Historical Recommendations – North American Publishers

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As a keen student of history, I love reading about times past. The below books are a set of fantastic recommendations from across the world and throughout the centuries. (Including a couple of historical fantasies.)

Click on a book’s title for its Goodreads page. For more historical fiction, check out my historical recommendations from UK and Irish publishers.

Mad, Bad And Dangerous To Know by Samira Ahmed (Soho Teen)

Saving Savannah by Tonya Bolden (Bloomsbury)

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (HMH Teen)

Sacajawea by Joseph Bruchac (HMH Teen)

The Last Cherry Blossom by Kathleen Burkinshaw (Sky Pony Press)

We Are Not Free by Traci Chee (HMH Teen)


A Heart For Any Fate: Westward to Oregon, 1845 by Linda Crew (Ooligan Press)

The Ninth Day by Ruth Tenzer Feldman (Ooligan Press)

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Amulet)

A Spy in the House by YS Lee (Candlewick)

The Invincible Summer Of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen (Wattpad Books)

Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco by Richie Narvaez (Pinata Books)


Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands by Sonia Nimr, translated by Marcia Lynx Qualey (Interlink Books)

A Curse of Roses by Diane Pinguicha (Entangled Teen)

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan (Scholastic)

The Servant by Fatima Sharafeddine (Groundwood Books)

Timekeeper by Tara Sim (Sky Pony Press)

Kent State by Deborah Wiles (Scholastic)

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