Someone Named Eva

Milada, a young Czechoslovakian girl, lives in the time of World War II. She resides in a small, peaceful Christian town. So why do the Nazis decide to attack them? No one understands this, and the Nazis’ confusing German language doesn’t help. Her Papa and older brother, Jaroslav, were separated by Nazis from the women of Milada’s family. Her Babichka, grandmother, her Mama,

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The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate

Imagine yourself in the middle of Texas in the summertime, discovering the outdoors with your grandfather. That’s exactly what Callie Tate, the main character in  Jacqueline Kelly’s The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate experienced in the summer of 1899 in Caldwell County, right in the middle of Texas. Callie, the 12 year old naturalist, is astonishing because she loves science at

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Fever

In 1793 the newly established United States was ravaged with a horrible fever, and not just any fever, it was the Yellow Fever. The book Fever by Laurie Halse Anderson, follows young Matilda Cook as she struggles through the epidemic. The story takes place in a coastside town in the nation’s first capital, Philadelphia. Matilda, or Mattie, as her mother

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Green Glass Sea

    Imagine being plopped on a train platform at ten years old, traveling from St. Louis to New Mexico for two days all by yourself, and anticipating a reunion with your father who you haven’t seen in five months. Dewey Kerrigan is blossoming girl who is finally going to live with her dad, Jimmy Kerrigan at Los Almos (The

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