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Historic Fiction Booklist for Teens

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party
by M.T. Anderson (2006)

In pre-Revolutionary War Boston, a group of scientists study everything, including Octavian and his mother, an African queen. What are the scientists studying them for?

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak (2006)

Liesel just stole a book from a Nazi book burning and she knows someone saw her. Will she be exposed? Will there be future repurcussions?

The Green Glass Sea
by Ellen Klages (2006)

Two girls struggle to find their way while living at a secret scientist testing facility in New Mexico during World War II.

The Luxe
by Anna Godbersen (2005)

In 1899 Manhatten, rich society moves in lucious dresses, sexy dalliances, and vicious revenge plots . . . all of which is played out behind closed doors or in the society pages.

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?
by Eleanor Updale (2005)

A thief eases his way to high society via the sewer system.

The River Between Us
by Richard Peck (2001)

Two women step off a steamboat in Illinois just as the United States Civil War begins and are forced to remain there for safety's sake.