World War II
Avi - Don't You Know There's
a War On?
Howie sees reminders of the war everyday in his Brooklyn neighborhood,
including scary headlines, blackouts and a blue star in his
window (for his dad). But closer to home, Howie and his best
friend Denny fight to keep their favorite teacher from being
fired from P.S. #8. 200p.
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker - For Freedom: The Story
of a French Spy
Suzanne pursues her dream of being a singer in France during
the Nazi occupation of her country. She also risks her life
to gather information on the enemy for the Resistance. 181p.
Bunting, Eve - Spying on Miss Muller
Jessie suspects that Miss Muller, a German teacher at her Irish
boarding school, may be working for the enemy. 179p.
Chan, Gillian - A Foreign Field
Ellen strikes up a friendship with Stephen, a young British
pilot training at a nearby airfield, that changes her life
Elliott, Laura - Under a War-Torn Sky
Henry Forester is shot down in Nazi-occupied France and must
make his way back to the Allied forces through enemy territory.
Ferry, Charles - Raspberry One
Nick and Hildy serve as Navy torpedo bomber crewmen aboard
the U.S.S. Shiloh in the South Pacific during World War II.
Heneghan, James - Wish Me Luck
Jamie's parents send him away on a passenger ship to
Canada to keep him safe from the German bombing raids over
Liverpool. However, Jamie is anything but safe when his ship
is torpedoed by a German U-boat. 195p.
Matas, Carol - Code Name Kris
After the Nazi occupation of Denmark forces Jesper's
Jewish friends to escape to Sweden, Jesper goes "underground" to
protect his family while he continues to work for the Danish
resistance movement. 152p.
Mazer, Harry - A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
During the chaotic attack on Pearl Harbor, 14-year-old Adam
is mistaken for a young enlisted man and is put to work rescuing
survivors while he desperate-ly seeks news of his father, stationed
on the USS Arizona. 104p.
Mazer, Harry - The Last Mission
When Jack's plane is shot down behind enemy lines, he
is taken prisoner and sent to a German POW camp. 188p.
Reeder, Carolyn - Foster's
While his older brother joins the Air Force, Foster is left
alone at home to fight his own war with his abusive father.
Salisbury, Graham - Under the Blood-Red Sun
After the Japanese bombs fall on Pearl Harbor, Tomi and his
Japanese American parents are viewed with fear and suspicion
by neighbors and former friends. 246p.
Tunnell, Michael O. - Brothers in Valor: A Story of
Three German friends are forced to join Hitler's youth
group. After learning first-hand of the ruthlessness of the
Nazi regime, the boys realize they must fight for a free Germany.
Wulffson, Don L. - Soldier X
When a young German soldier faces capture on the Eastern Front,
he disguises himself as an Allied Russian soldier with amnesia
and is taken to a U.S. army hospital for treatment. 226p.
Zindel, Paul - The Gadget
Stephen's dad works on a highly classified gadget at
a top-secret government facility in the desert. Stephen soon
fears that he may have trusted the wrong person with information
so important that it could jeopardize the lives of all Americans.
Prepared by Amanda Blau, August 2004