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A long way from Chicago :   a novel in stories Juvenile Book A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

Peck, Richard, 1934-
J PECK

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.




Alchemy and Meggy Swann Juvenile Book Alchemy and Meggy Swann

Cushman, Karen.
J CUSHMAN

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.




Bear Dancer :  the story of a Ute girl Juvenile Book Bear Dancer : the story of a Ute girl

Wyss, Thelma Hatch.
J WYSS

This moving story is based on the life of a real girl. In late ninetenth-century Colorado, Elk Dress Girl, sister of Ute chief Ouray, is captured by Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors, rescued by the white "enemy," and finally returned to her home. Elk Girl later entered history books under the name Susan Johnson when she saved women and children during the Meeker Massacre. Map.




Countdown Juvenile Book Countdown

Wiles, Deborah.
J WILES

Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall.




Elijah of Buxton Juvenile Book Elijah of Buxton

Curtis, Christopher Paul.
J CURTIS

In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.




January's sparrow Juvenile Book January's sparrow

Polacco, Patricia.
J POLACCO

After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.




Klondike gold book Klondike gold

Provensen, Alice.
E PROVENS

A fictionalized account of William Howell, a young prospector who braved the arduous journey from Boston to the Yukon Territory in search of gold in the Klondike River valley.




One crazy summer Juvenile Book One crazy summer

Williams-Garcia, Rita.
J WILLIAM

In the summer of 1968, after travelling from Brooklyn to Oakland, California, to spend a month with the mother they barely know, eleven-year-old Delphine and her two younger sisters arrive to a cold welcome as they discover that their mother, a dedicated poet and printer, is resentful of the intrusion of their visit and wants them to attend a nearby Black Panther summer camp.




Roll of thunder, hear my cry Juvenile Book Roll of thunder, hear my cry

Taylor, Mildred D.
J TAYLOR

A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.




Sarah, plain and tall Juvenile Book Sarah, plain and tall

MacLachlan, Patricia.
J MACLACH

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.




Seaman's journal :   on the trail with Lewis and Clark Juvenile Book Seaman's journal : on the trail with Lewis and Clark

Eubank, Patti Reeder.
J EUBANK

Seaman, the Newfoundland dog belonging to Meriwether Lewis, keeps an account of their adventures during the journey to the Pacific.




The best bad luck I ever had Juvenile Book The best bad luck I ever had

Levine, Kristin (Kristin Sims), 1974-
J LEVINE

In Moundville, Alabama, in 1917, twelve-year-old Dit hopes the new postmaster will have a son his age, but instead he meets Emma, who is black, and their friendship challenges accepted ways of thinking and leads them to save the life of a condemned man.




The evolution of Calpurnia Tate Juvenile Book The evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Kelly, Jacqueline.
J KELLY

In central Texas in 1899, eleven-year-old Callie Vee Tate is instructed to be a lady by her mother, learns about love from the older three of her six brothers, and studies the natural world with her grandfather, the latter of which leads to an important discovery.




The hope chest Juvenile Book The hope chest

Schwabach, Karen.
J SCHWABA

When eleven-year-old Violet runs away from home in 1918 and takes the train to New York City to find her older sister who is a suffragist, she falls in with people her parents would call "the wrong sort," and ends up in Nashville, Tennessee, where "Suffs" and "Antis" are gathered, awaiting the crucial vote on the nineteenth amendment.




The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg Juvenile Book The mostly true adventures of Homer P. Figg

Philbrick, W. R. (W. Rodman)
J PHILBRI

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.




The porcupine year Juvenile Book The porcupine year

Erdrich, Louise.
J ERDRICH

In 1852, forced by the United States government to leave their beloved Island of the Golden Breasted Woodpecker, fourteen-year-old Omokayas and her Ojibwe family travel in search of a new home.




Thin wood walls Juvenile Book Thin wood walls

Patneaude, David.
J PATNEAU

When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Joe Hamada and his family face growing prejudice, eventually being torn away from their home and sent to a relocation camp in California, even as his older brother joins the United States Army to fight in the war.




Turtle in paradise Juvenile Book Turtle in paradise

Holm, Jennifer L.
J HOLM

In 1935, when her mother gets a job housekeeping for a woman who does not like children, eleven-year-old Turtle is sent to stay with relatives she has never met in far away Key West, Florida.




Weedflower Juvenile Book Weedflower

Kadohata, Cynthia.
J KADOHAT

After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.




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