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Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

Summary: In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC PIN

Gourley, Robbin.

Summary: From the whippoorwill's call on the first day of spring through the first snowfall, Edna and members of her family gather fruits, berries, and vegetables from the fields, garden, and orchard on their Virginia farm and turn them into wonderful meals. Includes facts about the life of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and five recipes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JE Gou

Erskine, Kathryn.

Summary: When twelve-year-old Frederick "Red" Porter's father dies in 1972, his mother wants to sell their automobile repair shop and move her two sons back to Ohio, but Red is desperate to stop the sale even if it means unearthing some dark family secrets in a Virginia rife with racial tensions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ERS

Ransom, Candice F.

Summary: After her father leaves the family farm on Lost Mountain to be General Lee's guide, Addie finds ways to remember him--even when he does not return at the end of the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE RAN

Adrian, Susan.

Summary: When Jake Lukin, eighteen, reveals his psychic ability, he is forced to become a government asset in order to keep his mother and sister safe, but Rachel, the girl he likes, tries to help him live his own life instead of tunneling through others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Griffin 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ADR

Hahn, Mary Downing

Summary: Told in two voices, Jules, whose father is restoring an abandoned house, and a girl who lived there a century before begin to communicate and slowly, the girl's tragic story is revealed.--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC HAH

Lyne, Jennifer H.

Summary: Despite her poor background and ferocious competition from more privileged girls, fourteen-year-old Sid pursues her dream of becoming a catch rider--a show rider who can ride anything--with help from her Uncle Wayne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION LYN

White, Ruth

Summary: In 1948, eleven-year-old Audrey lives with her father, mother, and three younger sisters in Jewell Valley, a coal mining camp in Southwest Virginia, where her mother still mourns the death of a baby, her father goes on drinking binges on paydays, and Audrey tries to recover from the scarlet fever that has left her skinny and needing to wear glasses.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2008

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Moser, Fiadhnait

Summary: During the 1971 Troubles in Ireland, twelve-year-old Finn is sent to live with her estranged mother and half-sister in Virginia, where she finds life disturbingly similar to one of her grandmother's stories.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yellow Jacket 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MOS

Goolrick, Robert

Summary: Diana Cook, born at the turn of the nineteenth century, the only daughter of Virginia gentry, agrees to marry a rich captain to save her family's land. Luckily for Diana, her union with the captain is brief and gives her a beautiful son. But after the son is grown is when the real tragedy begins.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC GOO

Mills, Lauren A.

Summary: In the poverty of the Appalachian coal country in 1908, eight-year-old Minna's life gets even more difficult after her father dies of black lung, and that winter she cannot go to school because she does not have a coat--until the quilting mothers make her a coat using pieces of cloth from their own lives, each with a special story behind it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC MIL

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds.

Summary: "Marty and his best friend, Shiloh are on another adventure. Marty learns when a secret is too dangerous to keep, and that hate can spread like fire"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Holidays, Call number: J FIC NAY

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION NAY