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Meet Samantha, An American Girl

author: Adler, Susan S., Adler, Susan
In 1904, nine-year-old Samantha, an orphan living with her wealthy grandmother, and her servant friend Nellie have a midnight adventure when they try to find out what has happened to the seamstress who suddenly left her job.
FIC
year: 1998
copies: 94
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 610
subjects: friendship, household employees, women, orphans, historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

Abigail Takes The Wheel

author: Avi
When the first mate of the freight boat Neptune falls ill, it is up to Abigail, the captain's daughter, to steer the ship up the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York City.
FIC
year: 2000
copies: 29
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 390
subjects: cargo ships, ships, fathers and daughters, historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

Ashes Of Roses

author: Auch, Mary Jane
Sixteen-year-old Rose Nolan arrives on Ellis Island in 1911 in the hopes of starting a new life, but after most of her family is sent back to Ireland, she must find her own way in a new country and fend for herself and her younger sister.
FIC
year: 2015
copies: 76
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 670

Sky Boys : How They Built The Empire State Building

author: Hopkinson, Deborah
In 1931, a boy and his father watch as the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building, is constructed, step-by-step, near their Manhattan home.
FIC
year: 2006
copies: 53
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 950
subjects: skyscrapers, building, historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

Land Of Hope

author: Nixon, Joan Lowery, Nixon
Rebekah, a fifteen-year-old Jewish immigrant arriving in New York City in 1902, almost abandons her dream of getting an education when she is forced to work in a sweatshop.
FIC
year: 2001
copies: 117
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 880
subjects: emigration and immigration, jews, historical fiction [X], immigration and emigration, new york (n.y.) [X]

Day Of The Blizzard

author: Moskin, Marietta D
Eager to accomplish an errand for her sick mother, Katie braves one of New York City's severest snowstorms in history, the blizzard of 1888.
FIC
year: 1997
copies: 4
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 630
subjects: blizzards, historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

The Curse Of Ravenscourt

author: Buckey, Sarah Masters
Eleven-year-old Samantha moves with her family into a luxury Manhattan apartment building in 1904 and soon becomes involved in investigating whether a series of mishaps is related to a curse on the building's owner.
FIC
year: 2005
copies: 17
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 790

Chains

author: Anderson, Laurie Halse
When her owner dies at the start of the Revolution, a greedy nephew keeps Isabel and her younger sister enslaved and sells them to Loyalists in New York, where she is offered the chance to spy for the Patriots.
FIC
year: 2010
copies: 225
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 780

Chipper

author: Collier, James Lincoln
Orphaned and homeless, twelve-year-old Chipper Carey is a street-wise gang member in 1890s New York City, until a con man introduces him to a wealthy woman who is seeking her long-lost nephew and Chipper must decide where his loyalties lie.
FIC
year: 2001
copies: 3
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 790
subjects: orphans, gangs, street children, historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

Runaway

author: Cabot, Meg, Benjamin, David, Citra, Becky, Stine, R. L, Van Draanen, Wendelin
When sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts learns the truth about Nikki, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted, she finds that there is only one person to turn to for help--especially since her loved ones seem to be furious with her.
FIC
year: 2011
copies: 32
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 810

Bundle Of Trouble

author: Reiss, Kathryn
After Rebecca meets a new family in her New York City apartment building and helps watch their fussy baby while they are moving in, she becomes convinced that they have been victimized by the kidnappers that have been operating in their neighborhood.
FIC
year: 2011
copies: 3
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 690

City Of Orphans

author: Avi
In 1893 New York, thirteen-year-old Maks, a newsboy, teams up with Willa, a homeless girl, to clear his older sister, Emma, from charges that she stole from the brand new Waldorf Hotel, where she works.
FIC
year: 2012
copies: 54
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 570
subjects: families, homeless persons, gangs, immigrants, new york (n.y.) [X], family life, historical fiction [X]

I Survived The Attacks Of September 11, 2001

author: Tarshis, Lauren
The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his dad's friend Benny, a firefighter and former football star.
FIC
year: 2012
copies: 26
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 630

Sophia's War

author: Avi
In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
FIC
year: 2013
copies: 57
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 730
subjects: spies, historical fiction [X], spy stories, new york (n.y.) [X], united states, historical fiction, war stories

Touched By Fire

author: Watts, Irene N
Fourteen-year-old Miriam flees to America with her family in 1910, where her family settles in a tenement building on the Lower East Side of New York and Miriam gets a job as a cuff setter at the Triangle Waist Company, but just as she is finishing work on March 25, 1911, a fire begins in the factory and she struggles to escape.
FIC
year: 2013
copies: 6
call number/section: FIC
lexile: 710
subjects: pogroms, holocaust, jewish (1939-1945), historical fiction [X], new york (n.y.) [X]

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