Tag Archives: teen historical fiction

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Here’s a beautiful and chewy historical novel that lives up to its slew of awards – a Cybils Young Adult Fiction finalist in addition to the four pictured on the cover. Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. … Continue reading

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Remixed Classics: So Many Beginnings, Clash of Steel, and Travelers Along the Way

These first three books from Feiwel & Friends’ Remixed Classics series take the classics, still in their original time periods, and retell them from the point of view of people of color.  The first three include retellings of Little Women, Treasure Island, and Robin Hood – all fabulous. Continue reading

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Sequels: Fated Sky, Exit Strategy, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Sometimes I read the first book in a series and never go on.  Other times I keep up in fits and starts. Here’s me trying to keep up.  All of these deserve longer reviews, but here’s to living with reality. … Continue reading

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Teen Boys in Diverse Historical Fiction

I know there are really no boy books or girl books, just people books.  But nevertheless, when working on our presentation on diverse books for Spring Institute, my friend Nakenya and I realized that our teen historical reading had only … Continue reading

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Yvain: the Knight of the Lion

Yvain: the Knight of the Lion by M.T. Anderson, based on the epic by Chrétien de Troyes. Illustrated by Andrea Offerman. Candlewick, 2017. I enjoy a good medieval story, and M.T. Anderson always impresses with the sheer range of his … Continue reading

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Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee

More action-oriented historical fiction from the author of Under a Painted Sky. Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee. Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller. Print from Putnam, 2016. Audio from Tantor Audio. It’s San Francisco in 1906.  Our story starts on a … Continue reading

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Under a Painted Sky

I know, it’s almost June, and here I am still working on my Top 10 2015 Releases I Didn’t Get To.   Once again, though, this cross-dressing adventure was worth the wait. Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee. G.P. Putnam’s … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Series is Awesome

My audiobook listening seems to have been a lot of teen books of late. Here are a couple of them. Boston Jacky. Bloody Jack Book 11 by L.A. Meyer. Narrated by Katherine Kellgren. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2013. Jacky … Continue reading

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