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Historical Fiction

Freya and Zoose
Butler, Emily
ISBN: 9781524717711
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7

Freya is a Rockhopper Penguin. Rockhopper Penguins don’t travel, as Freya has been told over and over. However, with her…

Winnie’s Great War
Mattick, Lindsay and Josh Greenhut
ISBN: 9781443456982
Grades: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Award:  2018 Finalist for The Governor General’s Award for Young People’s Literature – text Upper elementary students who grew up…

Gratz, Alan
ISBN: 9781338245691
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

One battle. Two sides. No easy choices. By the award winning author of Refugee, this book tells two sides of…

The Agony House
Priest, Cherie
ISBN: 9780545934299
Grades: Grades 7 to 12

Prolific adult novelist Cherie Priest has teamed up with illustrator Tara O’Connor to craft a hybrid young adult novel, combining…

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
Elliot, David
ISBN: 9781328987594
Grades: Grade 8, Grades 9 to 12

Inspired by “The Song of Joan of Arc”, a poem written by Christine de Pizan in 1429, author David Elliot…

On Blood Road: a Vietnam War novel
Watkins, Steve
ISBN: 9781338197013
Grades: 9 to 12

If I don’t do what they say- and maybe even if I do- they’ll kill me. When Taylor, who goes…

Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens
Nijkamp, Marieke et al
ISBN: 9780374306502
Grades: Grades 7-12

Author and founding member of the We Need Diverse Books movement, Marieke Nijkamp, has compiled an anthology of thirteen short…

The Colors of the Rain
Toalson, R.L.
ISBN: 9781499807172
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Debut poet and author R.L. Toalson captures a piece of Civil Rights history with strong emotional undertones in a lyrical…

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
Anderson, M.T.
ISBN: 9780763698225
Grades: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Award-winning creators, M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, have collaborated for a witty and quirky fantasy, combining Anderson’s lively narration with…

Lifeboat 12
Hood, Susan
ISBN: 9781481468831
Grades: Grade 6, Grades 7 to 12

Award-winning author Susan Hood debuts a middle-grade novel, sharing a hybrid text  –  part fiction and part non-fiction –  based…


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