Save the date for Authors Unlimited 5 on April 16, 2015 at 10:00am-3:00pm. The event, taking place at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, celebrates reading by connecting teens and authors. It is a free full-day program open to everyone, but teens and tweens get preferred seating! Attendees will get the chance to meet dynamic authors of young adult literature and will receive five hours of service! There is an exit survey they can fill out and in return receive a certificate at the end of the event. Books will be available for purchase with time for autographs at the end of the day!
See your YA Librarian for information about volunteering.
Visit www.authorsunlimited.org for more information!
Grades 6-8: Historical Fiction
Anderson, L. Forge: Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more. Check the online catalog
Brouwer, S. Devil’s Pass: Webb, a young street musician, faces grizzly bears and a madman on the Canol Trail when he tries to fulfill a request in his late grandfather's will. Check the online catalog
Burg, A. All the Broken Pieces: Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past. Check the online catalog
Gleitzman, M. Then: In early 1940s Poland, ten-year-old Felix and his friend Zelda escape from a cattle car headed to the Nazi death camps and struggle to survive, first on their own and then with Genia, a farmer with her own reasons for hating Germans. Check the online catalog
Gratz, A. Prisoner B-3087: Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau. Check the online catalog
Kindl, P. Keeping The Castle: In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems. Check the online catalog
Larson, K. Hattie Ever After: In 1919, seventeen-year-old Hattie leaves the Montana prairie--and her sweetheart Charlie--to become a female reporter in San Francisco. Check the online catalog
Nelson, J. On the Volcano: In the 1870's sixteen-year-old Katie has grown up in a remote cabin on the edge of a volcano with her father and their friend Lorraine, the only people she has ever seen, but, after eagerly anticipating it for so long, her first trip into a town ultimately brings tragedy into their lives. Check the online catalog
Paulsen, G. Woods Runner: From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Check the library catalog