Historical Fiction: World War II

Recommended books for children on World War II.

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The 1940s: Secrets
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hoobler, Dorothy; Hoobler, Thomas; Hoffman, Robin (Illustrator)
Call Number:
JF Hoobler
Description:

In 1944, Gabriella, Esther, and other young people see the impact of war on their lives in the United States.

The Coastwatcher
Artist/Author/Cast:
Weston, Elise
Call Number:
JF Weston
Description:

Hugh finds clues suggesting that a German submarine is in the vicinity of his family's beach house.

The Devil's Arithmetic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Yolen, Jane
Call Number:
YP F Yolen
Description:

Hannah resents her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a concentration camp.

Time of Fire
Artist/Author/Cast:
Westall, Robert
Call Number:
JF Westall
Description:

With his mother dead from a German bomb, Sonny tries to understand the truths of war and retribution.

Weedflower
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kadohata, Cynthia
Call Number:
YP F Kadohata
Description:

Twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in California to an internment camp in Arizona.

Where the Ground Meets the Sky
Artist/Author/Cast:
Davies, Jacqueline
Call Number:
JF Davies
Description:

Hazel moves to the New Mexico desert, where her father and other scientists are working on a secret project.

Willow Run
Artist/Author/Cast:
Giff, Patricia Reilly
Call Number:
JF Giff
Description:

When she moves with her parents to Michigan during World War II, Meggie learns about many different kinds of bravery.

Wish Me Luck
Artist/Author/Cast:
Heneghan, James
Call Number:
JF Heneghan
Description:

While on a voyage to Canada to escape the air raids, twelve-year-old Jaimie faces another kind of life-threatening situation.

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