Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed by her deceased mother’s stories of strong women of the Bible.
Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen In Poland in the 1940s, the lives of twins Chaim and Gittel feel like a fairy tale torn apart as they must rely on each other to endure life in a ghetto and the horrors of a concentration camp where they lose everything but each other.
Hamilton and Peggy!: A Revolutionary Friendship by L.M. Elliott In the throes of the Revolutionary War, Peggy Schuyler finds herself a central figure amid Loyalists and Patriots, spies and traitors, friends and family. Among those friends, she develops a relationship with Alexander Hamilton, who becomes romantically involved with her sister, Eliza.
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper Liberated from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945, sixteen-year-old Gerta tries to make a new life for herself, aided by Lev, a fellow survivor, and Michah, who helps Jews reach Palestine.
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely In a post-Second Civil War lawless West, sharpshooter Serendipity “Pity” Jones stars in, and lives at, the Theater Vespertine, but there is a dark cost to her freedom that Pity may not be willing to pay.
Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe Follows Dita Kraus from the age of fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz, through the end of World War II and beyond.
Check out all the new YA! Continued Series FictionAfter the Game by Abbi Glines (Field Party #3)After being away for two years, Riley Young returns to Lawton, Alabama, with her fifteen-month-old daughter to help take care of her grandmother who has Alzheimers, even though it means she has to face the lies that forced her to leave town in the […]
Check out what’s new in Historical Fiction! Historical FictionMemory of Things by Gae PolisnerOn the morning of September 11, 2001, sixteen-year-old Kyle Donohue watches the first twin tower come down, then while fleeing home to safety, he finds a girl covered in ash who has no memory. Almost Autumn by Marianne KaurinAs autumn approaches Ilse Stern is thinking about her […]
Continued Series Fiction:Dove Alight by Karen Bao (Dove Chronicles #3)Shy, introverted Phaet Theta has gone from being a top student to an interplanetary fugitive to the reluctant but fierce leader of a revolution. With the Earthbound on their side, she and her friends finally have a chance at toppling the evil leaders who’ve held the Moon captive for decades. But […]
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini At first glance, The Kite Runner didn’t really appeal to me. I know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes, you just can’t help it. Let me tell you that looking past the cover is the best decision I ever made. The Kite Runner is the most heart wrenching, touching story I […]