Historical Fiction for Kids & Teens
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Author: Sara Novic | Narrator: Julia Whelan
Grades: N/A
Release Date: May 12, 2015
For readers of The Tiger’s Wife and All the Light We Cannot See comes a powerful debut novel about a girl’s coming of age—and how her sense of family, friendship, love, and belonging is profoundly shaped by war.N...
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Author: Jim Shepard | Narrator: Michael Goldstrom
Grades: N/A
Release Date: May 12, 2015
The acclaimed National Book Award finalist—“one of the United States’ finest writers,” according to Joshua Ferris, “full of wit, humanity, and fearless curiosity”—now gives us a novel that will join the short...
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Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Winner of the 2016 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook ProductionAn exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars. Nine...
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Author: Kristin Levine | Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Though he thinks of himself as a cowboy, Tommy is really a bully.  He's always playing cruel jokes on classmates or stealing from the store. But Tommy has a reason: life at home is tough. His abusive mother isn't well; in fact, she may be men...
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Author: Graham Salisbury | Narrator: Greg Watanabe
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: September 09, 2014
“A gripping saga of wartime survival.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Based on a true story, this World War II novel by Scott O’Dell Award winner Graham Salisbury tells how Zenji, 17, is sent from Hawaii to the Philippines to s...
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Author: Graham Salisbury | Narrator: Greg Watanabe
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: September 09, 2014
Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats.But then Pearl Ha...
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Author: Jane Nickerson | Narrator: Dorothy Dillingham Blue
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: March 11, 2014
A Gothic thriller and captivating love story set in Civil War Mississippi   Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted stepmother and love-crazed stepsister while her father fights in the war&m...
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Author: Matthew Cody | Narrator: Maxwell Caulfield
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: October 08, 2013
This reimagining of the Robin Hood legend tells the story of the young boy behind the bandit hero's rise to fame.   Will Shackley is the son of a lord, and though just thirteen, he’s led a charmed, protected life and is the heir to Shackle...
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Author: Gennifer Choldenko | Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Alcatraz Island in the 1930s isn't the most normal place to grow up, but it's home for Moose Flanagan, his autistic sister, Natalie, and all the families of the guards. When Moose's dad gets promoted to Associate Warden, despite being an unlikely can...
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Author: Barbara Wright | Narrator: J. D. Jackson
Grades: 7-8
Release Date: July 09, 2013
The summer of 1898 is filled with ups and downs for 11-year-old Moses. He's growing apart from his best friend, his superstitious Boo-Nanny butts heads constantly with his pragmatic, educated father, and his mother is reeling from the discovery of a ...
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Author: Ruta Sepetys | Narrator: Lauren Fortgang
Grades: 9-12
Release Date: February 12, 2013
 It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life tha...
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Author: Louisa May Alcott, Jane Smiley, Vinca Showalter and Siobhán Kilfeather | Narrator: Christina Ricci
Grades: N/A
Release Date: October 23, 2012
This timeless classic is now an easy-to-read chapter book!The four March sisters--Meg, Amy, Beth, and feisty Jo--share the joys and sorrows of growing up while their father is away at war. The family is poor in worldly goods, but rich in love and cha...
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