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12 amazing World War II novels you should read right now
I have been on a big World War II reading kick in my own life lately. I think this book is a good introduction to war for children. Though, when it first started it sounded very fairytale-ish and I was wondering where it was going, but stick it out because wow, such a powerful book. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each, in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral crescendo.
Friedman Family Foundation. Kaywell, PhD , developed these reading lists to help middle and high school students develop background knowledge on World War II and the Holocaust.
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Lindsey Recommends WWII Historical Fiction
There is a huge array of books focusing on the conflict, the struggles of the military and ordinary people, the key moments, and many more subjects. We've selected 10 YA books , 20 novels and 30 examples of non-fiction with the ability to inspire, educate and display humanity's remarkable ability to self-destruct. While exploring his new environment, a young boy meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun.
So can I brag for a minute? Looking for movies instead? Ok, books set during wars can be tough, right? And bonus: all these book are about women! The overwhelming sadness. The overwhelming tiredness. And the love, and the compassion, and the bravery.