Category: Historical Fiction

I Must Betray You : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

I Must Betray You : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys.

Like other Ruta Sepetys books I’ve read, I Must Betray You focuses on little-known – but major – events in world history. I knew almost nothing about Romania in 1989, […]

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Girls Like Us by Randi Pink: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a librarian's perspective review of Girls Like Us by Randi Pink.

Girls Like Us is the first book I’ve read by Randi Pink, and I definitely enjoyed it. I was born after the story’s events, but I remember this issue coming […]

This Light Between Us: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

This Light Between Us: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda.

Deep sigh. Wow. This Light Between Us is not an easy read, but…it will stick with you. Highly recommended if you are looking for an emotional read that will bring […]

Prairie Lotus: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Prairie Lotus: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park.

I’m not going to gush over Prairie Lotus. Practically every review I’ve seen about this title just raves about it. It even received FIVE starred professional reviews. I won’t be […]

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree: A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree: A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree is based on the true story of 276 Nigerian girls kidnapped from school in 2014. I remember the news story, but I’ve hardly heard anything […]

White Bird : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

White Bird : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of White Bird by R.J. Palacio.

Years ago, my family and I visited the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. There’s a section called “Daniel’s Story” that is designed for younger visitors. This is a great […]

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.

Can you believe, after all my years in the library, I had never actually read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas? I’ve booktalked it and promoted it, but even my […]

Underground Railroad : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Underground Railroad : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

This week, I am going to visit my sister in Farmington, Connecticut. Farmington was once known as the “Grand Central Station” of the Underground Railroad, and there are still three […]

The Prince and the Dressmaker : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Prince and the Dressmaker : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang,

The Prince and the Dressmaker is a beautiful and sweet YA graphic novel! I loved this modern fairy tale of Prince Sebastian and his talented dressmaker. AUTHOR: Jen Wang SERIES: […]

Refugee : A Librarian’s Perpsective Review

Refugee : A Librarian’s Perpsective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Refugee by Alan Gratz.

How much did I love Refugee? The 2018 Newbery Medal will be awarded in about two weeks. I’d be shocked if Refugee by Alan Gratz isn’t at least a contender. […]

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Now I Rise : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Now I Rise by Kiersten White.

I decided a couple of years ago that I can no longer claim to dislike historical fiction novels. Pretty much every historical fiction novel I’ve read in the past few […]

Wait for Me : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Wait for Me : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Wait for Me by Caroline Leech.

If you are looking for a sweet historical romance set in Scotland during World War II, look no farther than Wait for Me by Caroline Leech. I loved this book for […]

Blood for Blood : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Blood for Blood : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin.

I have been anxiously anticipating Blood for Blood. Its predecessor, Wolf By Wolf was one of my favorite books last year! This one did not disappoint, but it did lose […]

Salt to the Sea : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Salt to the Sea : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

Oh, beautiful, heartbreaking book! Salt to the Sea is a must-read. Easily one of my 2016 favorites. The chapters alternate among four characters and are short – I think this […]

The Caged Graves : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

The Caged Graves : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of The Caged Graves by Dianne Salerni.

The Caged Graves has been on my TBR for awhile now. I absolutely LOVED the premise! Author Dianne Salerni wrote this book when she saw the real Caged Graves in […]

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

And I Darken : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of And I Darken by Kiersten White.

It’s official. I can no longer claim I don’t like historical fiction. I don’t read it very often, but it seems whenever I do, I absolutely love it. I have […]

Strands of Bronze and Gold : A Librarian’s Perspective Review

Strands of Bronze and Gold : A Librarian’s Perspective Review This is a Librarian's Perspective Review of Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson.

I allowed one of my 8th grade girls to read the first chapter of my Strands of Bronze and Gold ARC (advance reader copy). When she finished the chapter, she […]

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