Thursday, July 3, 2014

Let Freedom Ring: Patriotic YA

*This post updated June 22, 2016

Walk on Earth A Stranger (Rae Carson)
Westward expansion meets the California Gold Rush. Oh, and throw in a young girl running for her life and pretending to be a boy. Loved this book! Read my review.
Under A Painted Sky (Stacey Lee)
After a tragic accident shatters her life, a Chinese-American girl is forced to run away with Annamae, an escaped slave. To remain undercover on the Oregon Trail, the two girls pretend to be boys.
Chains (Laurie Halse Anderson)
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
Fever, 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)
Sixteen-year-old Matilda Cook, separated from her sick mother, learns about perseverance and self-reliance when she is forced to cope with the horrors of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia in 1793. Read my review.
The Caged Graves (Dianne K. Salerni)
Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.
Ghost Hawk (Susan Cooper)
At the end of a winter-long journey into manhood, Little Hawk returns to find his village decimated by a white man's plague and soon, despite a fresh start, Little Hawk dies violently but his spirit remains trapped, seeing how his world changes.
Last of the Mohicans (James Fenimore Cooper)
Hawkeye, a young frontier scout, and Chingachgook, a Mohican Indian, form an unlikely friendship as they attempt to guide two sisters in search of their father through hostile country during the French and Indian War.
Brotherhood (A.B. Westrick)
The year is 1867, and the South has lost the Civil War. Those on the lowest rungs, like Shad's family, fear that the freed slaves will take the few jobs available. In this climate of despair and fear, a group, known today as the KKK, forms.
Cy in Chains (David L. Dudley)
In the post-Civil War South, a seventeen-year-old African American boy, accused of a crime, is living in a labor camp where brutality, near starvation, humiliation, and rape are commonplace.
Second Sight (Gary Blackwood)
In the post-Civil War South, a seventeen-year-old African American boy, accused of a crime, is living in a labor camp where brutality, near starvation, humiliation, and rape are commonplace.
Annie, Between the States (Laura Malone Elliott)
Instead of spending her teen years at parties and balls, Annie, an idealistic, poetry-loving Confederate, finds herself nursing soldiers, hiding valuables, and running the household as the Civil War rages around her family's Virginia home.
The Year of the Hangman (Gary Blackwood)
In 1777, having been kidnapped and taken forcibly from England to the American colonies, fifteen-year-old Creighton becomes part of developments in the political unrest there that may spell defeat for the patriots and change the course of history.
After the Dancing Days (Margaret I. Rostkowski)
A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces thirteen-year-old Annie to redefine the word "hero" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.


1 comment:

  1. Love your blog! This is such a great round up.

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