- CRRL Staff
BOSTON JANE by Jennifer L. Holm.
Schooled in the lessons of etiquette for young ladies of 1854, Miss Jane Peck of Philadelphia finds little use for manners during her long sea voyage to the Pacific Northwest and while living among the American traders and Chinook Indians of Washington Territory.
DOVE AND SWORD: A NOVEL OF JOAN OF ARC by Nancy Garden.
In 1455 in France, Gabrielle is visited by Pierre d'Arc, a brother of
Joan of Arc, and with him reminisces about their childhood together in Domremy and Joan's subsequent trial and burning at the stake at Rouen twenty-four years before.
THE RAMSAY SCALLOP by Frances Temple.
At the turn of the fourteenth century in England, fourteen-year-old
Elenor finds her betrothal to an ambitious lord's son launching her on a memorable pilgrimage to far-off Spain.
AT THE SIGN OF THE STAR by Katherine Sturtevant.
In Restoration London, the odds against 12-year-old Meg realizing her
dream-to eventually inherit and run her widowed father's bookshop-are
further complicated by his remarriage and the birth of an heir.
FIRE, BED & BONE by Henrietta Branford.
Set in 1381, this is the story of "old dog," a faithful companion and
skilled hunter. Through her keen senses and loyal heart, readers
experience the joys and sorrows of life during England's Peasants'
THE RIVER BETWEEN US by Richard Peck.
During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.
SARAH BISHOP by Scott O'Dell.
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.
A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly.
In 1906, sixteen-year-old Mattie, determined to attend college and be a writer against the wishes of her father and fiance, takes a job at a summer inn where she discovers the truth about the death of a guest. Based on a true story.
ANNA OF BYZANTIUM by Tracy Barrett.
The teenage princess Anna Comnena (1083-1153) fights for her birthright,the throne to the Byzantine Empire, which she fears will be taken from her by her younger brother John because he is a boy.
CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY by Karen Cushman.
"I am bit by fleas and plagued by family. That is all there is to say." The diary of a thirteenth-century girl, complete with contemporary oaths like "God's thumbs!".
THE WINTER HARE by Joan Elizabeth Goodman.
In 1140, with England divided between the supporters of King Stephen and those of the Empress Matilda, twelve-year-old Will Belet, small for his age but longing to be a knight, comes to his Uncle's castle to be a page and soon finds himself involved in dangerous intrigues and adventures.