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By Jane Cutler -
Summer, 1942. When Susan’s father loses his job, he moves the family from New York City to Clayton, Missouri, where he has found ...Read Review
By Angela Cerrito -
With her novel set in Poland during the Holocaust, Angela Cerrito tells the story of Anna Bauman (aka Karwolska), a nine-year-old Jew who ...Read Review
By Sara Joiner -
Thirteen-year-old Katrien Courtlandt wants nothing more than to run into the Javanese jungles and catalog beetles. But her aunt has other plans such ...Read Review
By James E. Ransome (illus.) - By Lesa Cline-Ransome -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
The language and illustrations used indicate that this is a children’s book; however, the artwork is well done and can be appreciated ...Read Review
By Jane Cutler -
Susan Marcus Bends the Rules is set during WWII in Clayton, Missouri. Missouri is quite a change for Susan Marcus, who grew up ...Read Review
By Frane Lessac (illus.) - By Mark Greenwood -
Set in 1620, The Mayflower is a cheerful rendition of the story, with charming, colorful gouache illustrations by the talented Frane Lessac. Thanks are ...Read Review
By Matt Collins (illus.) - By Sue Macy -
The history of Women’s Roller Derby is explored in this inspiring children’s picture book aimed at grades 2-4. True sports legends, ...Read Review
By Carol Brendler -
Cece is a fourteen-year-old with big dreams, especially for a girl living above a Newark, New Jersey hardware store in 1938 – she wants to ...Read Review
By Bobbi Miller -
With both her older brothers dead while serving in the Confederate Army, and nothing to keep her home, thirteen-year-old Annie Gordon sells herself ...Read Review
By M. P. Barker -
Mending Horses, the sequel to M. P. Barker’s 2008 release A Difficult Boy, reunites readers with Daniel Linnehan, an Irish teenager transplanted across ...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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