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Told in her own words, here is the true story of a girl who posed as a boy during World War II — and dared to speak up for her fellow prisoners of war. With the Japanese army poised to invade their Indonesian island in 1942, Rita la Fontaine’s family knew that they and the other Dutch and Dutch-Indonesian residents would soon become prisoners of war. Fearing that twelve-year-old Rita would be forced to act as a "comfort woman" for the Japanese soldiers, the family launched a desperate plan to t...






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Cher Ami by Anita Ganeri

Published 1 June 2017

Children

It is 3 October 1918. World War I is raging across Europe. On the Western Front in France, 500 men from the 77th Division of the US Army Signal Corps find themselves trapped behind enemy lines. Surrounded by German troops, and strafed by friendly artillery fire, many of the men are killed or wounded. By the second day, fewer than 200 men of the 'Lost Battalion' are left alive. As the situation grows ever more desperate, their only hope is to get a message out for help. One by one, the men sent o...


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A Thousand Sisters by Elizabeth Wein

Published 22 January 2019

Young Adult

Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist! The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II-from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity This nonfiction book is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom. In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the f...



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The Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose

Published 11 May 2015

Young Adult

At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not...






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The Boys Who Challenged Hitler by Phillip Hoose

Published 12 May 2015

Young Adult

At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery British leader, the young patriots in the Churchill Club committed countless acts of sabotage, infuriating the Germans, who eventually had the boys tracked down and arrested. But their efforts were not...



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D-Day 1944 (WW11 Day by Day) by Charlie Samuels

Published 1 September 2013

Young Adult





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Most Dangerous by Steve Sheinkin

Published 22 September 2015

Young Adult

From Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of The Port Chicago 50 and Bomb comes a tense, exciting exploration of what the Times deemed "the greatest story of the century": how Daniel Ellsberg transformed from obscure government analyst into "the most dangerous man in America," and risked everything to expose the government's deceit. On June 13, 1971, the front page of the New York Times announced the existence of a 7,000-page collection of documents containing a secret history of the Vietnam...