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By Sean Rubin (illus.) - By Susan Kusel -
In 1933 during the Great Depression, young Muriel walks through Washington, D.C. staring at the cherry blossoms and the Lincoln Memorial, where a ...Read Review
By Gary D. Schmidt -
After the death of her best friend, Mary Jane Kowalski’s parents send her to boarding school in Maine for eighth grade. The ...Read Review
By Mia Couto -
This tale of star-crossed lovers begins in Mozambique in 1895, in a boat on the Inharrime River with 15-year-old Imani Nsambe, her father, and ...Read Review
By Teri Bailey Black -
Kate Hildebrand is a survivor. At the age of 13, kidnappers associated with her ne’er-do-well father locked her in a dark room for ...Read Review
By Barbara Bottner -
When this free-verse novel begins in 1960, fourteen-year-old Maisie lives with her unhappily married parents and misfit younger brother, David, in a cramped apartment ...Read Review
By Lois Ruby -
It’s 1953 in a college town in Kansas, and 13-year-old Marty Rafner and his parents are counting down the days until the execution ...Read Review
By Anne Bustard -
World War II ended more than three years ago, but 10-year-old Glory Bea Bennett’s father still hasn’t come home from the ...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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