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Best YA Historical Fiction of 2019

  • TEEN

    THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY

    FEB. 5, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE WEIGHT OF OUR SKY

by Hanna Alkaf

Unabashedly rooted in the author’s homeland and confronting timely topics and challenging themes, this book has broad appeal... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SOMEDAY WE WILL FLY

    JAN. 22, 2019

  • TEEN

    VOICES

    MARCH 26, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

VOICES

by David Elliott

An innovative, entrancing account of a popular figure that will appeal to fans of verse, history, and biography. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BUTTERFLY YELLOW

    SEPT. 3, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BUTTERFLY YELLOW

by Thanhha Lai

Masterfully conjures grace, beauty, and humor out of the tragic wake of the Vietnam War. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD

    JUNE 4, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHEN THE GROUND IS HARD

by Malla Nunn

An engrossing narrative that gently but directly explores complex relationships. (Historical fiction. 14-adult) Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE

    OCT. 22, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE FOUNTAINS OF SILENCE

by Ruta Sepetys

A stunning novel that exposes modern fascism and elevates human resilience. (author’s note, research and sources, glossary,... Full review >

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