Historical Fiction

Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by CaptainYarr April 13, 2014
Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

by Captain Lyaf Yarr Title: Number the Stars Author: Lois Lowry Format: Paperback Page Count: 156 Pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Two years into World War II, Nazis are hunting Jews. Annemarie Johansens is a 10 year old girl living in Copenhagen, Denmark. But everything changes once her best friend, Ellen Rosen has […]

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Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch February 9, 2014
Review: Fly Girl by Sherri L. Smith

by BookWatch, guest reviewer Title: Fly Girl Author: Sherri L. Smith Format: Hardback Page Count: 256 Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-9 Summary: Fly Girl is about an African American girl, Ida Mae during World War II who wants to be a pilot and also help the war effort.  Her father had already taught her how […]

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Review: Aurelia by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira January 1, 2014
Review: Aurelia by Anne Osterlund

by First Mate Keira Title: Aurelia Author: Anne Osterlund Format: Paperback Page Count: 246 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 7-12 Summary: The book begins with a dead body being carted away. Readers soon learn that there’s a plot to kill the crown princess of Tyralt, but the princess herself is unaware. A grown up school […]

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Review: Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

by First Mate Keira December 12, 2013
Review: Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

By First Mate Keira Title: Education of Bet Author: Lauren Baratz-Logsted Format: Hardback Page Count: 186 Grade Reading Level: Grade 7+ Summary: Elizabeth (Bet) Smith desires to be schooled. She’s wants more than anything to attend lessons and to learn things. She doesn’t understand why Will Gardener, the nephew of the man who houses her, […]

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Review: Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

by Second Mate Embry November 18, 2013
Review: Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison by Lois Lenski

by Second Mate Embry, guest reviewer Title: Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Author: Lois Lenski Format: Paperback Page Count: 320 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Mary Jemison is living a normal life in the past during the years of British colonization of America until one day a man comes running by saying […]

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