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By Vicky Alvear Shecter -
Vicky Alvear Shecter, the author of three nonfiction books and the well-received YA novel Cleopatra’s Moon, sets her new novel in the ...Read Review
By Ursula Dubosarsky -
While the Vietnam War rages in a distant land, eleven Australian school girls deal with their own struggles of friendship and mystery in ...Read Review
By Jewell Parker Rhodes -
At ten years old, Sugar doesn’t know any other life but the one she’s lived on the banks of the Mississippi ...Read Review
By Saundra Mitchell -
“That I went a little mad, I could not deny.” Saundra Mitchell’s opening line of The Springsweet pulls in readers, even those ...Read Review
By Sarah Miller -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Sarah Miller’s well-researched novel The Lost Crown gives beautiful, honest voices to the teen daughters of Tsar Nicholas II in the years ...Read Review
By Donna Jo Napoli - By Jim Madsen (illus.) -
This is a wonderful selection to add to a collection of American history picture books. Donna Jo Napoli’s writing, whether it be ...Read Review
By Geraldine McCaughrean -
In this Junior Library Guild selection, Geraldine McCaughrean brings to life the showboats of the Missouri River. Twelve-year-old Cissy Sissney and her classmates ...Read Review
By Donna Jo Napoli -
Lights on the Nile is the newest title in Donna Jo Napoli’s growing list of fairy tale retellings. Many of her previous ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Partridge -
Elizabeth Partridge’s Dogtag Summer tells the moving story of Tracy, or Tuyet, a Vietnamese-American girl adopted by a Vietnam veteran and his ...Read Review
By Julie Chibbaro -
How much do you know about Typhoid Mary? Like many of us, you may believe the myth that Mary went around in New ...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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