Streams to the River, River to the Sea

10 best books like Streams to the River, River to the Sea (Scott O'Dell): Before We Were Free, They Loved to Laugh, Elijah of Buxton, The Upstairs Room, Ellen Tebbits, 47, The Sea of Monsters: The Graphic Novel, The Path of Loneliness: Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness to God, Soup for President, The Sign of the Beaver

AuthorJulia Alvarez
I wonder what it would be like to be free? Not to need wings because you don’t have to fly away from your country?

Anita de la Torre is a twelve-year-old girl living in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared, Papi...
AuthorKathryn Worth
Tears and laughter alternate in this novel of a young girl's growth to womanhood in the 1830s.

16-year-old orphan Martitia Howland has been transplanted into a Quaker farm family of five intimidating sons and one disapproving daughter. As Martitia runs their gauntlet, she suffers their...
AuthorChristopher Paul Curtis
Newbery Medalist and CSK Award winner Christopher Paul Curtis's debut middle-grade/young-YA novel for Scholastic features his trademark humor, compelling storytelling, and unique narrative voice.
Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement...
The Upstairs Room
AuthorJohanna Reiss
In the part of the marketplace where flowers had been sold twice a week - tulips in the spring, roses in the summer - stood German tanks and German soldiers. Annie de Leeuw was eight years old in 1940 when the Germans attacked Holland and marched into the town of Winterswijk where she lived. Annie was ten...
Ellen Tebbits
AuthorBeverly Cleary
Ellen Tebbits has a secret that she'll never share with anyone. That is, until she meets Austine—and discovers that Austine has the same secret! Soon the girls are best friends who do everything together—attending dance class, horseback riding, and dodging pesky Otis Spofford. But then Ellen...
AuthorWalter Mosley
Mosley deftly weaves historical and speculative fiction into a powerful narrative about the nature of freedom.

A gripping Young Adult fiction debut by bestselling author Walter Mosley.

Walter Mosley is one of the best known writers in America. In his first book for young adults,...
AuthorRobert Venditti
Seventh grade has been surprisingly quiet for Percy Jackson. Not a single monster has set foot on his New York prep-school campus. But when an innocent game of dodgeball among Percy and his classmates turns into a death match against an ugly gang of cannibal giants, things get...well, ugly. And the unexpected...
AuthorElisabeth Elliot

I wish there were more female Christian writers that are cut from the same cloth as Elisabeth Elliot.

She always says it like it is. She is not shy about holding to her traditional, biblical values - and she'll challenge you to do the same. She doesn't feel...
Soup for President
AuthorRobert Newton Peck
Robert Newton Peck's _Soup_ series kind of ran its course by the end. The last few felt like he just sort of whipped up a few silly ideas and whipped them up into a semi-tidy ending. But the first few are very good indeed.

Rob, the main character, has to decide between helping his conniving friend...
The Sign of the Beaver
AuthorElizabeth George Speare
It's the time of the American Revolution and new Americans like Matt and his family are heading out to colonize areas of virgin territory.

Matt and his father head to Maine territory to stake their claim, which involves declaring their land, building a home and planting crops. Once they've...
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