To the Past

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Chains


by Laurie Halse Anderson

 
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
Y FIC Anderson
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A Great and Terrible Beauty


by Libba Bray


After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen year old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
Y FIC Bray
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Nobody's Princess


by Esther Friesner


Determined to fend for herself in a world where only men have real freedom, Headstrong Helen, who will be called Queen of Sparta and Helen of Troy one day, learns to fight, hunt, and ride horses while disguised as a boy, and goes on an adventure around the Mediterranean world. 
Y PBK Friesner
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Going Over


by Beth Kephart

In the early 1980's Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall -- Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.
Y FIC Kephart
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall--Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.
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To Kill a Mockingbird


by Harper Lee


The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
Y FIC Lee
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Bound


by Donna Jo Napoli


In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen year old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.
Y FIC Napoli
In a novel based on Chinese Cinderella tales, fourteen-year-old stepchild Xing-Xing endures a life of neglect and servitude, as her stepmother cruelly mutilates her own child's feet so that she alone might marry well.
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El río que nos divide


by Richard Peck


During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois. 
SP Y FIC Peck
During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.
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The Hired Girl


by Laura Amy Schlitz


Joan Skraggs draws inspiration from the heroines in the books she loves to read and leaves her Pennsylvania farm to start a coveted new life as a hired girl in Baltimore during the summer of 1911. Skraggs records her journey in hr diary as she embraces her new life.
Y FIC Schlitz
Joan Skraggs draws inspiration from the heroines in the books she loves to read and leaves her Pennsylvania farm to start a coveted new life as a hired girl in Baltimore during the summer of 1911. Skraggs records her journey in her diary as she embraces her new life.
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Out of the Easy


by Ruta Sepetys


Josie, the seventeen year old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
Y FIC Sepetys
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The Book Thief


by Markus Zusak


Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel - a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.
Y FIC Zusak