Teens from Other Times

Great historical fiction for teens.

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A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
Artist/Author/Cast:
Mazer, Harry
Call Number:
YP F Mazer
Description:

On December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

After the War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Matas, Carol
Call Number:
YP F Matas
Description:

After her release from a concentration camp, fifteen-year-old Ruth leads a group of children across Europe to Palestine.

Before We Were Free
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alvarez, Julia
Call Number:
YP F Alvarez
Description:

A 12-year-old girl lives under a ruthless dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960.

Black Storm Comin'
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilson, Diane Lee
Call Number:
YP F Wilson
Description:

Twelve-year-old Colton takes a job with the Pony Express in 1860 after his father disappears.

Blue Flame
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grant, K. M.
Call Number:
F Grant
Description:

Two 13th-century teens, divided by religion and class, find support from Parsifal, who guards a much-sought religious relic.

Catch a Tiger By the Toe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Levine, Ellen
Call Number:
YP F Levine
Description:

Twelve-year-old Jamie keeps a terrible secret about her family in this novel set during the McCarthy era.

Dante's Daughter
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heuston, Kimberley B.
Call Number:
YP F Heuston
Description:

A fictionalized account of the life of Dante Alighieri's daughter, Antonia, in the decades preceding the Italian Renaissance.

Hattie Big Sky
Artist/Author/Cast:
Larson, Kirby
Call Number:
YP F Larson
Description:

Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim.

Jason's Gold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hobbs, William
Call Number:
YP F Hobbs
Description:

Fifteen-year-old Jason embarks on a 10,000 mile journey to strike it rich during the Gold Rush.

Listening for Lions
Artist/Author/Cast:
Whelan, Gloria
Call Number:
JF Whelan
Description:

After her parents die in an influenza epidemic in British East Africa in 1918, Rachel finds her life totally changed.

My Name is Not Angelica
Artist/Author/Cast:
O'Dell, Scott
Call Number:
YP F O'Dell
Description:

A young Senegalese slave girl on the island of St. John participates in the slave revolt of 1733-1734.

Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family
Artist/Author/Cast:
Rinaldi, Ann
Call Number:
YP F Rinaldi
Description:

With their father often away, the children of Patrick Henry must cope with the care of their mentally ill mother.

Pagan's Crusade
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jinks, Catherine
Call Number:
YP F Jinks
Description:

Sixteen-year-old Pagan is squire to Lord Roland, a Templar knight, as Saladin's armies close in on Jerusalem.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Artist/Author/Cast:
Taylor, Mildred D.; Pinkney, Jerry (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF/YP F Taylor
Description:

A black family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination.

Slap Your Sides
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kerr, M. E.
Call Number:
YP F Kerr
Description:

A young Quaker man chooses to be a conscientious objector during World War II, despite ridicule and slander.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Rostkowski, Margaret I.
Call Number:
YP F Rostkowski
Description:

Anti-war protester Sarah, her brother Dan, and best friend Will are three teens living during the 1960s.

The Edge on the Sword
Artist/Author/Cast:
Tingle, Rebecca
Call Number:
YP F Tingle
Description:

Based on a true story, this is the tale of a Saxon princess in 9th-century Britain.

The Hollow Tree
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lunn, Janet
Call Number:
YP F Lunn
Description:

Phoebe is thrown headlong into the turmoil of war after her cousin is hanged for being a British spy.

The King of Mulberry Street
Artist/Author/Cast:
Napoli, Donna Jo
Call Number:
YP F Napoli
Description:

In 1892, a nine-year-old Jewish boy from Naples arrives in New York penniless and alone.

The King's Shadow
Artist/Author/Cast:
Alder, Elizabeth
Call Number:
YP F Alder
Description:

After he has his tongue cut out, Evyn is sold as a slave and eventually serves England's last Saxon king.

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