Early United States

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

By Don Tate - Published 2018


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and others, Poet is the story of an enslaved man, George Moses Horton, who labored on ...Read Review

The Shaker Murders (A Will Rees Mystery)

By Eleanor Kuhns - Published 2019



Will Rees and his family are hiding in Zion, a Shaker community in Maine, and hoping to find safety, but what Will discovers ...Read Review

The General’s Cook

By Ramin Ganeshram - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

It’s no mystery why so many historical novels have featured cooks as protagonists – food is one of the most vivid windows into ...Read Review

When Winter Comes

By V.A. Shannon - Published 2018


A narrator known as Mrs. Jacob Klein attempts to set the record straight about the ill-fated Donner Party, which left Independence, Missouri, to ...Read Review

The Eulogist

By Terry Gamble - Published 2019


Having lost claim to their holdings in Northern Ireland, the previously landed Givens family makes their way to the United States in 1819. Things ...Read Review

Tom Sawyer’s Dark Plot (Adventures in Time – 1849)

By Tim Champlin - Published 2018


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Jim, and their time-traveling friend, Zane Rasmussen, team up once again in this second installment of Champlin’s Adventures ...Read Review

The Impossible Girl

By Lydia Kang - Published 2018



1850. Jacob has many secrets. For one, Jacob is really a girl named Cora. The other secret was discovered at birth when the doctor ...Read Review

Cold Bayou (A Benjamin January Mystery)

By Barbara Hambly - Published 2018



In 1830s New Orleans, Benjamin January must fight for not only his freedom, but for the freedom of his entire family in Hambly’...Read Review

Washington Black

By Esi Edugyan - Published 2018



The future looks bleak for Washington Black, for what does an 11-year-old slave on a Barbados sugar plantation have to look forward to ...Read Review

Up From Freedom

By Wayne Grady - Published 2018


Drawing on research into his mixed-race family history, which he unexpectedly discovered as an adult, Grady evokes the complicated psychological terrain of antebellum ...Read Review

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