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The Meeting Place (Song of Acadia #1)

by Janette Oke & T. Davis Bunn

Unconditional Recommendation: In Acadia, a chance meeting creates a strong bond of friendship and faith between an Englishwoman and a Frenchwoman during a time of hostilities and impending war between their homelands.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Song of Acadia, Book 1
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (1999)
Genre: Historical Christian Fiction

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The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice #4)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Trapped in Skandia by the invading Temujai army, Will, Horace, Evanlyn, Halt and Erak must unite to defend themselves against the threatening enemy.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #4
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (2008)

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Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

Conditional Recommendation: In German-occupied Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns what it means to be brave as she helps her best friend Ellen escape from the Nazis.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Stand Alone
Paperback: 137 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company (1989)
Genre: Historical Fiction

Awards: Newbery Medal (1990), National Jewish Book Award for Children’s Literature (1990), Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers (1989), Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Nominee (1990), Charlotte Award (1992), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award (1991), Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award (1992), Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award (1992) Continue reading

The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3)

The Shadow Throneby Jennifer A. Nielsen

Conditional Recommendation: The boy king must, against all odds, use all his cleverness and ability to save his kingdom from the three nations who wage war against him.

Age: Young Adult
Series: The Ascendance Trilogy #3
Hardcover: 317 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (February 25, 2014)
Genre: Adventure

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The War That Saved My Life (#1)

The War That Saved My Lifeby Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Conditional Recommendation: From a cruel mother to a good home, this is a young girl’s journey to freedom, healing, and identity through the help and care of her guardian during WWII.

Age: Mature Middle Grade
Series: The War that Saved my Life #1
Hardcover: 316 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group (2015)
Genre: Historical Fiction

Awards: Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School (2016), Odyssey Award (2016)

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