The Player King by Avi
In 1486 England, a penniless kitchen boy named Lambert Simnel is told by a mysterious friar that he, Lambert, is actually Prince Edward, the true King of England, setting him on a dangerous course to regain the throne. Based on a true story.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
The Night the White Deer Died by Gary Paulsen
A teenage girl and an old Indian are brought together by the same haunting dream.
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd by Holly Black and Cecil Cestellucci
A collection of short stories from such authors as M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, and Garth Nix, covering such topics as Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction and theater geeks.
Invincible Microbe, Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy
Discusses the history of tuberculosis and the attempts to find a cure.
Prairie Songs by Pam Conrad
Louisa’s life in a loving pioneer family on the Nebraska prairie is altered by the arrival of a new doctor and his beautiful, tragically frail wife.