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By Betty G. Yee -
In Yee’s stunning debut novel, teenager Tam Ling Fan watches one night in the late 1860s as her father, the local magistrate ...Read Review
By Amy Raphael -
This is a bright, visually attractive novel which blends information, adventure and fantasy, ably illustrated by George Ermos. Nico Cloud, undervalued at home ...Read Review
By Lucy Strange - By Pam Smy (illus.) -
‘Sometimes the only way to save yourself is to save someone else’ is the theme that flows through this mystical story set during ...Read Review
By Iszi Lawrence -
The year is 1941. In a field near her home, twelve-year-old Billie Swift witnesses the crash of a Spitfire fighter plane. Billie has a ...Read Review
By Brenda Woods -
Los Angeles, 1965. Eden Coal is a young teenage African American girl who loves to play the piano and create her own compositions. She ...Read Review
By Shirley Reva Vernick -
When the fortune teller asks Abe what he’d change about his life, he responds, “I guess I’d be a different person…...Read Review
By Etan Basseri -
This delightful picture book, set in Iran of the 1950s, follows siblings Ezra and Roza as they help to prepare for their family’...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
This middle-grade novel is set in October 1962, when the world was on tenterhooks, waiting to know whether it would continue to exist due ...Read Review
By Avi -
One spring day in 1774, thirteen-year-old Noah Cope watches members of the Sons of Liberty drag his father from their Massachusetts home and tar ...Read Review
By Alisha Sevigny -
Lower Egypt, 3500 BCE. In this third book in the Secrets of the Sands trilogy, the story continues nonstop from the previous volume. As ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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