Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Teen Summer Reads: #Throwback: Historical Fiction

Rossi, Veronica, author.

1776. A shipwreck off her home in Grand Bahama Island presents an unthinkable opportunity for Frann... More

McCrina, Amanda, 1990- author.

In July 1944, as the Red Army drives the Nazis out of Poland, sixteen-year-old Maria Kamińska must... More

Lai, Thanhha, author.

A Vietnam War refugee in Texas partners with a city boy with rodeo dreams to track down the younger... More

Pink, Randi, author.

"Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that ... More

Gillman, Melanie, author, illustrator.

The New Mexico Territory, 1861. Young Grace, a trans runaway, has headed west, fleeing her Georgia ... More

Bolden, Tonya, author.

1919. As a daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington D.C., Savannah is lucky... More

Yee, Betty G., 1966- author.

Fifteen-year-old Tam Ling Fan disguises herself as her twin brother, journeys from her village in C... More

Lee, Stacey (Stacey Heather), author.

After smuggling herself onto the RMS Titanic, British-Chinese teenager Valora Luck reunites with he... More

Stamper, Vesper, author, illustrator.

After her parents' deaths, Edyth is sent to live in a priory, where she begins to make a new l... More

Elliott, Laura, 1957- author.

In the days before the treacherous overnight raising of the Berlin Wall, teenaged cousins Drew, an ... More

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author.

1860, Louisiana. After serving as mistress of Le Petit Cottage for more than six decades, Madame Sy... More

Schwartz, Dana, author.

Edinburgh, 1817. Hazel Sinnett is a lady who wants to be a surgeon more than she wants to marry. Ja... More

Morrill, Stephanie, author.

Italian-American Evalina and Japanese-American Taichi's vow to be together, although interraci... More

Engle, Margarita, author.

In 1920s Cuba, Rima is bullied and shunned for her illegitimacy, but finds solace in riding her hor... More

Williams, Kathryn, 1981- author.

Jess Morgan is growing tired of living her life to please everyone else. When she discovers her lat... More

Sepetys, Ruta, author.

In a country governed by isolation, fear, and a tyrannical dictator, seventeen-year-old Cristian Fl... More

Hanna Alkaf, author.

"Amidst the Chinese-Malay conflict in Kuala Lumpur in 1969, sixteen-year-old Melati must overc... More

Attah, Ayesha Harruna, author.

In 1890s West Africa, when a brutal raid leaves their home in ruins, twin sisters Hassana and Husse... More

Schwartz, Ella, 1974- author.

"Over the centuries, women, people from underrepresented communities, and immigrants overcame ... More

Hesse, Monica, author.

"Zofia, a teenage Holocaust survivor, travels across post-war Europe as she searches for her y... More

Murphy, Emily Bain, author.

"In nineteenth-century Copenhagen, an orphaned seamstress goes to work for a retired ballerina... More

Hur, June, author.

In 1426 in Joseon, a year after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of thirte... More

Smith, Sherri L., author.

Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violinist and a kamikaze pilot in the days before his first and only... More

Berry, Julie, 1974- author.

In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the Gods held the fates -- and the hearts -- of four m... More