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Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose

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Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose
As tensions rise between the English settlers and the Native peoples on Roanoke Island, twelve-year-old Alis forms an impossible friendship with a native girl named Kimi. (catalog summary)

 




Currents by Jane Petrlik Smolik
In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River—the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls. (catalog summary)

 

 

 



Dear Ellen Bee : a Civil War Scrapbook of Two Union Spies by Mary E. Lyons, Muriel M. Branch
A scrapbook kept by a young black girl details her experiences and those of the older white woman, "Miss Bet," who had freed her and her family, sent her north from Richmond to get an education, and then worked to bring an end to slavery. Based on the life of Elizabeth Van Lew. (catalog summary)

 



 


The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton
A family of five moves into an enormous house once used as a hiding place for runaway slaves. Mysterious sounds and events and discoveries of secret passageways make the family believe they are in grave danger. (catalog summary)

 




 


The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
In 1929 New York City, twelve-year-old housemaid Martha O'Doyle suspects that a wealthy recluse may be trying to communicate with the outside world through the paintings on her gallery walls. (catalog summary)

 


 

 


Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River. (catalog summary)

 

 

 

 


Lizzie and the Lost Baby by Cheryl Blackford
Evacuated to a remote Yorkshire valley during World War II, a homesick ten-year-old English girl discovers an abandoned baby and befriends a gypsy boy, despite local prejudice. (catalog summary)

 





The Ravenmaster's Secret by Elvira Woodruff
It's 1735. Forrest Harper's life inside the Tower of London consists of three ways to pass the time: chores, chores, and more chores. His only friends are the spirited ravens he tends with his father. So when vicious Scottish Rebels are captured, Forrest can't wait to prove himself by standing guard. If only Forrest's prisoner hadn't turned out to be the noble and daring Maddy. And if only Maddy wasn't about to be executed. . .Now, as Forrest chooses between friendship and family, safety and escape, he and Maddy must flee, somehow navigating the cold, dank corridors of the Tower. (catalog summary)


 



Scar: A Revolutionary War Tale by Jennifer Ann Mann
Sixteen-year-old Noah Daniels wants nothing more than to fight in George Washington's Continental Army, but an accident as a child left him maimed and unable to enlist. He is forced to watch the Revolution from his family's hard scrabble farm in Upstate New York—until a violent raid on his settlement thrusts him into one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution, and ultimately, face to face with the enemy. (catalog summary)

 

 



Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg
The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape—and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who live there. (catalog summary)