CHAINS: SEEDS OF AMERICA
by Laurie Halse Anderson
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
IN THE COMPANY OF SOLDIERS: A CHRONICLE OF COMBAT
by Rick Atkinson
For soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division, the road to Baghdad began with a midnight flight out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in late February 2003. For Rick Atkinson, who would spend nearly two months covering the division for The Washington Post, the war in Iraq provided a unique opportunity to observe today's U.S. Army in combat.
IRON THUNDER: THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE MONITOR & THE MERRIMAC: A CIVIL WAR NOVEL
Tom's job as an assistant to Captain John Ericsson, the inventor of the Monitor, makes him a target of Confederate spies.
A LONG WAY GONE: MEMOIRS OF A BOY SOLDIER
by Ishmael Beah
This is how wars are fought now by children, hopped up on drugs, and wielding AK-47s. In the more than fifty violent conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. How does one become a killer? How does one stop?
BLACK HAWK DOWN: A STORY OF MODERN WAR
by Mark Bowden
Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces - and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War.
THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS: A FABLE
by John Boyne
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.
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE: AN INDIAN HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST
by Dee Brown
A fully documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the nineteenth century. Using council records, autobiographies, and firsthand descriptions, Brown allows the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota, Ute, Sioux, Cheyenne, and other tribes to tell us in their own words of the battles, massacres, and broken treaties that finally left them demoralized and defeated.
MARCH TOWARD THE THUNDER
by Joseph Bruchac
Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather; includes author's note.
ALL THE BROKEN PIECES
by Ann E. Burg
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.
POSTCARDS FROM NO MAN'S LAND: A NOVEL
by Aidan Chambers
Told in dual narratives, this book takes the reader on a memorable voyage of discovery in a foreign city in the midst of war.
MY BROTHER SAM IS DEAD
by James Lincoln Collier
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.
WAR GAMES: A NOVEL BASED ON A TRUE STORY
by Audrey Couloumbis
What were once just boys' games become matters of life and death as Petros and his older brother Zola each wonder if, like their resistance-fighter cousin, they too can make a difference in a Nazi-occupied Greece.
THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
by Stephen Crane
Young Civil War soldier Henry Fielding endures the nightmare of battle as he comes to grips with his fears and feelings of cowardice.
by Sharon Dogar
Everyone knows about Anne Frank and her life hidden in the secret annex, but what about Peter van Pels, the boy who was also trapped there with her? As Peter and Anne become closer and closer in their confined quarters, how can they make sense of what they see happening around them? Anne's diary ends on August 4, 1944, but Peter's story goes on, beyond their betrayal and into the Nazi death camps.
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL
by Anne Frank
Traces the life of the Jewish girl who hid with seven other people in an attic for two years in Nazi-occupied Holland and chronicled her day-to-day life in a diary which was discovered after her death in a German concentration camp.
SUMMER OF MY GERMAN SOLDIER
by Bette Greene
Sheltering an escaped prisoner of war is the beginning of some shattering experiences for a twelve-year-old girl in Arkansas.
by Jean-Jacques Greif
Moshe Wisniak, a poor Polish Jew, uses his physical strength and cleverness, plus luck, to help him survive the horrors he is subjected to in the concentration camps of World War II. Based on the life of Moshè Garbarz.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS
by Ernest Hemingway
An unforgettable World War I story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his love for an English nurse.
by Patricia McCormick
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.
GONE WITH THE WIND
by Margaret Mitchell
A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
by Michael Morpurgo
World War I has started and the military needs horses to move equipment, charge the enemy, and carry wounded soldiers off the battlefield. Joey, a farm horse is sold to the Army. Joey misses the farmer's son, Albert, and spends the war years wondering if the war will ever end and if he will ever see Albert again.
SUNRISE OVER FALLUJAH
by Walter Dean Myers
Robin Perry, from Harlem, is sent to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the Civilian Affairs Battalion, and his time there profoundly changes him.
by Walter Dean Myers
Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and spends a devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.
THE JOURNAL OF SCOTT PENDLETON COLLINS: A WORLD WAR II SOLIDER
by Walter Dean Myers
A seventeen-year-old soldier from central Virginia records his experiences in a journal as his regiment takes part in the D-Day invasion of Normandy and subsequent battles to liberate France.
THE THINGS THEY CARRIED: A WORK OF FICTION
by Tim O'Brien
Each of these 22 tales relate the exploits and personalities of a fictional platoon of American soldiers in Vietnam.
by Scott O’Dell
Left alone after the deaths of her father and brother who take opposite sides in the War for Independence, and fleeing from the British who seek to arrest her, Sarah Bishop struggles to shape a new life for herself in the wilderness.
IN MY HANDS: MEMORIES OF A HOLOCAUST RESCUER
by Irene Gut Opdyke
Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust.
WHEN MY NAME WAS KEOKO
by Linda Sue Park
With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by Japan during World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.
by Gary Paulsen
From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community.
SOLDIER'S HEART: A NOVEL OF THE CIVIL WAR
by Gary Paulsen
Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.
by Gudrun Pausewang
During the closing months of World War II, a fifteen-year-old German girl must decide whether or not to help an escaped Russian prisoner of war, despite the serious consequences if she does so.
THE RIVER BETWEEN US
by Richard Peck
During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orleans to come north to Illinois.
ON THE WINGS OF HEROES
by Richard Peck
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.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
by Erich Maria Remarque
Through the eyes and mind of a German private, the reader shares life on the battlefield during World War I.
by Jennifer Roy
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.
SONG OF THE SPARROW
by Lisa Ann Sandell
In fifth-century Britain, nine years after the destruction of their home on the island of Shalott brings her to live with her father and brothers in the military encampments of Arthur's army, seventeen-year-old Elaine describes her changing perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes increasingly involved in the bitter struggle against the invading Saxons.
MY BROTHER'S SHADOW
by Monika Schröder
In 1918 Berlin, Germany, sixteen-year-old Moritz struggles to do what is right on his newspaper job, in his relationship with his mother and sister who are outspoken socialists, and with his brother, who returns from the war physically and emotionally scarred.
by Marcus Sedgwick
Having always been able to know when someone is going to die, Alexandra poses as a nurse to go to France during World War I to locate her brother and to try to save him from the fate she has foreseen for him.
THE BERLIN BOXING CLUB
by Robert Sharenow
In 1936 Berlin, fourteen-year-old Karl Stern, considered Jewish despite a non-religious upbringing, learns to box from the legendary Max Schmeling while struggling with the realities of the Holocaust.
by Sherri L. Smith
Ida Mae’s passion for flying leads her into the dangerous life of an African American trying to pass as white in the early days of World War II, in this vivid depiction of military life as well as the many challenges faced by a young black girl who wants to follow her dreams.
GHOSTS OF WAR: THE TRUE STORY OF A 19-YEAR-OLD GI
by Ryan Smithson
In a harrowing memoir about combat, friendship, fear, and a soldier's commitment to his country, Smithson brings teen readers inside a world that few understand, as he describes his experience as a 19-year-old Army engineer in Iraq.
MAUS: A SURVIVOR'S TALE
by Art Spiegelman
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
by Jerry Spinelli
In Warsaw in 1939, a boy wanders the streets and survives by stealing what food he can. He eventually adopts a name, Misha, and a family, that of his friend Janina Milgrom. When the Milgroms are forced to move into the newly created ghetto, Misha cheerfully accompanies them. By the time trains come to take the ghetto's residents away, Misha realizes what many adults do not – that the passengers won't be going to the resettlement villages at the journey's end.
by Tim Tharp
A teenaged girl's beloved brother returns home from the Iraq War completely unlike the person she remembers.
RED MOON AT SHARPSBURG: A NOVEL
by Rosemary Wells
As the Civil War breaks out, India, a young Southern girl, summons her sharp intelligence and the courage she didn't know she had to survive the war that threatens to destroy her family, her Virginia home, and the only life she has ever known.
by Elie Wiesel
Acandid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of Elie Wiesel's survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps.
THE BOOK THIEF
by Markus Zusak
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.
THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, TRAITOR TO THE NATION SERIES
VOLUME 1: THE POX PARTY
by M. T. Anderson
Various diaries, letters and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
DEAR AMERICA SERIES
BOOK TWO: THE WINTER OF RED SNOW: THE DIARY OF ABIGAIL JANE STEWART, VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA, 1777-1778
by Kristiana Gregory
Eleven-year-old Abigail presents a diary account of life in Valley Forge from December 1777 to July 1778 as General Washington prepares his troops to fight the British.