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By Randi Pink -
Angel Hill and Isaiah Wilson have grown up in the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the prosperous Black community known until summer 1921 as “...Read Review
By Sam Maggs -
This graphic novel recounts the adventures of real-life 18th-century pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, with cameo appearances by Jack Rackham. Anne’s ...Read Review
By Eden Royce -
Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy
Root Magic begins with eleven-year-old Jezebel Turner at her grandmother’s burial in 1963 in the marshy South Carolina Lowcountry, along with her twin, ...Read Review
By Dan Gutman -
Eleven-year-old Harry Mancini lives in the same New York City house Harry Houdini once lived in, so our modern-day Harry is obsessed with ...Read Review
By Tammar Stein -
Beni’s moshav is located just three miles from the Syrian border. When a surprise attack occurs on Yom Kippur, his agricultural cooperative ...Read Review
By Anna Godbersen -
The diaphanous cover undermines the depth and complexity of this Gilded Age Romance. The title refers not only to our heroine, but also ...Read Review
By Blue Spruell -
Feudal Japan, 1596. When his parents are attacked and killed by a rival lord, Tarō narrowly escapes with his life. He’s found by ...Read Review
By Michaela MacColl -
Shanghai, 1870. When the matchmaker declares 12-year-old Ning unmarriageable (she’s too tall, has “unnatural” green eyes and unbound feet), Ning’s mother writes ...Read Review
By Laurence Luckinbill -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
In their appealing young adult graphic novel, Luckinbill and Tait present the facts of President Theodore Roosevelt’s life in compact form, while ...Read Review
By Kate Albus -
Orphans William, Edmund, and Anna have recently lost their only living relative, their grandmother. Because it’s 1940 and the Germans are bombing London ...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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