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Key to the Prison
Vernon, Louise A

The story of George Fox, founder of the Quakers, as told through the eyes of twelve-year-old Tommy Stafford and his sister Celia. George Fox was constantly being persecuted. He was imprisoned, beaten, and ridiculed, but this only increased the number of his followers. The Stafford family decided to make the…

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Amos Fortune, Free Man
Yates, Elizabeth

When Amos Fortune was only fifteen years old, he was captured by slave traders and brought to Massachusetts, where he was sold at auction. Although his freedom had been taken, Amos never lost his dignity and courage. For 45 years, Amos worked as a slave and dreamed of freedom. And, at…

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Henry, Joanne Landers

The life of the first woman doctor in the United States, who worked in England and America to open the field of medicine to women.

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Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day, The

The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt by Day by award-winning author Scott O'Dell is historical fiction set in Europe during the 1500s. In this Christian fiction book Tom Barton and his uncle Jack are smugglers who are used to breaking the law.

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Beggars Bible, The
Vernon, Louise A.

The story of John Wycliffe, based on his own writings and histories of the time. Told from the perspective of 13-year-old Arnold Hutton. Paper. 136 pages.

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Under His Wings-0
Sharp, Urie and Hoover, Dorcas

True story of a missionary pilot's burden to bring the gospel to the Indians in the forbidding Guatemalan highlands. From a tiny spark in San Bartolome, a tiny church survived opposition, earthquakes, and guerrilla gangs. A ringing testimony that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church.

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Latham, Jean Lee

Winner of the 1956 Newbery Medal, this novel tells the story of 18th-century mathematical wizard Nathaniel Bowditch, whose determination to master sea navigation resulted in "The American Practical Navigator." 256 pages.

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Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women

This biographical novel traces the fascinating life of Louisa May Alcott from her happy childhood in Pennsylvania and Boston to her success as a writer of such classics as "Little Women."

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Calico Captive
Speare, Elizabeth George

Calico Captive is Elizabeth George Speare's first historical fiction children's novel. It was inspired by the true story of Susanna Willard Johnson who, along with her family and younger sister, were kidnapped in an Abenakis Indian raid on Charlestown, New Hampshire in August 1754.

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Let Me Die in Ireland: The True Story of Patrick
Bercot, David W.

Practically everyone in the western world has heard of the man called St. Patrick. But hardly anyone knows anything about him. About the only two things that most people "know" about Patrick is that he was Irish and Roman Catholic. In truth, he was neither. He was British, and he…

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Bronze Bow, The
Speare, Elizabeth George

"He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze." -from the Song of David (2 Samuel 22:35)"The Bronze Bow," written by Elizabeth George Speare (author of "The Witch of Blackbird Pond") won the Newbery Medal in 1962. This gripping, action-packed novel tells the story of…

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Henrys Red Sea
Smucker, Barbara

The dramatic and courageous story of refugees from Russia. An actual event that happened in Berlin in 1946.

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On the Banks of Plum Creek
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Laura's family's first home in Minnesota is made of sod, but Pa builds a clean new house made of sawed lumber beside Plum Creek. The money for materials will come from their first wheat crop. Then, just before the wheat is ready to harvest, a strange glittering cloud…

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From Wealth to Faith
Zook, Mollie B.

A fictionalized account of the experiences of Russian Mennonites Hans and Netta Neufeldt Reimer from the time of the Russian Revolution until their emigration to Germany.

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Kings Book
Vernon, Louise A.

The King James Bible is surrounded by a mystery. Everyone wants to know who the secret editor is who published the work of fifty-four different translators. Before Nat Culver finds answers to his questions, he is plunged into a series of baffling incidents. Could it be another translator, jealous of…

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Lantern in Her Hand, A
Aldrich, Bess Streeter

When A Lantern in Her Hand came out in 1928, critics took little notice, but people everywhere soon discovered it. By the end of 1919, even as the Great Depression set in, Bess Streeter Aldrich's novel was in its twenty-first printing. Now translated into over twenty languages, A Lantern in Her…

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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers

Raised in a home in which all the boys became preachers, Harriet wanted to convince people of the evil of slavery. This she did by writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. This is her life story.

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False Coin, True Coin
Dick, Lois Hoadley

Whom should Cissy Nidd believe? Her father, maker of counterfeit coins? Or John Bunyan, the prisoner in her father's jail who dares to speak of worshiping God in spirit and in truth? As Cissy endures the horrors of plague and the Great Fire of London, she learns the difference…

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Bible Smuggler, The
Vernon, Louise A.

In this highly readable biography, Vernon explains William Tyndale's work of translating, printing, and distributing the Scripture, focusing on Tyndale's helper, Colin, who begins his work as a carrier boy smuggling in a copy of Luther's New Testament to Tyndale. 144 pages.

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Wilbur and Orville Wright, Young Fliers

Presents the boyhood of the brothers who flew the first airplane in 1903.

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Mississippi Bridge
Taylor, Mildred D.

When Josias Williams--en route to his new job--and Stacey Logan's grandmother--about to begin a trip--are ordered off a bus in order that two white passengers may have a seat, the incident begins a nightmare that will change everyone's lives.

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Streams to the River

A fascinating story about Sacagawea, the Indian girl who accompanied Lewis and Clark on their famous journey. Sacagawea narrates the story, relating with ODell's magical touch the ordeals of the trip, describing the land and Indian life, and telling of her growing feelings for Captain Clark.

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This is the story of the brave and kindhearted Native American princess who helped bring about trust and friendship between the English colonists and her tribespeople.

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Plant a Seed of Peace
Seiling, Rebecca

Forty-three delightfully illustrated stories of peacemakers from today and the past will capture the imagination of children of all ages. They tell of people whose lives point to something beyond themselves--a transforming faith in God. Readers learn how to put their faith into action so they too can grow a…

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Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman

Born into slavery, young Harriet Tubman knew only hard work and hunger. Escape seemed impossible--certainly dangerous. Yet Harriet did escape North, by the secret route called the Underground Railroad. Harriet didn't forget her people. Again and again she risked her life to lead them on the same secret, dangerous…

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Gettysburg
Kantor, Mackinlay

On July 1, 1863, the citizens of Gettysburg were surprised to see Confederate soldiers march through their town. Then for three days troops from the North and the South fought around Gettysburg in the turning point of the war. Here is that story. 151 pp.

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When young John of Wycliffe arrives at Oxford University, He finds it a fascinating and perilous place. There he experiences the plague, clashes between university factions and riots among the townspeople. When not studying his favorite place is the Kicking Pony inn where he and his companions discuss politics and…

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By the Shores of Silver Lake
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

By the Shores of Silver Lake is an autobiographical children's novel written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and published in 1939, the fifth of nine books in her Little House series.

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George Muller: Faith to Feed

The people of Bristol, England, though God had more important things to care about than an orphan's breakfast. But George Müller (1805-1898) and soon the orphans themselves - knew that wasn't true. George had opened an orphanage, trusting God to provide for the needs of the orphans…

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Man Who Laid the Egg
Vernon, Louise A.

"Erasmus laid the egg that Luther hatched," is what the people said. And that made Gerhard Koestler smile. He knew that Erasmus had influenced Luther's thinking. He also believed both men were trying to serve God according to the Scriptures. Gerhard lived in Germany in the 1500s. After a…

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Taylor, Mildred D.

Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year - the year of the night riders and the burnings, the year a white girl humiliates Cassie in public simply because she is black - to show Cassie that having a place…

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Neil Armstrong: Young Pilot

This series of biographies, longtime favorites of young readers, now add the first new titles in over 20 years. Rich or poor, great American men and women lived out childhoods as vastly different as the adults they became. Here young readers will learn about the early years of the first person…

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The gripping story of young Karana, who survives by herself for eighteen years on a deserted island off the California coast. A haunting and unusual story based on the fact that in the early 1800s an Indian girl spent eighteen years alone on a rocky island far off the coast…

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Sarah Whitcher's Story
Yates, Elizabeth

Little Sarah wanders away from her family's cabin into the New Hampshire forest, and settlers come from all across the countryside to help find her. As the long days pass, the searchers grow desperate, but Sarah's father's trust in God holds firm.

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Doctor in Rags
Vernon, Louise A.

Hutterites are known for their natural medicines and living in Bruderhofs. Michael Bruhn, his sister Gudryn, and their widowed mother live in a castle in Moravia. When a doctor wearing ragged clothing heals Gudryn, Michael thinks he, too, must be a Hutterite. Later, Michael learns that this doctor in rags…

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Dragons Gate
Yep, Laurence

The prequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Dragonwings. In rural China in 1865, 14-year-old Otter begins his journey to America to meet his father and legendary uncle on the transcontinental railroad. In the freezing mountains of the Sierras, Otter begins to discover himself and what he's made of. 352 pages.

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Out of the Dust
Hesse, Karen

A poem cycle that reads as a novel, this Newbery Medal winner tells the story of Billie Jo, a girl who struggles to help her family survive the dust bowl years of the Depression.

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I Am Regina
Keehn, Sally M.

The cabin door crashes open-and in a few minutes Regina's life changes forever. Allegheny Indians murder her father and brother, burn their Pennsylvania home to the ground, and take Regina captive. Only her mother, who is away from home, is safe. Torn from her family, Regina longs for the…

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War-Torn Valley
Miller, Joyce

A story of Mennonites in Virginia during the Civil War.

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Abraham Lincoln: The Great Emancipator

Recounts the childhood of the man who was President during the Civil War.

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Night Journeys

Eight years before the American Revolution, orphan Peter York is adopted by a strict Quaker farmer. Peter sees his chance to break away by capturing a runaway indentured servant for reward money. But the capture leads to consequences Peter cannot foresee. Written by a Newbery Honor-winning author.

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Caddie Woodlawn
Brink, Carol Ryrie

This beloved story follows the frontier adventures of Caddie Woodlawn, a tomboy growing up in Wisconsin during the 1860s. More likely to plow than bake, she's the despair of her mother and older sister. But when Indians threaten to massacre the settlers, its Caddie who saves the day.

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Across Five Aprils
Hunt, Irene

The Newbery Award-winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents - a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

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Fountain of Life
Martin, Rebecca

This is an inspiring fictional account of blossoming faith, finding Truth and drinking deeply from the true Fountain of Life. Set in New Testament times. Includes a wealth of information concerning Jewish life and customs.

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Night Preacher
Vernon, Louise A.

Menno Simons was first a Catholic priest. As he read and studied the Bible, Menno began to understand the Christian life in a different way. Eventually he became an Anabaptist preacher. Soon, Menno Simons became the leader of the Anabaptists, now known as Mennonites. 138 pages.

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Twenty and Ten
Bishop, Claire Huchet

Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.

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Teddy Roosevelt, Young Rough Rider

Focuses on the childhood of the dynamic president, describing how Teddy worked hard to improve his poor health and developed a lifelong interest in nature and the conservation of natural resources.

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Witch of Blackbird Pond, The-0
Speare, Elizabeth George

Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her…

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First Four Years, The
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

The First Four Years is an autobiographical novel by Laura Ingalls Wilder, published in 1971 and commonly considered the last of nine books in the Little House series. The series had initially concluded at eight children's novels following Wilder to mature age and her marriage with Almanzo Wilder.

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Heart Strangely Warmed, A
Vernon, Louise A.

John Wesley is a fiery preacher who is stirring up the people on the streets of London. One day, while peddling his father's wares, young Robert Upton meets Wesley and his life is changed forever. Robert and his father start going to Wesley's meetings whenever they can. Gradually…

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