Jackaby, by William Ritter

Summary:  Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.

Algonquin

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Just a Drop of Water, by Kerry O’Malley Cerra

Summary:  Jake and Sam are best friends, but after the attacks on September 11, their friendship is in danger of crumbling as Sam and his family succumb to hatred for being Muslim American.

Sky Pony Publishing

 

Madman of Piney Woods, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Summary:  Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before–the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors.

Scholastic

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Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky, by Sandra Dallas

Summary:  After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado.

Sleeping Bear Press

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Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, by Julie Berry

Summary:  Seven very proper Victorian young ladies conspire to hide a murder from the authorities at their boarding school.

Roaring Brook Press

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Voices from the March on Washington, by J. Patrick Lewis

Summary:  Six fictional characters, in cycles of linked poems, relate their memories of the historic day in 1963 when more than 250,000 people from across the United States joined together to march on Washington, D.C., calling for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

WordSong

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Incommunicado, by Randall Platt

Summary:  When a wealthy Japanese American resort owner in a small, sleepy Oregon coastal town becomes the prime target of an angry mob, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, twelve-year-old Ruby Opal Pearl “Jewels” Stokes comes to his defense.

Sky Pony Press

 

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