cross of Lead    (England - 14th Century)
Barrett Anna of Byzantium    (Byzantine Empire – 11th Century)
Bartoletti The Boy Who Dared    (World War II)
Berry Ajeemah and His Son    (African Slave Trade)
Blackwood The Shakespeare Stealer    (Shakespeare's England)
Bruchac Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War II
Bunting S.O.S. Titanic    (Titanic)
Burgess Burning Issy    (Witchcraft – 1600s)
Choldenko Al Capone Does My Shirts    (Alcatraz - 1935)
Collier My Brother Sam Is Dead    (American Revolution)
Compestine Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party: A Novel    (China - Cultural Revolution)
Conrad My Daniel    (Frontier Life)
Cooper King of Shadows    (Shakespeare's England – 1599)
Couloumbis The Misadventures of Maude March, or, Trouble Rides a Fast Horse    (Frontier Life)
Curtis The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963    (Civil Rights)
Cushman The Loud Silence of Francine Green    (Hollywood Blacklist - 1950s)
DeFelice Weasel    (Frontier Life)
Dowell Shooting the Moon    (Vietnam War)
Erdrich Birchbark House    (Ojibwa Family - 1847)
Fleischman Bull Run    (Civil War)
Forbes Johnny Tremain: A Novel for Young and Old    (American Revolution)
Fox The Slave Dancer    (African Slave Trade)
Garden Dove and Sword: A Novel of Joan of Arc
Giff Nory Ryan's Song    (Irish Potato Famine)
Gregory Jimmy Spoon and the Pony Express    (U.S. Frontier)
Gutman Race For the Sky: The Kitty Hawk Diaries of Johnny Moore    (Wright Brothers)
Hahn The Gentleman Outlaw and Me – Eli: A Story of the Old West    (Frontier Life)
Hesse Letters from Rifka    (U.S. Immigration)
Hobbs Jason's Gold    (Alaskan Gold Rush)
Holm Penny From Heaven    (New Jersey - 1953)
Hoobler The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn    (Japan - 18th Century )
Hughes Soldier Boys    (World War II)
Hunt Across Five Aprils    (Civil War)
Kadohata Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam    (Vietnam War)
Kadohata Kira-Kira    (Japanese-Americans - 1950s)
Keehn I Am Regina    (French and Indian War)
Klages The Green Glass Sea    (Los Alamos - 1940s)
Konigsburg The Second Mrs. Giaconda    (Leonardo Da Vinci)
Laird Shadow of the Wall    (World War II)
Larson Hattie Big Sky    (Montana - 1917)
Lester Pharaoh's Daughter: A Novel of Ancient Egypt
Levine Dave at Night    (Harlem Renaissance – 1926)
Lisle Black Duck    (Prohibition)
Lynch Gold Dust    (Race Relations, Boston - 1976)
Lyons Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs    (Slavery – 1800s)
Matas Daniel's Story    (Holocaust)
Mazer A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor    (World War II)
Myers Harlem Summer    (Harlem Renaissance)
Napoli Daughter of Venice    (16th Century)
O'Dell Streams to the River, River to the Sea: A Novel of Sacagawea
Orgel The Devil in Vienna    (1938)
Orlev The Island on Bird Street    (World War II)
Park When My Name Was Keoko    (Japan-occupied Korea - 1940)
Patneaude Thin Wood Walls    (Japanese Internment Camps)
Paulsen Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War
Pausewang The Final Journey    (Holocaust)
Peck Here Lies the Librarian    (Indiana - 1914)
Perkins Criss Cross    (U.S. - 1960s)
Reuter The Boys from St. Petri    (World War II)
Ryan Esperanza Rising    (California - 1880s)
Salisbury Under the Blood-Red Sun    (World War II)
Schlitz A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama    (New England - Early 20th Century)
Schmidt The Wednesday Wars    (1960s)
Sherlock Letters From Wolfie    (Vietnam War)
Sheth Keeping Corner    (India - 1918)
Smith Elephant Run    (Burma - World War II)
Speare The Witch of Blackbird Pond    (Colonial Life)
Sturtevant A True and Faithful Narrative    (London - 17th Century)
Temple The Beduins' Gazelle    (Middle East - 1300s)
Updale Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?    (London - 19th Century)
Veciana-Suarez Flight to Freedom    (U.S. Immigration)
Vos Hide and Seek    (World War II)
Whelan Listening for Lions    (Africa - 1919)
Wilson Black Storm Comin'    (Pony Express)
Wisler Caleb's Choice    (Slavery – 1850s)
Yep Dragonwings    (Chinese-Americans in San Francisco)

Last Updated: 1/09

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