Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Historical Fiction -- Novels in Verse

Hemphill, Stephanie.

A fictionalized account, told in verse, of the Salem witch trials, told from the perspective of thr...

Powell, Patricia Hruby, 1951- author.

Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, ...

Engle, Margarita, author.

Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh w...

Lowitz, Leza, author.

A novel in verse about the March 2011 tsunami that sent Japan into chaos, told from the point-of-vi...

Brown, Skila, author.

A young survivor of the tragic Donner Party of 1846 describes how her family and others became vict...

Wiviott, Meg, author.

"Amid the brutality of Auschwitz during the Holocaust, a forbidden gift helps two teenage girl...

Walrath, Dana, author.

Based on actual events, this novel in verse relates the tale of siblings Sosi, Shahen, and Mariam w...

Frost, Helen, 1949-

In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences d...

Engle, Margarita, author.

In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day, then j...

LeZotte, Ann Clare.

When the Nazi party takes control of Germany, thirteen-year-old Paula, who is deaf, finds her world...

Hemphill, Stephanie, author.

"A lyrical, dark, and moving look at the life of Joan of Arc, who as a teen girl in the fiftee...

Sandell, Lisa Ann.

In fifth-century Britain, nine years after the destruction of their home on the island of Shalott b...

Crowder, Melanie.

"A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for ...

McCullough, Joy, author.

In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father...

Wilson, Kip, author.

Tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenges the Nazi regime dur...

Engle, Margarita.

Draws on little-known Cuban history to tell a stirring story in poetry. Based on the diaries and le...

Elliott, David, 1947- author.

"David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of ...