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CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein

Verity is a coward, and she knows it.  Captured by Nazis, stripped to her underwear, tied to a chair, and tortured, she is prepared to talk–or write.  All she needs is paper, pen, and ink. Her confession tells the story … Continue reading

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A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly

Mattie Gokey carries many responsibilities on her shoulders.  She promised her mother (now dead) that she would care for her father and younger siblings, who live in poverty on the family’s run-down farm.  She has a budding romance with Royal … Continue reading

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CLIMBING THE STAIRS by Padma Venkatraman

15-year old Vidya is living in confusing times: India, 1941.  Though many Indians despise their British occupiers, the threat that Germany poses to the world is equally frightening. Vidya knows she is fortunate.  She lives in Bombay, where her father … Continue reading

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ESPERANZA RISING by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza Ortega leads a charmed life in Aguascalientes, Mexico.  The daughter of a wealthy ranch owner, Esperanza has everything she could ever want: servants, horses, beautiful clothes and delicious food. Then bandits attack and take away Esperanza’s father, wealth, and … Continue reading

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