Explore New York! Authors F-G

Farnsworth, Cheri. Haunted Hudson Valley: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of New York’s Sleepy Hollow Country. 2010.
Contains accounts of paranormal activity in and around New York’s Hudson River Valley, including hauntings, ghosts, and UFOs.

Finney, Jack. Time and Again. 1995.
This novel is about an experiment that causes 20th century illustrator Si Morley to step out of the Dakota apartment building into the streets of 1882 New York.

Fredericks, Mariah. The Girl in the Park. 2012.
When the body of Wendy Gellar is found in Central Park one Sunday morning, everyone is quick to blame Wendy’s notorious partying habits. Everyone, that is, except her old friend, Rain, who takes it upon herself to find out what really led to the death of her friend.

Friedman, Aimee. The Year My Sister Got Lucky. 2008.
When Katie and Michaela Wilder move from New York City to upstate rural New York, Katie has a hard time fitting in – and getting accustomed to local culture, like friendly neighbors and cows that need to be milked. Michaela, though, becomes the town’s social belle, loving her new life and her new country friends. Can they ever be as close as they once were?

Gansworth, Eric. If I Ever Get Out of Here. 2013.
Set in 1975, this coming of age story explores the cross-cultural friendship of Lewis Blake, a Native American teen living on the Tuscarora Reservation in Western New York, and George Haddonfield, a military kid from a nearby Air Force base.

Gillies, Isabel. Starry Night. 2014.
Fifteen-year-old Wren and her three lifelong best friends are celebrating the opening of a major exhibit curated by her father at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, when Wren finds first love with her brother’s new friend, Nolan. The relationship transforms her and her life.

Godbersen, Anna. The Luxe. 2008.
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.

Greene, Meg. Elena Kagan. 2014.
This biography of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan covers her growing up in New York City to her roles at the White House and more.

Gregory, Kristiana. Stalked. 2011.
When Rikke Svendsen, a fifteen-year-old Danish servant, arrives at Ellis Island in 1912, she realizes that a fellow passenger is stalking her. In the chaos of immigration and trying to flee from him, she is unable to meet her family in Racine, Wisconsin, and ends up stranded in New York City.

Grimes, Nikki. Bronx Masquerade. 2002.
While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they’ve written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
2003 Coretta Scott King Author Award
2003 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults

Gruber, Ruth. Haven: The Dramatic Story of 1,000 World War II Refugees and How They Came to America. 2000.
Gruber, a journalist during World War II, accompanied 1,000 refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe who came to Oswego, New York, as guests of the United States government.