Reading Lists: Books & literature

Tired of the Tudors? Meet the Plantaganets: the houses of York (white rose) and Lancaster (red rose), whose conflict over the English throne in the 15th century is known as the Wars of the Roses (and which inspired George R. R. Martin’s medieval fantasy epic).

In these books, diverse peoples in challenging historical times and circumstances find the courage and skills to overcome adversity. Some titles are fictionalized adventures while some give background to the history of marginalized groups.-- Martha J