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Book TitleAuthorPubDateReading AgeTime PeriodTime FrameGeographic AreaCountryTopicGenreFormat
The Red TentDiamant, Anita1997YA
A
Early Civilization1600 BCEWestern AsiaMiddle EastMesopotamia
Biblical Patriarchy
MN
A Ceiling Made of EggshellsCarson Levine, Gail2009UMG
MG
Renaissance1483-1492EuropeSpainSpanish Inquisition
Jewish Persecution
FN
IncantationHoffman, Alice2006ARenaissance1500EuropeSpainSpanish Inquisition
Jewish Persecution
FN
Out of Many WatersGreene, Jacqueline2002UMGEnlightenment1654EuropePortugalPortuguese Inquisition
Sea Travel
FN
The City BeautifulPolydoros, Aden2021YA
A
Industrial Age1893North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Jewish Immigration
Chicago World's Fair
FN
AudacityCrowder, Melanie2016UMG
YA
Industrial Age1898-1950North AmericaUnited StatesGilded Age
Activism
FN
All-of-a-Kind FamilyTaylor, Syndey1951MGModern Age1900North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFCB
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island StoryNewman, Lesléa2019LE
MG
Modern Age1900-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Ellis Island
FPB
Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor StokesHochschild, Adam1999YA
A
Industrial Age1903-1933North AmericaUnited StatesJewish Immigration
Rose Pastor Stokes
NF
Bio
N
Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its LegacyMarrin, Albert2011UMG
YA
Modern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
NFCB
UprisingHaddix, Margaret Peterson2011UMGModern Age1911North AmericaUnited StatesTriangle Shirtwaist Factory
Fires
Labor Reform
FCB
A Bend in the StarsBarenbaum, Rachel2019YA
A
Modern Age1914RussiaRussiaRussian Revolution
Women in Science
FN
Letters From RifkaHesse, Karen2009MG
UMG
Modern Age1919-1920North AmericaUnited StatesJewish ImmigrationFCB
When the World Was OursKessler, Liz2021UMG
YA
Modern Age1936-1945EuropeAustriaWWII
Holocaust
FN
Anya's WarAlban, Andrea2011YAModern Age1937-1945AsiaChinaWWII
Jewish Immigration
FN
Four Perfect PebblesBlumenthal Lazan, Marion1996UMGModern Age1938-1948EuropeGermany
Holland
HolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Upon the Head of the GoatSiegal, Aranka2003UMGModern Age1939-1944EuropeHungaryHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
No Pretty Pictures: A Child of WarLobel, Anita2008UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropePolandHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Names in a JarGold, Jennifer2021YA
A
Modern Age1939-1987EuropePolandHolocaust
WWII
FN
Beyond CourageRappaport, Doreen2014UMG
YA
Modern Age1939-1945EuropeGermanyHolocaustFB
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six MillionMendelsohn, Daniel2013YA
A
Modern Age1939-1945Eastern EuropeUkraineHolocaustFN
Esfir is AliveSimon, Andrea2016UMG
YA
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
NightWiesel, Elie1958YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropeRomaniaHolocaustNF
Bio
N
The Librarian of AuschwitzIturbe, Antonio2012YA
A
Modern Age1940-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
Twenty and TenBishop, Claire Hutchet1952MGModern Age1940-1944EuropeFranceWWII
Jews in Hiding
Nazi Occupation
FCB
Mapping the BonesYolen, Jane2018YA
A
Modern Age1942-1945EuropePolandHolocaustF
Bio
N
Briar RoseYolen, Jane2016YA
A
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
The Devil's ArithmeticYolen, Jane1988UMG
YA
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustF
HF
CB
OnceGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
Stone AngelYolen, Jane2015LEModern Age1942-1945EuropeFranceHolocaustFPB
ThenGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropePolandHolocaustFN
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlFrank, Anne1947UMG
YA
Modern Age1942-1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustNF
Bio
CB
Hidden: A Child's Story of the HolocaustDauvillier, Loïc2014MG
UMG
Modern Age1942EuropeFranceHolocaustFGN
Number the StarsLowry, Lois2011MGModern Age1945EuropeDenmarkWWIIFCB
They Went LeftHesse, Monica2020YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropePoland
Germany
HolocaustFN
The SearchHeuvel, Eric2009YA
A
Modern Age1945EuropeNetherlandsHolocaustFGN
DawnWiesel, Elie1960YA
A
Modern Age1946-1948EuropePalestineHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
DayWiesel, Elie1961YA
A
Modern Age1950North AmericaUnited StatesHolocaust
Post WWII
NF
Bio
N
In the Neighborhood of TrueKaplan Carlton, Susan2019YA
A
Modern Age1958North AmericaUnited StatesJewish LifeFN
People of the BookBrooks, Geraldine2008YA
A
Modern Age1996SarajevoBosnia and HerzegovinaSarajevo HaggadahFN
NowGleitzman, Morris2013MG
UMG
Modern Age2013AustraliaAustraliaHolocaust
Post WWII
FN

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List of abbreviations:
Reading Age Genre Format
LE = lower elementary
MG = middle grade (8-12 yrs.)
UMG = upper-middle grade (11-14 yrs.)
YA = young adult (14+)
A = adult (18+)
NF - non fiction
F = fiction
Bio = biography
HF = historical fantasy
AH = alternate history
OV - own voices
M = mythology
S = spine book
PB = picture book
GN = graphic novel
ER = early reader
CB = chapter book
B = book (NF)
N = novel