Book List:49 titles
  • As Confederate and Union soldiers take over their town, the local residents can do little more than hunker down in their homes while cannon and gunfire explode around them. But the battles are not only fought between soldiers. At home, fourteen-year-...


  • Cornelia Greene is fed up with gossip about her mother. Caty Littlefield Greene was once a beautiful young bride who lifted the troops' spirits at Valley Forge, but Cornelia knows that rumors of Caty's past indiscretions hurt Nathanael Greene, Cornel...


  • War is turning Juliet Bradshaw's world upside down. Her brother, Seth, rides with William Quantrill's renegade Confederate army, but he's helpless when the Yankees arrest Juliet along with the wives and sisters of Quantrill's soldiers as spies. Impri...


  • Leigh Ann Conners is spunky and determined. Although she often finds herself in trouble, she loves her two older brothers dearly and would do anything to make them proud. When the Yankees arrive in Roswell, Georgia, Leigh Ann places a French flag ...


  • Claire Louise Corbett and her Confederate family flee their home as Union soldiers shell their town of Vicksburg, Mississippi. They venture out from the safety of a cave only three times a day, when the Union army takes their meals at eight in the mo...


  • Eleven-year-old Harriet Whitehead is an outsider in her own family. She feels accepted and important only when she is entrusted to write letters for her blind stepmother. Then Nat Turner, a slave preacher, arrives on her family's plantation and Harri...


  • Growing up, Elizabeth fears she can never be Queen. Although she is the King's daughter, no woman can ever hope to rule over men in England, especially when her mother has been executed for treason. For all her royal blood, Elizabeth's life is fraugh...


  • Now that her father is dead, CeCe McGill is left to wonder why he risked his life for the ragged slaves who came to their door in the dead of night. When her uncle, an ornithologist, insists she accompany him to Georgia on an expedition in search of ...


  • Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for ne...






  • On the night of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, his frantic wife, Mary, calls for her best friend and confidante, Elizabeth Keckley. But the woman is mistakenly kept from her side by guards who were unaware of Mary Todd Lincoln’s clos...


  • In 1741, while America is at war with Catholic Spain, Phoebe must save her friend Cuffee from execution when the whites in New York City accuse the black slaves of planning a revolt, which erupts into violence and the deaths of many innocent people. ...


  • I had freckles. I had sandy hair. I was too short. Would my feet even touch the ground if I sat on the throne? These are the words of lady Jane Grey, as imagined by celebrated author Ann Rinaldi. Jane would become Queen of England for only nine day...


  • It's 1900--the dawn of a new century--and never in her wildest dreams did fifteen-year-old Rose Frampton ever think she'd leave her family and home on the peaceful shores of her island plantation in South Carolina . . . especially not to live with a ...


  • What if? In the most famous mutiny in the world, Fletcher Christian risked imprisonment by leading a rebellion aboard the HMS Bounty in 1789. But what happened to Fletcher Christian after that? There were stories that he survived a vicious massacre ...


  • Based on a true story set in 1861, this tale tells of a determined woman who broke the rules to gain her independence and, in the process, ended up becoming caretaker of George Washington’s Mount Vernon home during the Civil War where, through her ...



  • When I was four and my daddy left, I cried, but I understood. He had become part of the Gone. Oney Judge is a slave. But on the plantation of Mount Vernon, the beautiful home of George and Martha Washington, she is not called a slave. She is referre...


  • Millicent has been waiting all her life for this moment to arrive -- her fourteenth birthday and the receiving of her Gift: the power to have one wish come true. For one time in her life, she can change absolutely anything she wants. But as her bi...


  • The Civil War is at an end, but for thirteen-year-old Eulinda, it is no time to rejoice. Her younger brother Zeke was sold away, her older brother Neddy joined the Northern war effort, and her master will not acknowledge that Eulinda is his daughter....


  • THE YEAR IS 1861. When spirited teenager Sarah Louisa learns that she is to be married off to her despicable neighbor, she runs away from home. Disguising herself as a boy, Sarah boldly joins the army -- and before long is a soldier in the Civil Wa...


  • Believing it is hypocritical to do good things for the wrong reasons, thirteen-year-old Mary Harris is suspicious of her older sister's fight to become the first African-American in an all-white school, and when things turn ugly, Mary finds her own c...


  • How could Lizzy Enders's father abandon her at a girls school run by nuns? She's surrounded by Catholics--but she's Methodist! Shunned by the other boarders, Lizzy befriends a wandering carpenter named Jos, who with just three tools--and unflagging f...




  • A riveting middle-grade Civil War drama by acclaimed author, Ann Rinaldi. Based on a true incident.As the Civil War rages, Amelia's Maryland town is beset by divisions. Even she and her best friend Josh disagree. Amelia vows not to take sides, until ...


  • The final handcrafted installment by award-winning author Ann Rinaldi. "Whether they've covered the previous books or not, readers will enjoy this rip-roaring tale of adventure and suspense."-KirkusAmanda Videau had no idea what adventures she'd find...


  • In 1798 Rebecca, a young settler in the Ohio territory, meets the Shawnee chief called Tecumseh whom she grows to love and then must choose a future on her family homestead or one with the man she loves. Reprint....


  • Chaos reigns in Washington, D.C., after President Lincoln’s assassination. But for fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush, the Union’s turmoil is nothing compared to her own struggle. Sent to live with her uncle Valentine after her mother’s untimely d...


  • February 6 Names were carved on the boards that are black.... When my turn came, I asked Mrs. Mary,... "Why must I take a new name? I have a name, Little Rose." "Your old names are hard to say," she tells it. "Little Rose is not hard to say." "Th...






  • Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia...



  • "Your main responsibility is constant watchfulness." Annie Brown's father is famous for fighting against slavery. But sometimes he goes too far, Annie thinks. For instance, right now he's hiding eighteen men in a farmhouse, preparing for a raid on g...


  • “You claim to have a piece of the quilt that my sister took west?” The Chelmsford family is in an uproar. Walking Breeze, a half-Shawnee girl, has come to them claiming to be Thankful Chelmsford's daughter. Thankful Chelmsford, who was kidnapped...


  • Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley—as she comes to be known—has an eager mind and it leads her on an unusual path for a slave—she ...


  • For young Kay, growing up in middle class America during World War II is a confusing and sometimes painful experience. Her stepmother, Amazing Grace, is a selfish woman who takes her unhappiness out on those around her. And for a little girl so conce...


  • What matters? The truth? Or what people think? This question plagues thirteen-year-old Sarah Revere, daughter of the famous Patriot Paul Revere whose series of rides for the Patriots brings intelligence to the towns surrounding Boston. Dr. Jose...


  • "Everyone who has touched our lives...will have a square in the quilt." Hannah Chelmsford had always been the strong one. The one who kept the family together when her father was away. The one who cared for her brothers and sisters after her mother ...


  • An independent-minded young maid tells the story of social-climber Peggy Shippen and how she influenced Benedict Arnold’s betrayal of the Patriot forces. Revolutionary Philadelphia is brought to life as Becca seeks to find her “missing pieces” ...


  • "Mistress Bishop," said Magistrate Corwin, "you are accused of being a witch. How say you to this charge?" "I do not know what a witch is." Immediately the girls in the circle, who were sitting up front in the room, went into fits. They threw t...


  • Skirmishes are a daily event in Boston as rebelling colonists bristle against increasing taxation and British military occupation. Fourteen-year-old Rachel Marsh is an indentured servant to the ambitious young lawyer John Adams. But her loyalties are...


  • Oscie Mason, a proud daughter of the Old South, is infuriated by her stepfather's opinions about slavery, the Confederacy, and Oscie's childhood world, and when he moves the family, Oscie learns about battles fought inside the home. Reprint....


  • A rousing American legend come to life The Revolutionary War is raging. General Wayne's soldiers are freezing, underpaid, and resentful. Whispers of mutiny abound. A stone's throw from the restless camp, Tempe Wick wages her own battle for surv...



  • High-spirited. beautiful Susan Chilmark, fourteen. vows to do something meaningful to support the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite the wishes of her mother, Susan and her best friend, Connie, collect silk dresses from all the ladies of Richm...




  • The American Revolution has not yet begun in earnest, but already there are signs of rebellion in the Emerson household. Brought up in a relatively liberal home, Jemima Emerson is quite a challenge for her tutor, John Reid, who is known as a Tory wit...