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Rebels & Revolutions: Real Tales of Radical Change in America

by Judy Dodge Cummings Nomad Press (August 15, 2017)

Traitor. Agitators. Rabble-rousers. Throughout American history, people who work to radically change society have been criticized, arrested, and even killed. Rebels and Revolutions: Real tales of Radical Change...

C is for Civil Rights : The African-American Civil Rights Movement | Children's History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Why did the African-Americans fight so hard for their civil rights? There are many reasons why but they all point to injustice. Open your eyes to how unfair the world was before the Civil Rights Movement. Learn...

Dark Enough to See the Stars

by Cynthia Lynn Noonan High Star Press (February 15, 2017)

Bloodhounds chase twelve-year-old slave Moses as he follows the North Star to Pennsylvania on the Underground Railroad. His mother taught him to find the star before she was sold to a plantation hundreds of...


by Walter Dean Myers Amistad (October 13, 2015)

In New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers's last novel, he delivers a gripping story based on the life of a real dancer known as Master Juba, who lived in the nineteenth century.

This engaging historical...

Rifles for Watie

by Harold Keith HarperTeen (May 19, 2015)

Winner of the Newbery Medal * An ALA Notable Children’s Book * Winner of the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

A captivating and richly detailed novel about one young soldier who saw the Civil War from both sides and...

Wonder at the Edge of the World

by Nicole Helget Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 14, 2015)

In this captivating quest that spans the globe, a young girl who wants to know everything challenges her assumptions about family, loyalty, and friendship as she fights to save her father's legacy--and to begin...

The Detective's Assistant

by Kate Hannigan Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 07, 2015)

Based on the extraordinary true story of America's first-ever female detective, this fast-paced adventure recounts feats of daring and danger...including saving the life of Abraham Lincoln!

Eleven-year-old Nell...

Harriet Tubman

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Robert Brown Aladdin (January 06, 2015)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...

A New Beginning: My Journey with Addy

by Denise Lewis Patrick & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 28, 2014)

What if you suddenly found yourself in Addy Walker's world in the middle of the Civil War? How would you feel facing new freedoms and unexpected limits? Join Addy on adventures as you outrun a slave catcher,...

Finding Freedom: An Addy Classic  Volume 1

by Connie Porter & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 28, 2014)

Addy Walker's family is planning a dangerous escape from slavery during the summer of 1864. But before they can leave, the most terrible thing Addy can imagine happens, her Poppa and her brother, Sam, are sold!...

A Heart Full  of Hope: An Addy Classic Volume 2

by Connie Porter & Juliana Kolesova American Girl (August 28, 2014)

Having Poppa home fills Addy's heart with happiness, and moving to a boarding house brings a new special friend, one who encourages Addy to always stay hopeful for the future. Then Addy enjoys the victory of...

The Red Badge of Courage

by Stephen Crane Dover Publications (February 15, 2013)

First published in 1895, this small masterpiece set the pattern for the treatment of war in modern fiction. The novel is told through the eyes of Henry Fleming, a young soldier caught up in an unnamed Civil...

The Runaway Friend: A Kirsten Mystery

by Kathleen Ernst & Jean-Paul Tibbles American Girl (March 01, 2012)

Kirsten Larson has been living on the Minnesota frontier for a only a few weeks when her neighbor and friend, Erik Sandahl, disappears. Erik had promised to help the Larsons at harvest time, and he owes Uncle...

The Other Side of Dark

Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Mystery 2010

by Sarah Smith Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 02, 2010)

Katie Mullens is known as the weird kid. Dead dad. Dead mom. Loner. Maybe crazy. Always drawing in her sketch pad, and she talks to herself—or at least that’s what it looks like. But Katie is talking to...

Stella Stands Alone

by A. LaFaye Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 09, 2010)

Stella Reid is fighting to save the home she loves. After her father is killed and her mother succumbs to yellow fever, it's up to Stella to run Oak Grove, her family's plantation. Unlike most Southerners, Stella...