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An Acquaintance with Darkness

by Ann Rinaldi

Fourteen-year-old Emily Pigbush suspects that her uncle is involved in body snatching. Meanwhile, her best friend's family is accused of plotting to kill Abraham Lincoln, and Emily is left unsure of whom she can trust. Includes a reader's guide.

Amelia's War

by Ann Rinaldi

As the Civil War rages, Amelia's Maryland town is beset by divisions. Even she and her best friend Josh disagree. Amelia vows not to take sides, until the Confederate troops march into town... led by Josh's uncle.

The Blue Door (Quilt Trilogy #3)

by Ann Rinaldi

Amanda Videau had no idea what adventures she'd find on the journey North. But she never expected this. After witnessing a crime, she goes into hiding, disguising herself as a worker in her great-grandfather's textile mill.

A Break with Charity

by Ann Rinaldi

Susanna English desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage, but she doesn't realize the leader of the group, the malicious Ann Putnam, is about to set off a torrent of false accusations that will lead to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people-victims of a witch-hunt panic. "The author's skillful manipulation of the conventions of the young-adult novel-particularly the rich exploration of being an outsider and going against the mainstream-makes this book a superb vehicle for examining the social dynamics of this legendary event."-The Horn Book

A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

by Ann Rinaldi

Susanna desperately wants to join the circle of girls who meet every week at the parsonage. What she doesn't realize is that the girls are about to set off a torrent of false accusations leading to the imprisonment and execution of countless innocent people. Susanna faces a painful choice. Should she keep quiet and let the witch-hunt panic continue, or should she "break charity" with the group--and risk having her own family members named as witches?

Broken Days (Quilt Trilogy #2)

by Ann Rinaldi

When her mother died, she told 14-year-old Walking Breeze to seek out her family-the Chelmsfords of Salem. She will find solace there. But Ebie has other ideas. Ebie knows that her half-Shawnee "cousin" will take her place as grandfather's favorite.

Brooklyn Rose

by Ann Rinaldi

It's 1900, the dawn of a new century, and fifteen-year-old Rose Frampton is beginning a new life. She's left her family in South Carolina to live with her handsome and wealthy husband in Brooklyn, New York--a move that is both scary and exciting. As mistress of the large Victorian estate on Dorchester Road, she must learn to make decisions, establish her independence, and run an efficient household. These tasks are difficult enough without the added complication of barely knowing her husband. As romance blossoms and Rose begins to find her place, she discovers that strength of character does not come easily but is essential for happiness.Writing in diary form, Ann Rinaldi paints a sensual picture of time and place--and gives readers an intimate glimpse into the heart of a child as she becomes a woman.Includes a reader's guide.

But in the Fall I'm Leaving

by Ann Rinaldi

Brie's plan to leave her strict father and go live with her mother, who abandoned her as a baby, is changed when she discovers a horrible secret about her past.

Cast Two Shadows

by Ann Rinaldi

A young girl living in South Carolina during the American Revolution discovers the duplicity within herself and others.

Cast Two Shadows: The American Revolution in the South

by Ann Rinaldi

In South Carolina in 1780, fourteen-year-old Caroline sees the Revolutionary War take a terrible toll on her family and friends, and comes to understand the true nature of war.

The Coffin Quilt

by Ann Rinaldi

Fanny McCoy has lived in fear and anger ever since that day in 1878 when a dispute with the Hatfields over the ownership of a few pigs set her family on a path of hatred and revenge. From that day forward, along the ragged ridges of the West Virginia-Kentucky line, the Hatfields and the McCoys have operated not withing the law but within mountain codes of their own making. In 1882, when Fanny's sister Roseanna runs off with young Johnse Hatfield, the hatred between the two clans explodes.As the killings, abductions, raids, and heartbreak escalate bitterly and senselessly, Fanny, the sole voice of reason, realizes that she is powerless to stop the fighting and must learn to rise above the petty natures of her family and neighbors to find her own way out of the hatred.

The Color of Fire

by Ann Rinaldi

Someone is setting fires in New York City. It is 1741 and, as a colony of Britain, America is at war with Spain. The people in New York City are on a heightened state of alert, living in fear of Catholics acting as Spanish secret agents.

Come Juneteenth

by Ann Rinaldi

Sis Goose is a beloved member of Luli's family, despite the fact that she was born a slave. But the family is harboring a terrible secret. And when Union soldiers arrive on their Texas plantation to announce that slaves have been declared free for nearly two years, Sis Goose is horrified to learn that the people she called family have lied to her for so long. She runs away--but her newly found freedom has tragic consequences. Includes an author's note.

The Education of Mary: A Little Miss of Color, 1832

by Ann Rinaldi

In 1832, Prudence Crandall begins admitting black girls to her exclusive Connecticut school, scandalizing white society and eventually causing her arrest and the closing of her school.

The Ever-After Bird

by Ann Rinaldi

In 1851, thirteen-year-old Cecelia has her eyes opened to the horrors of slavery when she accompanies her ornithologist uncle on an expedition in search of the rare scarlet ibis, and watches as he shows slaves the way to the Underground Railroad.

The Family Greene

by Ann Rinaldi

Cornelia Greene is fed up with gossip about her mother. Caty Littlefield Greene was once a beautiful young bride who lifted the troops' spirits at Valley Forge, but Cornelia knows that rumors of Caty's past indiscretions hurt Nathanael Greene, Cornelia's adored father. Yet Caty claims that she's just a flirt, and that flirting is a female necessity--a woman's only means of power.Cornelia's concern with her mother's reputation abruptly fades to the background when she learns that Nathanael Greene may not be her father. As she searches for the truth, she makes unexpected discoveries that lead her to a new understanding of love and family.

The Fifth of March

by Ann Rinaldi

"Carefully researched and lovingly written, Rinaldi's latest presents a girl indentured to John and Abigail Adams during the tense period surrounding the 1770 Massacre. . . . Fortuitously timed, a novel that illuminates a moment from our past that has strong parallels to recent events. Bibliography."--Kirkus Reviews

The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre

by Ann Rinaldi

Rachel Marsh is a servant in the Boston household of John Adams. But her loyalty to the Adams family is tested by her friendship with Matthew Kilroy, a British private who leads his soldiers in firing upon a mob of Boston citizens.

Finishing Becca

by Ann Rinaldi

An independent-minded young maid tells the story of social-climber Peggy Shippen and how she influenced Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the Patriot forces. Revolutionary Philadelphia is brought to life as Becca seeks to find her "missing pieces" while exploring the complicated issues of the war between the impoverished independence men and the decadent British Tories. "This tale of treachery comes alive under [Rinaldi's] pen."--Kirkus Reviews

Finishing Becca: A Story about Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold

by Ann Rinaldi

A fourteen-year-old maid witnesses the events that lead to General Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American forces during the Revolutionary War.

Girl in Blue

by Ann Rinaldi

As a teen, Sarah Wheelock has vowed never to let a man control her. With this conviction, she lives her life on a Michigan farm, disguises herself as a boy, and fights in the Civil War.

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons

by Ann Rinaldi

Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley--as she comes to be known--has an eager mind and it leads her on an unusual path for a slave--she becomes America's first published black poet. "Strong characterization and perceptive realism mark this thoughtful portrayal."--Booklist

Hang a Thousand Trees with Ribbons: The Story of Phillis Wheatley

by Ann Rinaldi

Kidnapped from her home in Senegal and sold as a slave in 1761, a young girl is purchased by the wealthy Wheatley family in Boston. Phillis Wheatley -- as she comes to be known -- has an eager mind and it leads her on an unusual path for a slave -- she becomes America's first published black poet.

In My Father's House

by Ann Rinaldi

To escape the Civil War, Will McLean moves his family to a quiet town called Appomattox. The tension between him and his stepdaughter Oscie Mason is also about to explode. Historical fiction.

The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce

by Ann Rinaldi

This book is historical fiction. Many of the characters did exist. The story is of a 14 year old boy Jasper Jonathan Pierce and his voyage on the Mayflower. After arriving at Plymouth, Jasper has many adventures. The book is well done, and accurate in most details.

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