American Girl series

Meet Kaya: An American Girl

By Janet Shaw

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In 1764, when Kaya and her family reunite with other Nez Percé Indians to fish for the red salmon, she learns that bragging, even about her swift horse, can lead to trouble. Includes historical notes on the Nez Percé Indians.
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Hoofbeats of Danger

By Holly Hughes

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In 1860, eleven-year-old Annie, who lives at the Red Buttes Pony Express station in the Nebraska Territory, asks Pony Express rider Billy Cody to help her find the person responsible for sabotaging her favorite pony Magpie.

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Julie and the Eagles

By Megan McDonald

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Julie and her best friend, Ivy, find a baby owl in Golden Gate Park--and it needs help. At a wildlife rescue center, Julie meets Shasta and Sierra, two bald eagles that will be caged for life, unless money is raised to release them back into the wild. For Earth Day, Julie thinks of a unique way to tell the public of the eagles' plight. The "Looking Back" section explores the beginning of the environmental movement.
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Candlelight for Rebecca

By Jacqueline Dembar Greene

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While Rebecca Rubin helps her building's ailing superintendent take care of his homing pigeons, she puzzles over what to do with the Christmas centerpiece her teacher insisted she make but which has no place in her Jewish home.

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If you like Mystery on Skull Island by Elizabeth McDavid Jones

 The American Girls are really neat. I like reading their stories to find out how girls used to live in the past.Did you know there are a lot of other American Girl History Mysteries? Here are a couple you may like:

Kit Learns a Lesson

By Valerie Tripp

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In 1934 Kit finds that she has hard lessons to learn about the Depression both at home, where she is helping her mother run a boarding house while her father looks for a new job, and at school, where a fight spoils the preparations for the Thanksgiving pageant.
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Addy's Cookbook: A Peek at Dining in the Past with Meals You Can Cook Today

By Rebecca Sample Bernstein

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Young cooks can learn about cooking in the Civil War era. Through words and pictures, with recipes and instructions, they will learn to make chicken shortcake, collard greens, cornbread, potato salad, lemonade, peach cobbler, pound cake, buttermilk biscuits with gravy, fried apples, and more.

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Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery

By Evelyn Coleman

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When her family moves to Philadelphia's Society Hill neighborhood in 1866, Addy discovers that her new home holds dangerous secrets--including one connected to the North Carolina plantation she had escaped from only two years earlier. Includes a brief overview of the experiences of African Americans during Reconstruction, the period immediately following the Civil War.
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