Fighting the war at home
Young Ike dreams of joining the army.
The futility of war
The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII.
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An award-winning author; a "rising star" illustrator
A story that needs to be told
A rare account of a boy on Schindler's List.
War pits brother against brother
An award winning book about the American Civil War.
Historical Fiction for Teens
A series that puts heart into history.
The Winged Watchman
A story of patriotism, faith and family.
The Four Adventures of Richard Hannay
To trap a brilliant German, Richard Hannay has to pose as a pacifist.
A wonderful story about family loyalty.
Moon Over Manifest
This Newbery winner has all the makings of a modern classic.
For teens, for mothers, for grandmothers: A Rose for the ANZAC Boys
This is one of the most moving historical novels I've found.
Intelligent and talented 18 year old Matt travels to Africa to help war-injured children, leaving his widowed mother and younger sister Olly behind. They, in turn, wait for his letters.
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|highly recommended: you must read this!
recommended: age-appropriate and entertaining
acceptable: not outstanding but not problematic
some reservations: contains potentially problematic scenes or concepts
not recommended: not appropriate for intended readers