The Dark Didn’t Catch Me

Able to find beauty in the hills of southern Indiana, Seeley withstands the work, troubles, and sorrows that encompass her family during the depression.

The Dark Didn’t Catch Me

Crystal Thrasher
(Juvenile Fiction - J Thrashe)

Able to find beauty in the hills of southern Indiana, Seeley withstands the work, troubles, and sorrows that encompass her family during the depression.


Indiana Connections

  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • 13: A Novel


  • Finding Home


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Rosetown


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • Running Out of Time


  • Honey


  • The Best At It


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


A Place Called Freedom

After being set free from slavery in 1832, young James Starman and his family journey from Tennessee to Indiana to start a new life and eventually, a new town.

A Place Called Freedom

Scott Sanders
(Juvenile Picture Books - EJ Sa)

After being set free from slavery in 1832, young James Starman and his family journey from Tennessee to Indiana to start a new life and eventually, a new town.


Indiana Connections

  • Running Out of Time


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • Honey


  • The Best At It


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • 13: A Novel


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Rosetown


  • Finding Home


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • The Season of Styx Malone


The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts

In rural Indiana in 1904, 15-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."

The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts

Richard Peck
(Juvenile Fiction - J Pe)

In rural Indiana in 1904, 15-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."


Indiana Connections

  • Rosetown


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • The Best At It


  • 13: A Novel


  • Honey


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Finding Home


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Running Out of Time


  • The School at Crooked Creek


Here Lies the Librarian

14-year-old Eleanor “Peewee” McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.

Here Lies the Librarian

Richard Peck
(Juvenile Fiction - J Pe)

14-year-old Eleanor “Peewee” McGrath, a tomboy and automobile enthusiast, discovers new possibilities for her future after the 1914 arrival in her small Indiana town of four young librarians.


Indiana Connections

  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • 13: A Novel


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • Running Out of Time


  • The Best At It


  • Rosetown


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Finding Home


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • Honey


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • Tracking Daddy Down


The School at Crooked Creek

Living on the 19th-century Indiana frontier with his parents and irritable older sister Louise, 6-year-old Beansie dreads his first day of school, but his resilience surprises even his sister.

The School at Crooked Creek

Laurie Lawlor
(Juvenile Fiction - J Lawlor)

Living on the 19th-century Indiana frontier with his parents and irritable older sister Louise, 6-year-old Beansie dreads his first day of school, but his resilience surprises even his sister.


Indiana Connections

  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • Finding Home


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Running Out of Time


  • The Best At It


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • 13: A Novel


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Honey


  • Rosetown


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift

In her fictionalized journal, 11-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.

Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift

Kathryn Lasky
(Juvenile Fiction - J Dear Las)
Series: Dear America

In her fictionalized journal, 11-year-old Minnie Swift recounts how her family dealt with the difficult times during the Depression and how the arrival of an orphan from Texas changed their lives in Indianapolis just before Christmas 1932.


Indiana Connections

  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • The Best At It


  • Rosetown


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Finding Home


  • 13: A Novel


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • Honey


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Running Out of Time


Running Out of Time

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, 13-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

Running Out of Time

Margaret Peterson Haddix
(Juvenile Fiction - J Haddix)

When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, 13-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.


Indiana Connections

  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Finding Home


  • 13: A Novel


  • Running Out of Time


  • Rosetown


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Honey


  • The Best At It


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War

12-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.

Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War

Helen Frost
(Juvenile Fiction - J Frost)

12-year-olds Anikwa, of the Miami village of Kekionga, and James, of the trading post outside Fort Wayne, find their friendship threatened by the rising fear and tension brought by the War of 1812.


Indiana Connections

  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Best At It


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • Running Out of Time


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • Finding Home


  • 13: A Novel


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Rosetown


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • Honey


  • The Season of Styx Malone


Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1

When fifth-grader Timmy McAllister decides to order a ninja through the mail, his town of Cherry Creek, Indiana may never be the same again.

Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1

Joshua Elder
(Juvenile Manga - J-MANGA Mailord v. 1 Elder)

When fifth-grader Timmy McAllister decides to order a ninja through the mail, his town of Cherry Creek, Indiana may never be the same again.


Indiana Connections

  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Finding Home


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Rosetown


  • The Best At It


  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Running Out of Time


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • Honey


  • 13: A Novel


Ruthie’s Gift

Just before the beginning of World War I, 8-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.

Ruthie’s Gift

Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(Juvenile Fiction - J Br)

Just before the beginning of World War I, 8-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.


Indiana Connections

  • The Season of Styx Malone


  • Salt: A Story of a Friendship in a Time of War


  • Mail Order Ninja Vol. 1


  • Rosetown


  • A Place Called Freedom


  • Here Lies the Librarian


  • The Beef Princess of Practical County


  • Finding Home


  • Good night, Indiana University


  • 13: A Novel


  • The Best At It


  • Christmas After All: The Diary of Minnie Swift


  • The School at Crooked Creek


  • Honey


  • Tracking Daddy Down


  • The Teacher’s Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts


  • The Dark Didn’t Catch Me


  • Ruthie’s Gift


  • Running Out of Time


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