• A Place to Hang the Moon

    A Place to Hang the Moon

    Albus, Kate

    In World War II England, three orphaned siblings seek a permanent, loving home when they are evacuated to the countryside during the Blitz.

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  • Orange for the Sunsets

    Orange for the Sunsets

    Athaide, Tina

    Set in 1972 Uganda, amidst the rapid expulsion of people of Indian descent from the country, this story is told in alternating voices of two 12-year-old friends- Asha, of Indian descent, and Yasufo, of African descent.

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  • Catherine's War

    Catherine's War

    Billet, Julia

    As France falls to the Nazi regime, Rachel Cohen, a young Jewish girl and a budding photographer, is forced to leave school, change her name, go into hiding, and try to live through the atrocities of World War II.

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  • The Blackbird Girls

    The Blackbird Girls

    Blankman, Anne

    Classmates Valentina and Oksaka have a frought rivalry, until the fateful day that the nuclear power plant where both of their fathers work, Chernobyl, explodes. Now their very survival depends on each other as they race to flee the Chernobyl fallout.

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  • Being Clem

    Being Clem

    Cline-Ransome, Lesa

    It's 1944 Chicago, and Clem's father, who was away serving as a sailor in World War II, is killed in the Port Chicago explosion in San Francisco. Now Clem, his sisters and his mother must struggle even harder to get by in the midst of rampant racial injustice, and Clem must come to terms with his ongoing quest to live up to his father's legacy. This is the third and final novel in the "Finding Langston" trilogy.

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  • The Journey of Little Charlie

    The Journey of Little Charlie

    Curtis, Christopher Paul

    When twelve-year old Charlie's sharecropper father dies leaving the family in debt, he is forced to join the fearsome plantation overseer, Cap'n Buck, as he tracks down some people accused of stealing. But Little Charlie soon discovers that the story is more complicated than he thought.

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  • All He Knew

    All He Knew

    Frost, Helen

    Spanning 1939-1945, this story follows the plight of six-year old Henry, who becomes deaf after a fever and is taken from his family to be institutionalized in a home for the feebleminded, where he becomes friends with a conscientious objector to World War II. Written in free verse and sonnets.

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  • Ground Zero

    Ground Zero

    Gratz, Alan

    This dual narrative follows two harrowing struggles of survival. One is that of 9-year-old Brandon, who is visiting his dad in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The other narrative takes place 18 years later, and follows Reshmina, an 11-year-old girl who has grown up in a remote village in Afghanistan during the aftermath of 9-11.

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  • The Night Diary

    The Night Diary

    Hiranandani, Veera

    Told in letters to her dead mother as her family flees after the 1947 partition of India, 12-year old Nisha, who is half Muslim and half Hindu, struggles to understand her own identity and find lasting safety.

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  • When Stars Are Scattered

    When Stars Are Scattered

    Jamieson, Victoria

    This graphic novel is based on coauthor Omar Mohamed's experience with his brother Hassan, in a Kenyan refugee camp after they fled Somalia. Omar is responsible for his largely nonverbal brother in the camp, but has some important choices to make when the opportunity comes along to get an education.

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