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By Tonya Bolden -
Essie’s life with her mother and “aunties” in the saltbox house on Minis Street is tough, with “uncles” coming and going at ...Read Review
By Jennifer A. Nielsen -
Chaya Lindner says she’s lived three lives in her sixteen years. Her first life, a happy childhood in Krakow, Poland, with her ...Read Review
By Mario Escobar -
Helene Hannemann is a German wife and mother living in Berlin in 1943 when the German police appear with orders from the SS. They ...Read Review
By Michelle Morgan -
Soon-to-be fourteen-year-old Joe wants to be an aviator. He dreams of flying through clouds like his hero Smithy, Australia’s great aviator, Charles ...Read Review
By Candace Fleming - By Deborah Hopkinson - By Jennifer Donnelly - By Linda Sue Park - By Lisa Ann Sandell - By M.T. Anderson - By Stephanie Hemphill -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultShort Stories
Henry VIII is King of England and desperate for a male heir. The extent to which he goes to attain his goal—severing ...Read Review
By Sandra Dallas -
In 1910, the close-knit Martin family moves to Mingo, Colorado as homesteaders. All they have to do is live on the parcel of 320 acres ...Read Review
By Diane Byington -
Fifteen-year-old Faye Smith is the new girl—again—starting a new school in central Florida, where her parents have gotten jobs working in ...Read Review
By Laurie Calkhoven -
Judy, an English pointer, was born in 1936 in Shanghai. She was adopted by sailors of the British Royal Navy to join their crew ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Zunon (illus.) - By Harriet Hyman Alonso -
Martha has kept secrets her whole life. Her parents are abolitionist, conductors on the Underground Railroad. Though Connecticut is a Free State, slave ...Read Review
By P.J. Lynch (illus.) - By Ryan Tubridy -
In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy visited Ireland, where all eight of his great-grandparents had been born. During the four-day trip, JFK was ...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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