Freedom’s School

By James E. Ransome - By Lesa Cline-Ransome - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Lizzie and her brother, Paul, are the children of freed slaves. Until the Emancipation Proclamation, Lizzie gets by on scraps of learning from ...Read Review

Rose Under Fire

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Rose Justice is an eighteen-year-old American pilot who travels to England in August 1944 and joins the Air Transport Auxiliary. Rose, a budding poet, ...Read Review

Secrets and Sapphires

By Leila Rasheed - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Overall, this is an enjoyable story with an engaging and likeable heroine and lots of intrigue. Set in 1912, it follows Lady Ada Averley ...Read Review

The Time Keeper

By Mitch Albom - Published 2012


Historical Fantasy

“Long ago, at the dawn of man’s history”, somewhere in ancient Mesopotamia, Dor is the first man on earth to devise ways ...Read Review

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars

By Katherine Marsh - Published 2012


Children/Young Adult

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is a story about a little man who reminds us that anything is obtainable if you stay strong ...Read Review


By J. R. Moehringer - Published 2012Published 2013


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Pulitzer Prize winner Moehringer does not tell you a couple of things in his brief author’s note about the facts behind this ...Read Review

The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

By Jonas Jonasson - Published 2012


Swedish noir may be a hot literary commodity, but apparently Swedish writers are also capable of producing humor on a grand scale. Jonas ...Read Review

Code Name Verity

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2012


Children/Young AdultMilitary

The first half of the story is told by ‘Verity’, who is being interrogated by the Gestapo. Writing is the small indulgence that ...Read Review

The Wild Rose

By Jennifer Donnelly - Published 2011



Jennifer Donnelly’s The Wild Rose is the third of her celebrated “Rose” novels, and it is every bit as wonderful as the ...Read Review

The Soldier’s Wife

By Margaret Leroy - Published 2011


When Guernsey is occupied in 1940, the islanders think it’s the beginning of the end. The Germans requisition houses for themselves, set up ...Read Review

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