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Young Adult

 Nonfiction:

Double Victory by Cheryl Mullenbach (2013)
Bleeding Kansas by Richard Reece (2012)
Pioneering Women by Jeff Savage (2012)
Quick-Draw Gunfighters by Jeff Savage (2012)
"The President Has Been Shot!" by James L. Swanson (2012)
Battle Heroes: Voices from Afghanistan by Allan Zullo (2010) 

Fiction:

Believe by Sarah Aronson (2013)
The Outside by Laura Bickle (2013) 
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen (2012)
Insight by Diana Greenwood (2011)
Allegra by Shelley Hrdlitschka (2013)
The Twelve-Fingered Boy by John Hornor Jacobs (2013)
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude (2016) 
The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver (2015) 
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQueery (2012)
Dead Upon a Time by Elizabeth Paulson (2015) 
The City's Son by Tom Pollock (2012)
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (2014)
Baygirl by Heather Smith (2013)
Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz (2016) Coming
The Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (2014) 

   
Children


Nonfiction (middle grade):

Native American Cooking by Anna Carew-Miller (2014)
Exploring the Virginia Colony by Christin Ditchfield (2017) Coming
What's Your Story, Paul Revere? by Kystyna Poray Goddu (2016)
Alcatraz by Nick Gordon (2014)
Exploring the Georgia Colony by Brianna Hall (2017) 
A Crash Course in Language Arts by Rebecca Langston-George (2015)  
Wild at Heart by Terri Farley (2015) 
What's Great About New York? by Ann Malaspina (2015) 
Mississippi River by Paul Manning (2015) 
Southwest Indians by Melissa McDaniel (2011)
Exploring the Pennsylvania Colony by John Micklos, Jr. (2017) Coming
Voices of the Civil Rights Movement by Lori Mortensen (2015) 
Neil Armstrong by Jim Ollhoff (2014)
Native American Medicine by Tamra Orr (2014) 
Exploring the New Hampshire Colony by Elizabeth Raum (2017) 
Southeast Indians by Andrew Santella (2011)
12 Incredible Facts About The Montgomery Bus Boycott by Lois Sepahban (2016) 
Native American Sports and Games by Rob Staeger (2014) 
Native American Tools and Weapons by Rob Staeger (2014) 
John Brown: Defending the Innocent or Plotting Terror? by Nel Yomtov (2014) 


Fiction (middle grade):

Friday Barnes Girl Detective by R.A. Spratt (2016) 
Never Say Die by Will Hobbs (2013)
Nancy Drew Diaries: Sabotage at Willow Woods by Carolyn Keene (2014)
Capture the Flag by Kate Messner (2013)
The 39 Clues: Cahill Files: Spymasters by Clifford Riley (2013)
Love, Ruby Lavender by Deborah Wiles (2005)


Picture Books

Liberty Lee's Tail of Independence by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes (2012)
Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert by Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan (2013)
The First Airplanes by Megan Cooley Peterson (2015)
War Dogs by Kathryn Selbert (2013)
Brick by Brick by Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper (2012)



 
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