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Charles Carroll and the American Revolution
Charles Carroll was one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This wealthy young landowner not only played a key role in founding the United States of America, but a surprising one. He was Catholic. In Maryland, laws prohibited Catholics from all aspects of public life including...Read more
Alfred E. Smith
In 1928 Al Smith, acclaimed Governor of New York Al Smith is running for president of the United States. His record of political reform and fearless integrity give him a strong chance at winning the presidency. That’s until the Ku Klux Klan and other anti-Catholic groups fan the flames of vague...Read more
Simon Brute and the Western Adventure
During France’s days of turmoil in the 1790s, thirteen-year-old Simon Bruté, helping hide priests from the guillotine, little imagines the path his ardent soul will travel. When the Reign of Terror calms down, Bruté goes to Paris; he wins honors at the College of Medicine. But now responding to a...Read more
Joseph the Huron
Much like an unexpected buried treasure, this narrative of a young Huron man has come to light again today. “Chiwatenwa’s” story, recaptured by author Antoinette Bosco from the records of the earliest Jesuit missionaries in Canada, portrays the man (who would one day be christened “Joseph”) in the...Read more
On the Edge of the Fjord
No one dreamed that the Nazis would ever bother Valcos, the sleepy little Norwegian fishing village on the edge of the deep fjord. However, its happy, carefree life ended when Nazi officers quartered themselves in the Engeland home with the intention of securing Captain Engeland’s influential help...Read more
Door to the North
In 1360 AD, King Magnus Eirikson rules over a united Sweden and Norway—a Christian Scandinavia. Dark rumor has reached the king that the colonies in Greenland have fallen back into pagan ritual, along with an alarming report that the inhabitants of the Western Settlement have mysteriously...Read more
The Ranch of the Golden Flowers
Kansas ingenuity and determination meets Spanish grace and benevolence in this story of Old California in the years just before the Gold Rush of 1849. The wagon which has carried sixteen-year-old Lank and his younger sister Tess across the plains, mountains and desert, through sickness, misery and...Read more
The Golden Hawks of Genghis Khan
“You must not speak of the Golden Hawks! Word easily flies down the caravan trails to the ears of the Mongols in the land of Genghis Khan. And then, Jalair, the Mongols will come and slay you!” With this warning from his grandfather Kurush, the summer of 1218 in Samarkand begins for young Jalair...Read more
Through vivid characterizations of people and place, Joyce West’s storytelling—evocative of L. M. Montgomery’s in her Anne of Green Gable series—draws her reader into the richly-textured, rural setting of New Zealand in the mid-20th century. In this first book, young Gabrielle Allan (called Gay) is...Read more
The Secret Cache
Sixteen year old Hugh Beaupre has been waiting all winter for his father to meet him at Sault Sainte Marie’s Northwest Fur company post situated on the eastern end of Lake Superior. Raised in Montreal by an aunt after the death of his Scottish mother, Hugh has only seen his French father a few...Read more