Children/Young Adult

I, Dred Scott

By Sheila P. Moses - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

An easy-read young people’s version of the mid-nineteenth century Dred Scott case—in which the Supreme Court shamed itself by declaring that ...Read Review

Brooklyn Rose

By Ann Rinaldi - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It is December 16, 1899, when Rose Frampton pens the opening entry in her birthday present, a gilt-edged journal. As she reflects upon describing her ...Read Review

Nine Days A Queen

By Ann Rinaldi -

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

This novel perfectly and uncomplicatedly reveals the compelling story of Lady Jane Grey. Her story, which is told in a first person narrative, ...Read Review

I Had Seen Castles

By Cynthia Rylant - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Newbery medalist Cynthia Rylant has crafted a book that speaks as easily to this generation as any generation that experiences war. I Had ...Read Review

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

By Joseph Bruchac - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Joseph Bruchac has created a wise, big-hearted character in Ned Begay, the Navajo narrator of this riveting WWII novel. Though thrust at a ...Read Review

The Dragon Throne

By Michael Cadnum - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The first book in this trilogy—about two crusading squires in the twelfth century—was a National Book Award finalist, and Michael Cadnum ...Read Review

Blast to the Past #1: Lincoln’s Legacy

By Rhody Cohon - By Stacia Deutsch - Published 2005

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

This book introduces a new time-travel series for children. My six-year-old son, nine-year-old daughter, and I all say “hooray!” The premise is uncomplicated ...Read Review

The Orange Trees of Versailles

By Annie Pietri - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

A very different picture of the court of the Sun King. This novel, written for young adults, is another one with an intriguing ...Read Review

In the Shadow of the Ark

By Anne Provoost - By trans. John Nieuwenhuien - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Flemish author Anne Provoost’s In The Shadow of the Ark grips the reader with vivid scenes, well-developed characters, and beautiful language. She ...Read Review

Atticus of Rome, 30 B.C.

By Barry Denenberg - Published 2004

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This would be a wonderful tale to read in conjunction with a middle school history section on the ancient European world. There is ...Read Review