Non Fiction books about World War 2

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EisenhowerAdams, Simon. World War II. DK Eyewitness Books. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000. A colorful and complete book that details general World War II history for children and adolescents. Nonfiction, Grades 4-6.

Adler, David A., and Karen Ritz. Child of the Warsaw Ghetto. New York: Holiday House, 1995. Details events of the Holocaust through the eyes of young Froim Baum who survived the Dachau death camp. Nonfiction, Grades 3-4.

Adler, David A., and Karen Ritz. Hilde and Eli, Children of the Holocaust. New York: Holiday House, 1994. A story of two Jewish children who die in a Nazi death camp. Nonfiction, Grade 4-6.

Allen, Thomas B. Remember Pearl Harbor: American and Japanese Survivors Tell Their Stories. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2001. Stories from survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nonfiction, Grades 7-9.

Amis, Nancy. The Orphans of Normandy: A True Story of World War II Told Through Drawings by Children. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2003. The story of how young orphans and their teachers escaped Normandy during the invasion. Nonfiction, Grades 4-6.

Bell, Ted. Nick of Time. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2008. Young Nick McIver uses a time machine to change the course of events in two time periods, the Napoleonic Wars and World War II. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri. Great World War II Projects: You Can Build Yourself. White River Junction, VT: Nomad Press, 2006. Ideas for creative projects for students related to events of World War II. Nonfiction, Grades 4-6.

Buckey, Sarah Masters, and Jean-Paul Tibbles. The Light in the Cellar: A Molly Mystery. Middleton, WI: Pleasant, 2007. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Molly is a volunteer on the home front but discovers a mystery involving the theft of rationed food supplies for sale on the black market. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Cormier, Robert. Heroes: A Novel. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2000. Francais Cassavant comes back to his home town with a disfiguring wound to his face after fighting in World War II. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Dahl, Roald. Going Solo. New York, N.Y.: Puffin Books, 1999. The author’s true account of being a fighter pilot in World War II. Nonfiction, Grades 7-9.

Greene, Bette. Summer of My German Soldier. London: Penguin, 1999. A Jewish girl living in Arkansas during World War II befriends German POW soldiers in America. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Hautzig, Esther Rudomin. The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1968. A young Polish girl is arrested as a political enemy of Russia and exiled to Siberia during World War II. Grades, 7-9.

Hughes, Dean. Soldier Boys. New York, NY: Simon Pulse, 2003. Two soldier’s paths cross at the Battle of the Bulge. Fiction, Grades 7-9.

Myers, Walter Dean. The Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins: A World War II Soldier. My name is America. New York: Scholastic, 1999. A soldier from Virginia records his experiences during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Nathan, Amy. Yankee Doodle Gals: Women Pilots of World War II. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2001. Chronicles the experiences of Women Service Airforce Pilots who fought discrimination in order to become pilots in World War II. Nonfiction, Grades 4-6.

Nelson, Peter. Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis. New York, N.Y.: Delacorte Press, 2002. Examines the events surrounding the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how the record was set straight fifty-five years later. Nonfiction, Grades 7-9.

Oppenheim, Joanne. Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference. New York: Scholastic, 2006. The true story of a librarian at a Japanese American internment camp during World War II worked to demonstrate the injustice of their imprisonment. Nonfiction, Grades 7-9.

Parker, Robert B. Edenville Owls. New York: Sleuth Philomel, 2007. A young boy in Massachusetts following World War II tries to cope with the changes in his world. . Fiction, Grades 7-9.

Peck, Richard. On the Wings of Heroes. New York: Dial Books, 2007. An Illinois boy tells about the home front during the years of World War II and awaits the chance to see his hero brother again. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Salisbury, Graham. Eyes of the Emperor. New York: Laurel-Leaf Books, 2007. On the orders of United States Army, Japanese American men must train K-9 units to hunt Asians during World War II. Fiction, Grades 7-9.

Streatfeild, Noel. Theater Shoes. New York: Random House, 1994. Three orphans live with their grandmother during World War II in England and discover their talent for theater. Fiction, Grades 4-6.

Tanaka, Shelley, and David Craig. Attack on Pearl Harbor: The True Story of the Day America Entered World War II. New York: Hyperion Books For Children, 2001. The memoirs of the survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Nonfiction, Grades 4-6.

Taylor, Theodore. The Cay. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969. The experiences of a young white boy and an African man as they are stranded on an island when the freighter they are traveling on is torpedoed by a German submarine. Fiction, Grades 7-9.

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