Her father's brutal murder tears 14-year-old Esperanza from her life of privilege in Mexico, forcing her to help her mother create a new life in Great Depression America.
When a storm brings down his father's boat, Digory Beale is forced to leave home to discover his fate.
Friendship for Today, A
Twelve-year-old Rosemary Patterson is one of the first African-American students to enter the white school in her town.
Eleanor Roosevelt Dingman is about to start 6th grade in the small town of Spectacle, New York, and she'll have to take charge of her off-center family when her mom runs away.
Jahanara, Princess of Princesses
Beginning in 1627, Princess Jahanara, first daughter of Shah Jahan of India's Moghul Dynasty, writes in her diary about political intrigues, weddings, battles, and other experiences of her life.
Journey to the New World, A
A Pilgrim girl makes the exciting yet dangerous journey on the Mayflower to a new world.
Kazunomiya, Prisoner of Heaven, Japan 1858
Princess Kazunomiya, half-sister of the Emperor of Japan, relates in her diary and in poems the confusing events occurring in the Imperial Palace in 1858, including political and romantic intrigue.
Kristina, the Girl King, Sweden 1638
Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, Queen Marie Eleonore wailed inconsolably and King Gustavus Adolphus declared, nevertheless, that the child be raised as a prince.
Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, Austria-France, 1769
In 1769, thirteen-year-old Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa, begins a journal chronicling her life at the Austrian court and her preparations for her future role as queen of France.
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, the young Scottish queen, is sent a diary from her mother in which she records her experiences living at the court of France's King Henry II as she awaits her marriage to Henry's son, Francis.
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