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By Wendelin Van Draanen -
Picking friends in a California orchard in 1936 seems as simple as picking peaches to six-year-old Ginny Rose Gilley and Peggy Simmons. Ginny Rose, ...Read Review
By Katherine Locke -
On the eve of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, 18-year-old Csilla works as a typist for a newspaper in Budapest and lives with her aunt ...Read Review
By Betsy Bird -
1920. Twelve-year-old Suzy Bowles lives on a farm in Burr Oak, Michigan, with her large family including her grumpy granny, annoying slightly older brother, ...Read Review
By Gavriel Savit -
Children/Young AdultHistorical FantasyLiterary
Imagine a Chagall who works in words, not paint. His work is intricate, moving, whimsical, Slavic, Jewish, folkloric—but his colors are limited ...Read Review
By Kester Grant -
Alternate HistoryChildren/Young Adult
Nina is the heroine in this young adult novel set in a reimagined Paris where the French Revolution has failed and the city ...Read Review
By R. J. Palacio -
From the author of Wonder comes this moving and inspirational graphic novel—the author’s first foray into this genre—about the Holocaust. ...Read Review
By Sinéad O'Hart -
Tess de Sousa is no ordinary girl! Left as an infant on the steps of Ackerbee’s Home for Lost and Foundlings, she ...Read Review
By Jerry Spinelli -
Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli weaves us a powerful tale of an eight-year old orphan in 1939 Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Some call him Jew. Some call ...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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