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Historical Fiction: War Stories
Gripping stories of kids bravely facing the struggles and hardships of wartime.
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  Cover Art: Forge Anderson, Laurie Halse
Forge
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Separated from his friend Isabel after their daring escape from slavery, fifteen-year-old Curzon serves as a free man in the Continental Army at Valley Forge until he and Isabel are thrown together again, as slaves once more.
297 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Don't You Know There's a War On? Avi
Don't You Know There's a War On?
WORLD WAR II: In wartime Brooklyn in 1943, eleven-year-old Howie Crispers mounts a campaign to save his favorite teacher from being fired.
200 p. 2001
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  Cover Art: The Fighting Ground Avi
The Fighting Ground
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Thirteen-year-old Jonathan goes off to fight in the Revolutionary War and discovers the real war is being fought within himself.
157 p. 1984
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  Cover Art: Sophia's War : a Tale of the Revolution Avi
Sophia's War : a Tale of the Revolution
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.
302 p. 2012
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  Cover Art: The Boy Who Dared Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
The Boy Who Dared
WORLD WAR II: In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.
202 p. 2008
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  Cover Art: All the Broken Pieces : a Novel in Verse Burg, Ann E.
All the Broken Pieces : a Novel in Verse
VIETNAM WAR: Two years after being airlifted out of Vietnam in 1975, Matt Pin is haunted by the terrible secret he left behind and, now, in a loving adoptive home in the United States, a series of profound events forces him to confront his past.
218 p. 2009
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  Cover Art: Daniel at the Siege of Boston 1776 Calkhoven, Laurie
Daniel at the Siege of Boston 1776
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: In 1776 Boston, twelve-year-old Daniel Prescott enjoys assuming his father's role in taking care of his mother and sister, as well as his work as a spy and messenger for the American revolutionaries, but the pleasure ends when he witnesses the horrors of war firsthand, and learns that a trusted patriot is actually a British spy.
195 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Will at the Battle of Gettysburg 1863 Calkhoven, Laurie
Will at the Battle of Gettysburg 1863
CIVIL WAR: In 1863, twelve-year-old Will, who longs to be a drummer in the Union army, is stuck in his sleepy hometown of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but when the Union and Confederate armies meet right there in his town, he and his family are caught up in the fight. Includes historical notes, glossary, and a timeline of events.
230 p. 2011
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  Cover Art: The Klipfish Code Casanova, Mary
The Klipfish Code
WORLD WAR II: Sent with her younger brother to God√ły Island to live with her aunt and grandfather after Germans bomb Norway in 1940, ten-year-old Merit longs to join her parents in the Resistance and when her aunt, a teacher, is taken away two years later, she resents even more the Nazis' presence and her grandfather's refusal to oppose them.
227 p. 2007
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  Cover Art: My Brother Sam is Dead Collier, James Lincoln
My Brother Sam is Dead
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Recounts the tragedy that strikes the Meeker family during the Revolution when one son joins the rebel forces while the rest of the family tries to stay neutral in a Tory town.
216 p. 1974
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  Cover Art: Shooting the Moon Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Shooting the Moon
VIETNAM WAR: When her brother is sent to fight in Vietnam, twelve-year-old Jamie begins to reconsider the army world that she has grown up in.
163 p. 2008
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  Cover Art: Give Me Liberty Elliott, Laura
Give Me Liberty
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Follows the life of thirteen-year-old Nathaniel Dunn, from May 1774 to December 1775, as he serves his indentureship with a music teacher in Williamsburg, Virginia, and witnesses the growing rift between patriots and loyalists, culminating in the American Revolution.
376 p. 2006
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  Cover Art: Johnny Tremain Forbes, Esther
Johnny Tremain
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.
300 p. 2011
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  Cover Art: Lily's Crossing Giff, Patricia Reilly
Lily's Crossing
WORLD WAR II: During a summer spent at Rockaway Beach in 1944, Lily's friendship with a young Hungarian refugee causes her to see the war and her own world differently.
180 p. 1997
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  Cover Art: Storyteller Giff, Patricia Reilly
Storyteller
REVOLUTIONARY WAR: Forced to spend months at an aunt's house, Elizabeth feel a connection to her ancestor Zee, whose picture hangs on the wall, and who reveals her story of hardships during the Revolutionary War as Elizabeth comes to terms with her own troubles.
166 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Missing in Action Hughes, Dean
Missing in Action
WORLD WAR II: While his father is missing in action in the Pacific during World War II, twelve-year-old Jay moves with his mother to small-town Utah, where he sees prejudice from both sides, as a part-Navajo himself and through an unlikely friendship with Japanese American Ken from the nearby internment camp.
228 p. 2010
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  Cover Art: Cracker! : the Best Dog in Vietnam Kadohata, Cynthia
Cracker! : the Best Dog in Vietnam
VIETNAM WAR: A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog.
312 p. 2007
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  Cover Art: Rifles for Watie Keith, Harold
Rifles for Watie
CIVIL WAR: Jeff Bussey, a young farmer, joins the Union volunteers, and becomes a scout and soldier in the West to see the Civil War from both sides and lives to tell about it.
332 p. 1957
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  Cover Art: Inside Out & Back Again Lai, Thanhha
Inside Out & Back Again
VIETNAM WAR: Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
262 p. 2011
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  Cover Art: A Time for Courage : the Diary of Kathleen Bowen Lasky, Kathryn
A Time for Courage : the Diary of Kathleen Bowen
WORLD WAR I: A diary account of thirteen-year-old Kathleen Bowen's life in Washington, D.C. in 1917, as she juggles concerns about the national battle for women's suffrage, the war in Europe, and her own school work and family. Includes a historical note.
217 p. 2002
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