Historical Fiction for Teens
As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a
Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a
Sikh girl, and Margaret, a
British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.
TEEN FICTION Bradbury, J.
Judith can't speak. But when her close-knit community of Roswell Station is attacked by enemies, Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in
silence, or recover her voice.
TEEN FICTION Berry, J.
In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.
TEEN FICTION Alvarez, J.
In India, in 1941, when her father becomes brain-damaged in a non-violent protest march, fifteen-year-old Vidya and her family are forced to move in with her father's extended family and become accustomed to a totally different way of life.
TEEN FICTION Venkatraman, P.
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.
TEEN FICTION Wein, E.
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
TEEN FICTION Bruchac, J.
Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.
TEEN FICTION Draper, S.
Emma has taken care of
the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a
rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in
his slave "assets", possibly including Emma.
TEEN FICTION Lester, J.
Gilt - Katherine Longshore
In 1539, Kitty Tylney and her best friend Cat Howard--the audacious, self-proclaimed "Queen of Misrule"--both servants to the Duchess of Norfolk, move to the court of King Henry VIII, who fancies Cat, and when Cat becomes queen, Kitty must learn to navigate the complexities and dangers of the royal court.
TEEN FICTION Longshore, K.
Cambodian child soldier Arn Chorn-Pond defies the odds and uses his courage and wits to survive the murderous regime of the Khmer Rouge.
TEEN FICTION McCormick, P.
In a series of
poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the
living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust
bowl years of the
TEEN FICTION Hesse, K.
When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners. Companion to Code Name Verity.
TEEN FICTION Wein, E.
Sekret - Lindsay Smith
A group of psychic teenagers in 1960s Soviet Russia are forced to use their powers to spy for the KGB.
TEEN FICTION Smith, L.
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.
TEEN FICTION Boyne, J.
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voice of Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda, a book-loving writer, feminist, and abolitionist who courageously fought injustice in nineteenth-century Cuba. Includes historical notes, excerpts from her writings, biographical information, and source notes.
TEEN FICTION Engle, M.