This time-travel story has many aspects that kept me turning the pages—a thrilling adventure, fantastic characters, an intriguing premise, and a wonderful message.
Learn How to Make History Come Alive
If you struggle with teaching history or are simply looking for some new techniques to help make your children’s experience of history a better one, The Catholic Educator’s Guide to Teaching History is worth reading.
Popes, Emperors, and Elephants
Popes, Emperors, and Elephants is a fun, interesting read, sure to pique the interest of even those who don’t relish studying history.
The Singer and the Sailor
Therese Boucher provides a poignant portrait of early 20th century life for Catholic French-Canadian immigrants in central Massachusetts in The Singer and the Sailor.
Learn About the Apparition of Our Lady of Good Hope
The Woman in the Trees is a story of the apparition, but also the story of a community and family dynamics. The pain and trials of these immigrants is tangible. Adele’s struggles to share the Good News are also realistically portrayed. This is a wonderful story for a family read aloud or for older children, teens, or adults to read on their own. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Thought-provoking Historical Fiction
Perilous Days is a middle-grade novel set in World War II. This story is about a young Catholic teen named Felix, who happens to be growing up in Hitler’s Germany.
Night of the Cossack – historical fiction for teens
Middle school and high school students searching for adventure or interested in Russian history will enjoy Night of the Cossack #historicalfiction #teens
Beautiful Historic Fiction
Playing By Heart by Carmela Martino This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their…
Fascinating Historic Teen Fiction
The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney In case you’re not familiar with Cynthia T. Toney, this very talented writer is the author…