by Alan W. Armstrong
In the late 16th century, 15-year-old Andrew leaves school in England and must prove himself as a page to Sir Walter Raleigh before embarking for Virginia, where he helps to establish relations with the indians.
by Nina Bawden
Carrie and her brother spend World War II as evacuees in a small Welsh village where Carrie, upset by a family feud, commits an act that haunts her for 30 years.
|The Rising Star of Rusty Nail
by Lesley M. M. Blume
In the town of Rusty Nail, Minnesota, in the early 1950s, a talented 10-year-old Franny wants to take advanced piano lessons from Olga Malenkov, a Russian musician suspected of being communist spy.
|Priscilla and the Hollyhocks
by Anne Broyles
A young African American girl is sold away from her mother as a slave, and then later is sold to a Cherokee Indian, but eventually she is bought by a white man who not only sets her free, but adopts her into his family of 15 children.