Adventures Through Time

Becoming Billie Holiday

By Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)

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This biography in verse captures the teen years and early career of the legendary jazz singer. Billie’s penchant for trouble and the hardships she overcame provide a compelling narrative while Cooper's illustrations complement the lyricism of the text.

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Beyond the Western Sea: The Escape from Home

By Avi

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From the desperately poor Irish villages of the 19th century potato famine to the streets of London and Liverpool, from the misery of crossing the Atlantic in steerage to the mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, the lives of several young people and various villains intersect fatefully in this page-turning, cinematic drama.

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Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy

By L.A. Meyer

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Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

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Boston Jane: An Adventure

By Jennifer Holm

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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.

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Chains

By Laurie Halse Anderson

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Sold as a slave to a Tory family in 1776, 13-year-old Isabel, struggling to free herself and her slow-witted younger sister, soon faces daunting choices. 

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For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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Despite the horrors of World War II, a French teenager pursues her dream of becoming an opera singer, which takes her to places where she gains information about what the Nazis are doing--information that the French Resistance needs.,

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King of Shadows

By Susan Cooper

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While in London as part of an all-boy acting company preparing to perform in a replica of the famous Globe Theatre, Nat Field suddenly finds himself transported back to 1599 and performing in the original theater under the tutelage of Shakespeare himself.
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Newes from the Dead

By Mary Hooper

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Based on an actual account from 1650, a servant girl made pregnant by the master’s grandson is hanged after her baby is found dead. What happens after a shy young doctor sees her eyelids flicker on the dissecting table makes for edge-of-the-seat reading. 

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Nobody's Princess

By Esther Friesner

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Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, headstrong Helen, who will be called queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure throughout the Mediterranean world.

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Nobody's Prize

By Esther Friesner

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Still longing for adventure, Princess Helen of Sparta maintains her disguise as a boy to join her unsuspecting brothers as part of the crew of the Argo, the ship commanded by Prince Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.

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