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Europe: 1600s

Blackwood, Gary L. The Shakespeare Stealer.
A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.

Blackwood, Gary L. Shakespeare's scribe
In plague-ridden 1602 England, a fifteen-year-old orphan boy, who has become an apprentice actor, goes on the road with Shakespeare's troupe and finds out more about his parents along the way.

Bulla, Clyde Robert. A lion to guard us.
Left on their own in seventeenth-century London, three impoverished children draw upon all their resources to stay together and make their way to the Virginia colony in search of their father.

Gilson, Jamie. Stink Alley.
Living in Holland in 1614 with the harsh Puritan leader, William Brewster, and working for the family of a mischievous Dutch boy named Rembrandt, a spirited twelve-year-old orphan girl struggles to do what is right.

Strickland, Brad. Mutiny!
"The lawless Caribbean of the 1680s is a hotbed of sailors, spies, and pirate gold, where the line between patriot and privateer is a thin one. New to this exciting and dangerous world, fourteen-year-old orphan Davy Shea arrives a the home of his disreputable uncle Patch..."

Trevino, Elizabeth Borton de. I, Juan de Pareja.
Based on "thin threads" of truth, "I, Juan de Pareja" explores the relationship between famous 17th-century Spanish painter Diego Velazquez and his black slave, Juan de Pareja. Written in the first person as if Juan is really telling his story, it is the chronicle of much of Juan's life and his colorful experiences as an apprentice to a master painter. 

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