Saturday, March 31, 2018

Seven top diverse historical fantasy novels

At the BN Teen Blog, Nicole Brinkley tagged "seven wonderful historical fantasies that don’t center on straight, cis, able-bodied white people," including:
The Girl With the Red Balloon, by Katherine Locke

Another time travel book that gets it right? The Girl With The Red Balloon! This 2018 Sydney Taylor Award Honor Book follows Ellie as, with the aid of a red balloon, she falls back through time to 1988 East Berlin. There, a secret group helps people escape over the Wall with the help of balloons and magic—balloons that are not supposed to travel through time. There’s a different magic at play, one that could change history and stop Ellie from returning home, and if she and her new friends don’t stop it, everything the group works for could crumble.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue