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End of the Year Memory Jar

End of the Year Memory Jar

Historical Fiction_Grades 9-12

Donnelly, J. Revolution: Brooklyn teen Andi acts out in her rage and grief over her younger brother's death to the point that she is forced to spend winter break with her estranged father in France; while in Paris, she discovers and becomes obsessed with a journal she finds that belonged to Alexandrine Paradis, an aspiring Parisian actress who lived two centuries earlier. Check the online catalog

Honeyman, K. The Fire Horse Girl: When Jade Moon, born in the unlucky year of the Fire Horse, and her father immigrate to America in 1923 and are detained at Angel Island Immigration Station, Jade Moon is determined to find a way through and prove that she is not cursed. Check the library catalog

Lake, N. In Darkness: In the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake, fifteen-year-old Shorty, a poor gang member from the slums of Site Soleil, is trapped in the rubble of a ruined hospital, and as he grows weaker he has visions and memories of his life of violence, his lost twin sister, and of Toussaint L'Ouverture, who liberated Haiti from French rule in the 1804. Check the library catalog

Marsh, K. Jepp, Who Defied the Stars: Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny. Check the library catalog

Mazer, H. Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am: Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother. Check the library catalog

McCormick, P. Purple Heart: While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali. Check the online catalog

Voorhoeve, A.  My Family for the War: Before the start of World War II, ten-year-old Ziska Mangold, who has Jewish ancestors but has been raised as a Protestant, is taken out of Nazi Germany on one of the Kindertransport trains, to live in London with a Jewish family, where she learns about Judaism and endures the hardships of war while attempting to keep in touch with her parents, who are trying to survive in Holland. Check the library catalog

Wein, E. Code Name Verity: In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must do to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Check the library catalog

Wolf, A. The Watch That Ends the Night: Re-creates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, "Unsinkable" Molly Brown, Captain Smith, and others including the iceberg itself. Check the library catalog

 

Staff Pick

The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin
Collected over ten years, Richard Rubin's book features interviews with the last remaining World War I veterans, aged 101 to 113, to paint a picture of a time and a generation that, despite memorials and history lessons, is quickly fading away.

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The Smithtown Library

Long Island's Largest Library Serving the Communities of Smithtown:
Commack, Fort Salonga, Hauppauge, Head of the Harbor, Kings Park, Nesconset, Nissequogue, Saint James, Smithtown, Village of the Branch

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3 Indian Head Road
Commack, NY 11725
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Kings Park Building

One Church Street
Kings Park, NY 11754
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Nesconset Building

148 Smithtown Boulevard
Nesconset, NY 11767
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Smithtown Main Building

One North Country Road
Smithtown, NY 11787
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