Peru

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The Ugly One
Author: Leanne Statland Ellis
Child fiction book. At the height of the Incan empire, a girl called the Ugly One because of a disfiguring scar on her face, seeks to have the scar removed and instead finds a life path as a shaman. Grade: 4+
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Canada

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Uprooted : A Canadian War Story
Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Child fiction book. In 1940 as war rages across Europe, ten-year-old Lindy waves goodbye to England and makes the long journey to Saskatoon, Canada, along with her Mother and her cousin Cameron. They may be far from the war but they are also far from home and everyone they know and love. Life in Canada is very different but it is also full of exciting new adventures. Grade: 4+
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TheWinter People
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Child fiction book. As the French and Indian War rages in October of 1759, Saxso, a fourteen-year-old Abenaki boy, pursues the English rangers who have attacked his village and taken his mother and sisters hostage. Grade: 5+
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Elijah of Buxton
Author: Christopher Paul Curtis
Child fiction book, large print book, e-book, audiobook on cd, and e-audiobook. In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom. Grade: 4+
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Red Wolf
Author: Jennifer Dance
Child fiction book. In the late 1800s, both Native people and wolves are being forced from the land. Starving and lonely, an orphaned timber wolf is befriended by a boy named Red Wolf. But under the Indian Act, Red Wolf is forced to attend a residential school far from the life he knows, and the wolf is alone once more. Courage, love, and fate reunite the pair, and they embark on a perilous journey home. But with winter closing in, will Red Wolf and Crooked Ear survive? And if they do, what will they find? Grade: 4+
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Dodger Boy
Author: Sarah Ellis
Child fiction book. In 1970 Vancouver, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her best friend, Dawn, are keen to avoid the pitfalls of adolescence. Couldn’t they just skip teenhood altogether and spend the days eating breakfast at noon and thrift-store shopping for cool castoffs to tie-dye for the upcoming outdoor hippie music festival? But life becomes more complicated when the girls meet a Texan draft dodger who comes to live with Charlotte’s Quaker family. Grade: 6+
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Never Say Die
Author: Will Hobbs
Child fiction book. Fifteen-year-old half-Inuit Nick and his white brother, Ryan, meet and share an adventure on the Firth River in the Canadian Arctic, facing white water, wild animals, and fierce weather as Ryan documents the effects of climate change on caribou for National Geographic. Grade: 5+
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Lifeboat 12
Author: Susan Hood

Child fiction book, and e-audiobook. In 1940, a group of British children, their escorts, and some sailors struggle to survive in a lifeboat when the ship taking them to safety in Canada is torpedoed. Includes historical notes. Grade: 3+

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Anne of Green Gables
Author: Montgomery L. M.

Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on cd or playaway, and e-audiobook. The story of a little red-headed orphan girl mistakenly sent to the Cuthbert's farm on Prince Edward Island in the late 1800's. Anne's strong character and vivid imagination both help and hinder her as she makes her way through childhood in the pretty little town of Avonlea. Book 1 in the Anne of Green Gables series. Grade: 4+

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Hatchet
Author: Gary Paulsen
Child fiction book, e-book, and audiobook on cd. After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce. Grade: 5+
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The Littlest Voyageur
Author: Margi Preus

Child fiction book. In 1792, Jean Pierre Petit Le Rouge, a squirrel eager for adventure, stows away in the canoe of a group of voyageurs, unaware of what they are traveling so far to trade. Includes pronunciation guide, historical notes, and a recipe. Grade: 2+

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Austria

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Elisabeth : The Princess Bride
Author: Barry Denenberg
Child fiction book. The diary of Princess Elisabeth of Austria, written in 1853-1854, describing her engagement and marriage to her cousin Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria. Includes historical notes concerning her life as Empress. Grade: 4+
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The Entertainer and the Dybbuk
Author: Sid Fleischman

Child fiction book, and e-book. A struggling American ventriloquist in post-World War II Europe is possessed by the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. Author's note details the murder of over one million children by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s. Grade: 6+

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Eyes Like Willy's
Author: Juanita Havill
Child fiction book. While vacationing over the course of several summers in Austria, French siblings Guy and Sarah Masson become best friends with a German boy, until the outbreak of World War I puts them on opposing sides. Grade: 5+
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Israel

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Alexandra's Scroll : The Story of the First Hanukkah
Author: Miriam Chaikin
Child fiction book. Alexandra, a young Jewish girl from Jerusalem, describes her life and the creation of Hanukkah, more than 2000 years ago. Grade: 4+
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The Bronze Bow
Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Child fiction book, e-book, and e-audiobook. After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus's lack of action in opposing the Romans. This is a novel about Daniel's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love. Grade: 5+

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India

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What Elephants Know
Author: Eric Dinerstein

Child fiction book, and audiobook on cd. In the threatened jungle of the Borderlands between Nepal and India during the 1970s, an orphaned boy discovers his fate as a great elephant driver. Grade: 4+

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The Night Diary
Author: Veera Hiranandani

Child fiction book, e-book, audiobook on CD, and e-audiobook. Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary. Grade: 3+

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Ahimsa
Author: Supriya Kelkar
Child fiction book and e-audiobook. In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi asks Indians to give one family member to the freedom movement, ten-year-old Anjali is devastated to think of her father risking his life for the freedom struggle. But it turns out he isn't the one joining. Anjali's mother is. When Anjali's mother is jailed for doing so, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over her mother's work, ensuring that her little part of the independence movement is completed. Grade: 4+
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Jahanara, Princess of Princesses
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Child fiction book. Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Mogul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life. Includes historical notes on Jahanara's later life and on the Mogul Empire. Grade: 4+
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All my noble dreams and then what happens
Author: Gloria Whelan
Child fiction book. As Rosalind continues to straddle the proper English world of her family and the culture of 1920s India where they live, her support of Gandhi and his followers in opposing British rule grows and she considers trying to carry the rebels' message to Edward, Prince of Wales, during his visit. Sequel to "Small Acts of Amazing Courage". Grade: 3+
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Homeless Bird
Author: Gloria Whelan

Child fiction book, and e-book. When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it. Grade: 5+

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Uganda

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Orange for the Sunsets
Author: Tina Athaide
Child fiction book. In alternating voices, friends Asha and Yesofu, one Indian and one African, find their world turned upside-down when Idi Amin decides to expel Asian Indians from Uganda in 1972. Grade: 4+
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Republic of Ireland

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SOS Titanic
Author: Eve Bunting

Child fiction book. Fifteen-year-old Barry O'Neill, traveling from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, finds his life endangered when the ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink. Grade: 6+

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A Slip of a Girl
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
Child fiction book. Set during the Irish Land Wars (1879-1882) this novel in verse follows Anna Mallon through a series of tragedies as her mother dies, older sibling immigrate to America, and she and her father and sister with special needs are about to be evicted from their farm. Grade: 5+
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Nory Ryan's Song
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff

Child fiction book. When a terrible blight attacks Ireland's potato crop in 1845, twelve-year-old Nory Ryan's courage and ingenuity help her family and neighbors survive. Grade: 4+

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Hunger
Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Child fiction book. In the autumn of 1846 in Ireland, twelve-year-old Lorraine and her family struggle to survive during the Irish potato famine, but when Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine's family's farm, they form an unlikely friendship that they must keep secret due to the deep cultural divide between their two families. Grade: 4+

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17 Martin Street
Author: Marilyn Taylor

Child fiction book. When Hetty's family move to Martin Street near Portobello bridge in Dublin, they're not sure of their welcome, and next door, Ben's family are not sure about their new Jewish neighbours. Grade: 5+

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Indonesia

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After the Ashes
Author: Sara Joiner
Child fiction book. In 1883 thirteen-year-old Katrien Courtlandt is more interested in science and exploring the Javanese jungle for beetles with her native friend, than in becoming a young lady like her despised cousin Brigitta--but when Krakatoa erupts, the tsunami hits, and their families are swept away the two cousins must struggle to survive together. Grade: 4+
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Mexico

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The Black Pearl
Author: Scott O'Dell
Child fiction book, and audiobook on cd. From the depths of a cave in the Vermilion Sea, Ramon Salazar has wrested a black pearl so lustrous and captivating that his father, an expert pearl dealer, is certain Ramon has found the legendary Pearl of Heaven. Such a treasure is sure to bring great joy to the villagers of their tiny coastal town, and even greater renown to the Salazar name. No diver, not even the swaggering Gaspar Ruiz, has ever found a pearl like this! But is there a price to pay for a prize so great? When a terrible tragedy strikes the village, old Luzon’s warning about El Diablo returns to haunt Ramon. Grade: 5+
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The Captive
Author: Scott O'Dell
Child fiction book. As part of a Spanish expedition to the New World, a Jesuit seminarian witnesses the enslavement and exploitation of the Mayas and his own seduction by greed and ambition. Grade: 5+
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The Lightning Queen
Author: Laura Resau

Child fiction book, and e-book. On the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico, an eleven-year-old Mixtec boy called Teo lives with his family and the animals that he has healed, but one day a Romany caravan rolls into town with a young girl who calls herself Esma, the Gypsy Queen of Lightning--it is the beginning of a life-long friendship that will change both their lives. Grade: 3+

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Italy

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Anna of Byzantium
Author: Tracy Barrett
Child fiction book. In the eleventh century the teenage princess Anna Comnena fights for her birthright, the throne to the Byzantine Empire, which she fears will be taken from her by her younger brother John because he is a boy. Grade: 5+
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Hero on a Bicycle
Author: Shirley Hughes
Child fiction book, and e-book. Florence, Italy, 1944: The city is under heavy Nazi occupation, but for thirteen-year-old Paolo, war is a long and boring wait. Too young to fight for the resistance, yet desperate for action and adventure, he sneaks out each night to ride his bicycle along the darkened city streets. For Paolo, the risk is thrilling. But when he is accosted by Partisans--covert members of the anti-Nazi movement--thrilling quickly becomes dangerous as Paolo and his family are thrust into a terrifying and impossible situation. Finally at the center of the action, Paolo must figure out once and for all whether he has what it takes to truly be a hero. Grade: 5+
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Escape by Sea
Author: L.S. Lawrence
Child fiction book. When the city of Carthage falls to the Romans during the Punic Wars, Sara, the fifteen-year-old daughter of a Carthaginian senator, must gather her grief-stricken father and take to the seas, where, with only with a meager cargo to trade, her healing skills, her wits, and her courage, Sara must face a life wildly different from anything she thought possible. Grade: 6+
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Most Wanted
Author: Kate Thompson
Child fiction book. In first century Rome, in the turmoil after a rumor circulates that mad Emperor "Littleboots" is dead, young Marcus brings home a horse that the emperor had proclaimed a consul and his family decides they must treat it as an honored guest! Grade: 3+
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Norway

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The Klipfish Code
Author: Mary Casanova
Child fiction book. Sent with her younger brother to Godøy Island to live with her aunt and grandfather after Germans bomb Norway in 1940, ten-year-old Merit longs to join her parents in the Resistance and when her aunt, a teacher, is taken away two years later, she resents even more the Nazis' presence and her grandfather's refusal to oppose them. Grade: 4+
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Snow Treasure
Author: Marie McSwigan
Child fiction book. In 1940, when the Nazi invasion of Norway reaches their village in the far north, twelve-year-old Peter and his friends use their sleds to transport nine million dollars worth of gold bullion past the German soldiers to the secret harbor where Peter's uncle keeps his ship ready to take the gold for safekeeping in the United States. Grade: 5+
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Shadow on the Mountain
Author: Margi Preus
Child fiction book. In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy. Grade: 5+
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Czech Republic

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The Night Spies
Author: Kathy Kacer

Child fiction book. Gabi and Max come out of hiding during WWII and become night spies. Part of the Holocaust Remembrance Books for Young Readers series. Grade: 4+

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