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Morning Girl
3.43 avg. rating
· 1384 Ratings
In alternating chapters, Morning Girl, a twelve year old Taino, and her younger brother, Star Boy, vividly recreate life on a Bahamian island in 1492 --- a life that is rich, complex, and soon to be t…
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3.81 avg. rating
· 465 Ratings
When Ohkwa'ri overhears a group of older boys planning a raid on a neighboring village, he immediately tells his Mohawk elders. He has done the right thing—but he has also made enemies. Grabber and hi…
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A Lion to Guard Us
3.76 avg. rating
· 1894 Ratings
The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the Ame…
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Krista Kim-Bap
3.86 avg. rating
· 138 Ratings
Krista and Jason have been best friends since preschool. It never mattered that he was a boy with reddish brown hair and she was "the Korean girl" at school. Now in fifth grade, everyone in their clas…
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Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection
Meet the Trickster, a crafty creature or being who disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself in the process. Whether a coyote or rabbit, raccoon or raven, Tricksters…
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Ben & Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos
Ever wonder where inventors get their ideas? As it turns out, the great inventor Benjamin Franklin got his best ideas from a mouse named Amos! Funny, interesting and wise, this classic tale has been a…
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A Wolf Called Wander
4.15 avg. rating
· 1622 Ratings
Swift, a young wolf cub, lives with his pack in the mountains learning to hunt, competing with his brothers and sisters for hierarchy, and watching over a new litter of cubs. Then a rival pack attacks…
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The Birchbark House (Birchbark House, #1)
Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdric…
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A Voice of Her Own: The Story of Phillis Wheatley, Slave Poet
"We’ll call her Phillis."

In 1761, a young African girl was sold to the Wheatley family in Boston, who named her Phillis after the slave schooner that had carried her. Kidnapped from her home in Africa…
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Riding Freedom
4.16 avg. rating
· 6257 Ratings
Charlotte Parkhurst is raised in an orphanage for boys, which suits her just fine. She doesn’t like playing with dolls, she can hold her own in a fight, and she loves to work in the stables. Charlotte…
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4.20 avg. rating
· 1591 Ratings
When Christopher Columbus landed on the island of San Salvador in 1492, what he discovered were the Taino Indians. Told from a young Taino boy’s point of view, this is a story of how the boy tried to …
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Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba, Angola, Africa, 1595
In 1595, Nzingha is the strong, intelligent daughter of the Ngola (leader) of the Mbundu people of Ndongo (in modern-day Angola), loyal to her people and willing to fight for them. Unfortunately, beca…
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The Winter People
3.61 avg. rating
· 244 Ratings
"Full of history, danger, courage and raw survival, this compelling novel by acclaimed author Joseph Bruchac is certain to have readers on the edge of their seat, start to finish." —The Dallas Morning…
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The Game of Silence
4.11 avg. rating
· 1212 Ratings
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, The Game of Silence is the second novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich.…
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The Nerviest Girl in the World
4.15 avg. rating
· 344 Ratings
A feisty girl from a family of ranchers lands a job as a daredevil stunt girl in the early days of silent film.

Pearl lives on a ranch where her chores include collecting eggs and feeding ornery ostric…
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Grandfather's Journey
4.14 avg. rating
· 15682 Ratings
Through compelling reminiscences of his grandfather's life in America and Japan, Allen Say delivers a poignant account of his family's unique cross-cultural experience. He warmly conveys his own love …
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The Arrow Over the Door
3.25 avg. rating
· 438 Ratings
To fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British and the Patriots will soon meet in battle near his home in S…
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The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906
A gripping portrait of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner Laurence Yep.

When the quake subsides, Chin and Henry and their families are lucky to be alive. But now the…
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Nim's Island (Nim #1)
3.88 avg. rating
· 3378 Ratings
A girl. An iguana. An island. And e-mail. Meet Nim–a modern-day Robinson Crusoe! She can chop down bananas with a machete, climb tall palm trees, and start a fire with a piece of glass. So she’s not a…
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Blood on the River: James Town, 1607
3.98 avg. rating
· 4266 Ratings
Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier is a lowly commoner on the streets of London. So when he becomes the page of Captain John Smith and boards the ship the Susan Constant, bound for the New World, he can't…
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The Double Life of Pocahontas
3.45 avg. rating
· 510 Ratings
In a story that is as gripping as it is historical, Jean Fritz reveals the true life of Pocahontas. Though at first permitted to move freely between the Indian and the white worlds, Pocahontas was eve…
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1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
Countering the prevailing, traditional story of the first Thanksgiving, with its black-hatted, silver-buckled Pilgrims; blanket-clad, be-feathered Indians; cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie; and turkey, th…
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The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland's Good Fortune
In the first book he has both written and illustrated, master artist P.J. Lynch brings a Mayflower voyager’s story to vivid life.

At a young age, John Howland learned what it meant to take advantage of…
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A Kid's Guide to Native American History: More than 50 Activities (A Kid's Guide series)
Hands-on activities, games, and crafts introduce children to the diversity of Native American cultures and teach them about the people, experiences, and events that have helped shape America, past and…
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The Kidnapped Prince: The Life of Olaudah Equiano
Illustrated with black-and-white archival engravings with an introduction by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving
In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket people, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive in the rugged land the…
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Black Heroes of the American Revolution
Crispus Attucks is known as the escaped slave whose freedom ended when he died in the Boston Massacre, but there are many other lesser-known black men and women who made enormous contributions to U.S.…
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Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse
4.02 avg. rating
· 1709 Ratings
Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse –this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishi…
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The Secret School
3.80 avg. rating
· 3968 Ratings
More than anything, Ida Bidson wants to become a teacher. To do that, she must finish eighth grade, then go on to high school. But her dream falters when the one-room school in her remote Colorado tow…
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Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified, and t…
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Thief River Falls
3.95 avg. rating
· 33121 Ratings
Harrowing loss, psychological trauma, and a deadly mystery test the human will to survive in this electrifying novel from award-winning author Brian Freeman.

Lisa Power is a tortured ghost of her forme…
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