Houghton Mifflin

Wildthorn

By Jane Eagland - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Insane asylums of the 19th century were a bad place to be locked up, particularly for those unfortunate women who were sane when ...Read Review

Annexed

By Sharon Dogar - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Amsterdam is under Nazi occupation. For most teenagers, the idea of being stuck in a few small rooms with your family for months ...Read Review

Sources of Light

By Margaret McMullan - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It takes courage to face injustice in life. It takes no less courage to write about the many ways people hurt each other ...Read Review

The Education of Bet

By Lauren Baratz-Logsted - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Sixteen-year-old Bet yearns to go away to school like her friend Will, but in 19th-century England girls are barred from traditional education. Will ...Read Review

Crows & Cards

By Joseph Helgerson - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Twelve-year-old Zebulon Crabtree doesn’t want to be steaming down the Mississippi on a riverboat in 1849. His father is sending him to be ...Read Review

The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Percival: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone

By Dene Low - Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Dene Low, the pen name for author Laura Card, has created a wonderful tale of Victorian fantasy in this first novel. The Entomological ...Read Review

T4: A Novel

By Ann Clare LeZotte - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The title refers to the Nazi plan, hatched at Tiergartenstrasse 4 in Berlin, to eliminate the disabled in the name of racial purity. While ...Read Review

Indignation

By Philip Roth - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

Up until the last thirty pages, this book reads like a wonderfully funny and bittersweet coming of age novel, though there are hints ...Read Review

Fanon

By John Edgar Wideman - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

Franz Fanon, who died in 1961, is most famous for his book, The Wretched of the Earth, which excoriated racism and colonialism. A psychiatrist ...Read Review

I Want to Live

By Nina Lugovskaya (transl. Andrew Bromfield) - Published 2007Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

  This is the diary of a girl in her teens, writing during the mid-1930s under Stalin’s Soviet Union. Nina’s ...Read Review