World War II

From 1939 until 1945 many countries around the world were war battlegrounds. Those that were not directly involved sent soldiers and supplies to the war zones. Battles were fought across Europe, in North Africa, in Asia, and across the Pacific. Those who did not go to fight worried about the fate of those who did, and they worked hard to do their part for "the war effort." Life for many changed radically, and for some, the memories of this extraordinary war still has an impact today. World War II was greatly affected by what took place during World War I.
Brave Deeds: How one family saved many from the Nazis

Brave Deeds: How one family saved many from the Nazis

Anna Alma
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Groundwood Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0888997913
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Remember WWII: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories

Remember WWII: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
National Geographic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0792271796
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Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee Story

Rebekkah’s Journey: A World War II Refugee Story

Ann E. Burg
Illustrator:  Joel Iskowitz 
Historical Fiction Picture Book  Series
For ages 8 to 12
Sleeping Bear Press, 2006   ISBN: 978-1585362752
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Wind Flyers

Wind Flyers

Angela Johnson
Illustrator:  Loren Long 
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 5 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-0689848797
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Black and White Airmen: Their True Story

Black and White Airmen: Their True Story

John Fleischman
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Houghton Mifflin, 2007   ISBN: 978-0618562978
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The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen

Philip Brooks
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 10
Compass Point Books, 2005   ISBN: 978-0756506834
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Erika’s Story

Erika’s Story

Ruth Vander Zee
Illustrator:  Roberto Innocenti 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
The Creative Company, 2003   ISBN: 978-1568461762
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Rose Blanche

Rose Blanche

Roberto Innocenti, Christopher Gallaz
Illustrator:  Roberto Innocenti 
Picture Book
For ages 8 and up
Creative Editions, 1985   ISBN: 978-0898123852
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Remember Me: A Search for Refuge in Wartime Britain

Remember Me: A Search for Refuge in Wartime Britain

Irene N. Watts
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Tundra Books, 2000   ISBN: 088776519X
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Always Remember Me

Always Remember Me

Marisabina Russo
Historical Fiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Simon and Schuster, 2005   ISBN: 978-0689869204
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Someone Named Eva

Someone Named Eva

Joan M. Wolf
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Clarion Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0618535798
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Finding Sophie: A Search for belonging in Postwar Britain

Finding Sophie: A Search for belonging in Postwar Britain

Irene N. Watts
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Tundra Books, 2002   ISBN: 978-0887766138
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Good-bye Marianne: A Story of growing up in Nazi Germany

Good-bye Marianne: A Story of growing up in Nazi Germany

Irene N. Watts
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Tundra Books, 1998   ISBN: 978-0887764455
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Summer of the war

Summer of the war

Gloria Whelan
Fiction
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins, 2006   ISBN: 978-0060080723
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Ultra Hush-Hush: Espionage and Special Missions

Ultra Hush-Hush: Espionage and Special Missions

Stephen Shapiro
Illustrator:  David Craig 
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Annick Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1550377781
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