Monday, January 11, 2016

Books of the Week, Jan 11

This week we look to the past and highlight a few historical fiction titles.

Elementary - Better to Wish by Ann M. MartinIn 1930
Abby Nichols is an eight-year-old girl growing up in Maine, but as the Depression deepens, and her mother dies, the responsibility of taking care of her family falls to her, and she has to put her dreams of going to college and becoming a writer on hold.
FIC MAR @ the Library

Middle School - Death Valley : California, 1849 by Kathleen Duey and Karen A. Ball
A brother and sister struggle to survive the rigors of Death Valley after their wagon breaks an axle and they set out alone to find help for their stranded family and injured father.
FIC DUE @ the Library

High School - A Prince Without a Kingdom by Timothée De Fombelle
Fleeing dark forces and unfounded accusations across Europe in the years between World Wars, a young man named Vango has been in danger for as long as he can remember. He has spent his life running along rooftops, fleeing to isolated islands, and evading capture across Russia, Paris, New York, and Italy. Narrow escapes, near misses, and a dash of romantic intrigue will rivet adventurous teens to their seats as Vango continues to unravel the mysteries of his past. In the shadow of a rapidly changing world, can Vango find those who have hunted him for so long and uncover his true identity?
FIC FOM @ the Library

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