The Door of No Return. Sixteen-year-old Zac never believed his grandfather's tales about their enslaved ancestors being descended from an African king, but when his grandfather is murdered and the villains come after Zac, he sets out for Ghana to find King Baktu's long-lost treasure before the murderers do. Wein, Elizabeth. The Lion Hunter. Still recovering from his ordeal as a government spy, twelve-year-old Telemakos, the half-Ethiopian grandson of King Artos of Britain, is sent with his sister to live with Abreha, the ruler of Himyar.
His Aunt Goewin warns him that Abreha is a dangerous man, but just how dangerous remains to be seen.
The story continues in The Empty Kingdom. Whelan, Gloria. Listening for Lions. Left an orphan after the influenza epidemic in British East Africa in , thirteen-year-old Rachel is tricked into assuming a deceased neighbor's identity to travel to England, where her only dream is to return to Africa and rebuild her parents' mission hospital. Aubin, Henry. Rise of the Golden Cobra. After witnessing the murder of his master by Count Nimlot in B.
Wilson, Diane L. To ride the gods' own stallion After being taken as a slave to Nineveh, thirteen-year-old Soulai finds his life intertwined with that of the son of King Ashurbanipal and a magnificent stallion and gets a chance to prove to himself and others that he is not a coward. Lester, Julius. McGraw, Eloise Jarvis. The golden goblet Ranofer struggles to thwart the plottings of his evil uncle, Gebu, so he can become a master goldsmith like their father in this exciting tale of ancient Egyptian mystery and intrigue.
Alcock, Vivien. Faulkner, Nancy. The traitor queen Willful Thalamika, irresistibly drawn to the Mycenean Prince, disdains the earnest advice of her friends, as Andrios tries desperately to uncover the truth behind flying rumors of disaster.
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Galloway, Priscilla. Aleta and the queen: a tale of ancient Greece Queen Penelope is besieged by suitors eager to claim the kingship of Ithaca; Odysseus, her husband, has been away for 19 years. Her clever attempt to stall them by spending years weaving and unraveling the same piece of cloth is exposed by the daughter of Kleea. Her companion. Kleea's granddaughter, Aleta, is ashamed of her drunken, traitorous mother.
This original retelling of the Odyssey gives readers a unique look at life on the ancient Greek "home front" while remaining faithful to the details of the classic story. Sreenivasan, Jyotsna. The moon over Crete Eleven-year-old Lily travels back in time 3, years to ancient Crete, where women and men were equal. Lawrence, Caroline.
Moss, Marissa. Features hand-printed text, drawings, and marginal notes. Ray, Mary. Doswell, Paul. Prison Ship: Adventures of a Yount Sailor. After being framed for cowardice in a sea battle, thirteen-year-old Sam and his friend Richard are sent to Australia, where they must fight for their lives in the outback. Book 2 in the Adventures of a Young Sailor series. Dubosarsky, Ursula. Three sisters growing up in post-World War II Sydney, Australia, deal with their mentally unstable father, their possibly unfaithful mother, and the defecting Russian spy who lives next door.
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The other side of the family Sent from England for safety during World War II to stay with an Australian grandmother known to hate her family, fifteen-year-old Katherine discovers a totally unexpected character and startling revelations about her family. Silvey, Craig. Jasper Jones. In small-town Australia, teens Jasper and Charlie form an unlikely friendship when one asks the other to help him cover up a murder until they can prove who is responsible.
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Shortly after her first kiss but before her sixteenth birthday in December , Marie Claire and her younger brother and sister are sent to a tuberculosis sanatorium near their Manitoba farm. Bruchac, Joseph. The Winter People. As the French and Indian War rages in October of , Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage.
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Elijah of Buxton. In , eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Doyle, Brian. Uncle Ronald. In , to escape his violent father, Mickey is sent to stay with his Uncle Ronald and his twin aunts in the hills north of Ottawa and learns to feel safe for the first time in his life. Durbin, William. Wintering In , fourteen-year-old Pierre returns to work for the North West Fur Company and makes the long and difficult journey to a winter camp, where he learns from both the other voyageurs and from the Ojibwa Indians whose land they share.
Frost, Helen. The Braid. Two Scottish sisters, living on the western island of Barra in the s, relate, in alternate voices and linked narrative poems, their experiences after their family is forcibly evicted and separated with one sister accompanying their parents and younger siblings to Cape Breton, Canada, and the other staying behind on the small island of Mingulay.
Greenwood, Barbara. Factory Girl. Twelve-year-old Emily must hold down her job working twelve-hour days in a garment factory in order to keep from starving. A story that includes historical interludes about the working conditions in factories at the turn of the century. Harlow, Joan Hiatt. Star in the Storm. In , fearing for the safety of her beloved Newfoundland dog Sirius because of a new law outlawing non-sheepherding dogs in her Newfoundland village, twelve-year-old Maggie tries to save him by keeping him hidden.
Houston, James. River Runners: A Tale of Hardship and Bravery Two young boys, who have been sent into the Canadian interior to set up a fur-collecting station, are befriended by a Naskapi Indian family. Hudson, Jan. Sweetgrass Living on the western Canadian prairie in the nineteenth century, Sweetgrass, a fifteen-year-old Blackfoot Indian girl, saves her family from a smallpox epidemic and proves her maturity to her father. Napoli, Donna Jo. Tired of his mother's overprotectiveness and intrigued by the life of African American explorer Matthew Henson, twelve-year-old Alvin travels north and spends a season with a trapper near the Arctic Circle.
Pearson, Kit. The Sky is Falling. The experiences of a young girl and her small brother who are evacuated to Canada at the beginning of World War II and find that they will be staying with complete strangers. Book 1 in the Guest of War series.
Slade, Arthur. Eleven-year-old Robert is the only one who can help when a mysterious stranger arrives, performing tricks and promising to bring rain, at the same time children begin to disappear from a dust bowl farm town in Saskatchewan in the s. Sterling, Shirley. My Name Is Seepeetza. Seepeetza, whose "white" name is Martha Stone, keeps a journal describing her life at an Indian residential school in s British Columbia. Yates, Elizabeth. With pipe, paddle, and song: A story of the French-Canadian voyageurs, circa A sixteen-year-old lad, who can paddle, sing, and swim, signs a three-year contract as a voyageur and joins an expedition to north-west Canada in to search for furs and his future.
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In the early s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo. Eboch, Chris. The Well of Sacrifice.