Reviews and Blog Posts: Historical

Hip-hop U.S. history

by Blake Harrison

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Yo Yo Yo - Think history is whack? Well, listen up. Word.

Map of Ireland : a novel

by Stephanie Grant

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Ann Ahern has a crush on her French teacher. It doesn't disturb her that Mademoiselle Eugenie is a woman, but it does disturb her that she's Black. It's 1974, and Boston is still struggling with the Civil Rights movement, instituting busing between neighborhoods to desegregate the schools. Ann's Catholic Irish-American...

Journey into Mohawk County

by Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert

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This journal of real-life adventurer and explorer Harmen van den Bogaert, a Dutch fur trader who journeyed into the land of the Iroquois, is excitingly illustrated to depict the danger and trials of such a daunting quest.

Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village

by Laura Amy Schlitz

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Nelly is a sniggler. Do you know what a sniggler is? It's a person who catches eels! In medieval times children did all sorts of jobs called very different things than they are today. Learn about tanners, villeins, and varlets. See how people lived in all different classes of medieval...

Red moon at Sharpsburg : a novel

by Rosemary Wells

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India Moody is 12 when the Civil War comes to Virginia. All of the local boys can't wait to join the rebel army and India's pa joins too. School is closed, so India goes to study with a neighbor, Emory Trimble, whose health has kept him out of the war....

Hush : an Irish princess' tale

by Donna Jo Napoli

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Melkorka is an Irish princess around the year 900. The Norse and the Vikings keep raiding and attacking Irish kingdoms and Melkorka must flee to avoid a marriage to a savage Viking. On her way to safety, Melkorka is grabbed by slave traders and taken aboard a ship bound for...

Hear us out! : lesbian and gay stories of struggle, progress and hope, 1950 to the present

by Nancy Garden

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This isn't just a collection of short stories–it's a history lesson. Before each set of stories, 2 from each decade from the 1950s to today, there are a few detailed pages on what life was life for GLBT folks during that decade, with a particular focus on what it was...

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Maggie's grandfather, a famous photojournalist called Gee, has just died, leaving her a special package. Rather than opening it right away, Maggie goes through a long grieving process. When she opens the package, it sends her on the journey of a lifetime. This is a jump story, one where several...

Iron thunder : the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac : a Civil War novel

by 1937- Avi

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Tom lives in a Brooklyn tenement during the Civil War. He helps his family by selling newspapers until he is offered a job working on the top secret ship, the Monitor, that the Union army hopes will help win the war. Captain Ericsson is a genius inventor who is building...

The last girls of Pompeii

by Kathryn Lasky

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In the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Julia is a wealthy crippled girl and Sura is her beautiful slave. While they lead totally opposite lives, they are best friends. During a couple of eventful weeks, the girls' world completely changes as they are forced to grow up and see where...

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