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1 World War II/Holocaust Historical Fiction Mission Valley Library Media Center For Mrs. Stidham/Mr. Jones 3rd Quarter,

2 During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

3 Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book- stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors Book Trailer winner Interview with Markus Zusak

4 While her father works on the Manhattan Project, eleven-year-old gadget lover and outcast Dewey Kerrigan lives in Los Alamos Camp, and becomes friends with Suze, another young girl who is shunned by her peers.

5 Nick's father and others are taken prisoner when his plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941, leaving Nick and his friend Mya to risk their lives in order to free them from the POW camp.

6 Based upon the true experiences of the author's father, tells the fictional story of ten-year-old Bamse and his Jewish friend, Anton, who participated in the Danish Resistance during World War II.

7 Philip, an adolescent white boy who is blinded in a torpedo attack at sea during World War II, acquires a new type of vision, courage, and love when he is stranded on a tiny Caribbean island with Timothy, a kind, elderly black man.

8 When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, Joe Hanada and his family face growing prejudice, eventually being torn away from their home and sent to a relocation camp in California, even as his older brother joins the U.S. Army to fight in the war.

9 To honor his father who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, seventeen-year-old Adam eagerly enlists in the Marines in 1944, survives boot camp, and faces combat on the tiny island of Okinawa. Henry Mazer also wrote A Boy at War & The Last Mission.

10 A boy in Illinois remembers the homefront years of World War II, especially his two heroes--his brother in the Air Force and his father--who fought in the previous war.

11 A novel based on the experiences of Suzanne David Hall, who, as a teenager in Nazi-occupied France, worked as a spy for the French Resistance while training to be an opera singer.

12 After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

13 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.

14 During the Japanese occupation of parts of China, twelve-year- old Ye Xian is thrown out of her father's and stepmother's home, joins a martial arts group, and tries to help her aunt and the Americans in their struggle against the Japanese invaders.

15 Fourteen-year-old Belle resents the presence of her sophisticated cousin on a family vacation in the summer of 1942, but their strained relationship is overshadowed by the war in Europe.

16 From her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken with other blond, blue-eyed children to a school in Poland to be trained as "proper Germans" for adoption by German families, but all the while she remembers her true name and history.

17 An Aleutian Islander recounts her suffering during World War II, in American internment camps designed to "protect" the population from the invading Japanese.

18 After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop.

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20 Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.

21 In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year- old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

22 Hannah resents the traditions of her Jewish heritage until time travel places her in the middle of a small Jewish village in Nazi-occupied Poland.

23 From 1939, when Syvia is four and a half years old, to 1945 when she has just turned ten, a Jewish girl and her family struggle to survive in Poland's Lodz ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

24 A street child, known to himself only as Stopthief, finds community when he is taken in by a band of orphans in Warsaw ghetto which helps him weather the horrors of the Nazi regime.

25 A memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. A memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats. (NF) (NF)

26 Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust. Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust. (NF) (NF)

27 The author tells of her experiences in eight concentrations camps as a young Jewish woman in World War II Germany, and shares the story of how she and her husband met and fell in love in spite of their situation, and how they were saved by being put on the list to work at Oskar Schindler's factory. The author tells of her experiences in eight concentrations camps as a young Jewish woman in World War II Germany, and shares the story of how she and her husband met and fell in love in spite of their situation, and how they were saved by being put on the list to work at Oskar Schindler's factory. (Bio) (Bio)

28 In 1944, an Upstate New York teenager named Christine meets and falls in love with Adam, a Yugoslavian Jew living in a refugee camp, despite their parents' conviction that they do not belong together.

29 After suffering a concussion while on a class trip to a Holocaust exhibit, Nicole finds herself living the life of a Jewish teenager in Paris during the Nazi occupation.

30 A struggling American ventriloquist in post- World War II Europe is possessed by the mischievous spirit of a young Jewish boy killed in the Holocaust. Includes author's note which details the murder of over one million children by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s.

31 Thirteen-year-old Halina Rudowski narrowly escapes the Polish ghetto and flees to the forest, where she is taken in by an encampment of Jews trying to survive World War II. Thirteen-year-old Halina Rudowski narrowly escapes the Polish ghetto and flees to the forest, where she is taken in by an encampment of Jews trying to survive World War II.

32 In Vienna, Austria, in 1940, two nine-year- old boys, one Jewish and one Aryan, are classmates and best friends when events of the Nazi occupation draw them even closer together as they fight to survive and escape together.

33 After being released from Buchenwald at the end of World War II, fifteen-year-old Ruth risks her life to lead a group of children across Europe to Palestine.

34 After spending years fleeing from the Nazis in war-torn Europe, twelve-year-old Karin Levi and her older brother Marc, find a new home in a refugee camp in Oswego, New York.

35 Seemingly the only person left alive after the holocaust of a war, a young girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.

36 In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a dangerous and arduous trek to Hungary while seven- year-old Malka, who they were forced to leave behind when she became ill, fends for herself in a ghetto.

37 A Dutch Jewish girl describes the two- and-one-half years she spent in hiding in the upstairs bedroom of a farmer's house during World War II.

38 Ten-year-old Korinna must decide whether to report her parents to her Hitler youth group when she discovers that they are hiding Jews in a secret space behind Korinna's bedroom wall.

39 Jutka, a fourteen-year-old Hungarian Jew, survives the brutality of Auschwitz by dreaming of a life in Canada, but after the liberation, Jutka must decide whether she wants to follow her dreams and move to Canada to live with her last remaining relatives or start a new life with Sandor, the man she has fallen in love with, in Israel.

40 Book Annotations taken from Follett Titlewave


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