Teen Historical Fiction

High-schoolers will love the cultural diversity and realism of these fictional titles, and Braille readers will lose themselves in the historical intrigue.

7 books on this shelf.

Elijah of Buxton
by Christopher Paul Curtis, 393 pages. Newbery Medal Winner.

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometow...
Item Number: 3945
$61.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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by Gary Paulsen, 61 pages. "To know things, for us to know things, is bad for them. We get to wanting and when we get to wanting it's bad for them. They thinks we want what they got ... That's why they don't want us reading." -...
Item Number: 3946
$9.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak, 677 pages. "It's just a small story really, about, among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery ..."

Set during World War...
Item Number: 2536
$106.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Midwife's Apprentice
by Karen Cushman, 109 pages. In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a conten...
Item Number: 3947
$16.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The River Between Us
by Richard Peck, 183 pages. Richard Peck is a master of stories about people in transition, but perhaps never before has he told a tale of such dramatic change as this one, set during the first year of the Civil War. The whole c...
Item Number: 3948
$28.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Walks Alone
by Brian Burks, 109 pages. "In the 1880's, a band of Warm Springs Apache, led by Victorio, resisted the U.S. Army in an attempt to live on their own land, in their own way. One of the individuals of this group, whose life was r...
Item Number: 3949
$16.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Runs With Horses
by Brian Burks, 91 pages. Sixteen years old in 1886, Runs With Horses is a member of the last small band of Apaches continuing to resist the U.S. Army. His training for manhood as a Chiricahua Apache has been difficult but thr...
Item Number: 3950
$13.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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