Arcady’s Goal, by Eugene Yelchin

Summary:  When twelve-year-old Arcady is sent to a children’s home after his parents are declared enemies of the state in Soviet Russia, soccer becomes a way to secure extra rations, respect, and protection but it may also be his way out if he can believe in and love another person–and himself.

Henry Holt

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Family Romanov, by Candace Fleming

Summary:  Traces the story of the Russian Revolution, the lives of the Romanov family, and the story of their tragic deaths, in an account that draws on primary source materials and includes period photography.

Schwartz

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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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