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Chains : Seeds Of America
Anderson, Laurie Halse.
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
The Astonishing Life Of Octavian Nothing, Traitor To The Nation. 1 The Pox Party
Anderson, M. T.
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.
In The Company Of Soldiers : A Chronicle Of Combat In Iraq
Atkinson, Rick.
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
Avi, 1937-
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
Beah, Ishmael, 1980-
This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. Ishmael Beah, now 25 years old, tells how at the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he'd been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts.--From publisher description.
Black Hawk Down : A Story Of Modern War
Bowden, Mark, 1951-
"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."--BOOK JACKET. "Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, 1993, the soldiers of Task Force Ranger were sent on a mission to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take them about an hour."--BOOK JACKET. "Instead, they were pinned down through a long and terrible night in a hostile city, locked in a desperate struggle to kill or be killed. When the unit was finally rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and dozens more badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse: more than five hundred killed and over a thousand wounded."--BOOK JACKET. "Mark Bowden's dramatic narrative captures this harrowing ordeal through the eyes of the young men who fought that day. He draws on his extensive interviews of participants from both sides - as well as classified combat video and radio transcripts - to bring their stories to life. A Black Hawk pilot is shot down and besieged by an angry mob, then saved by Somalis who plan to ransom him to the local warlord. A medic desperately tries to keep his grievously wounded friend alive long enough to be evacuated - only to have him bleed to death in his arms. The company clerk, who is the butt of jokes in the barracks, rises to the task and performs extraordinary feats of valor."--BOOK JACKET.
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas : A Fable
Boyne, John, 1971-
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 : The Illustrated Edition
Brown, Dee, 1908-2002
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
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
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
Burg, Ann E.
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
Chambers, Aidan.
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
Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-
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
Couloumbis, Audrey.
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
Crane, Stephen, 1871-1900.
Young Civil War soldier Henry Fielding endures the nightmare of battle as he comes to grips with his fears and feelings of cowardice.
Annexed
Dogar, Sharon.
The story of the boy who loved Anne Frank.
The Diary Of A Young Girl : The Definitive Edition
Frank, Anne, 1929-1945.
"Restored in this Definitive Edition are diary entries that had been omitted from the original edition. These passages, which constitute 30 percent more material, reinforce the fact that Anne was first and foremost a teenage girl, not a remote and flawless symbol. She fretted about, and tried to cope with, her own emerging sexuality. Like many young girls, she often found herself in disagreement with her mother. And like any teenager, she veered between the carefree nature of a child and the full-fledged sorrow of an adult. Anne emerges more human, more vulnerable, and more vital than ever."--BOOK JACKET. "Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, hid in the back of an Amsterdam warehouse for two years. She was thirteen when the family went into the Secret Annex, and in these pages she grows to be a young woman and a wise observer of human nature as well. With unusual insight she reveals the relations between eight people living under extraordinary conditions, facing hunger, the everpresent threat of discovery and death, complete estrangement from the outside world, and above all, the boredom, the petty misunderstandings, and the frustrations of living under such unbearable strain, in such confined quarters."--BOOK JACKET. "A timeless story rediscovered by each new generation. The Diary of a Young Girl stands without peer. For both young readers and adults it continues to bring to life this young woman, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world had seen - and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal. For those who know and love Anne Frank, The Definitive Edition is a chance to discover her anew. For readers who have not yet encountered her, this is the edition to cherish."--BOOK JACKET.
Summer Of My German Soldier.
Greene, Bette, 1934-
Sheltering an escaped prisoner of war is the beginning of some shattering experiences for a twelve-year-old girl in Arkansas.
Dear America. The Winter Of Red Snow : The Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1777-1778
Gregory, Kristiana.
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.
A Farewell To Arms.
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
An unforgettable World War I story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his love for an English nurse.
Purple Heart
McCormick, Patricia, 1956-
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
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949.
A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
War Horse
Morpurgo, Michael
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.
Fallen Angels
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014
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 Soldier
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014
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.
Sunrise Over Fallujah
Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014
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.
The Things They Carried : A Work Of Fiction
O'Brien, Tim, 1946-
Each of these 22 tales relate the exploits and personalities of a fictional platoon of American soldiers in Vietnam.
Sarah Bishop
O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989.
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
Opdyke, Irene Gut, 1921-
Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust.
When My Name Was Keoko
Park, Linda Sue.
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.
Soldier's Heart : A Novel Of The Civil War
Paulsen, Gary.
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.
Woods Runner
Paulsen, Gary.
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. Includes historical notes.
Traitor
Pausewang, Gudrun.
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.
On The Wings Of Heroes
Peck, Richard, 1934-
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
Remarque, Erich Maria, 1898-1970.
Through the eyes and mind of a German private, the reader shares life on the battlefield during World War I.
Yellow Star
Roy, Jennifer Rozines, 1967-
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
Sandell, Lisa Ann.
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
Schröder, Monika, 1965-
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.
The Berlin Boxing Club
Sharenow, Rob.
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.
Flygirl
Smith, Sherri L.
During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to join the Women Airforce Service Pilots.
Ghosts Of War : The True Story Of A 19-year-old Gi
Smithson, Ryan.
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
Spiegelman, Art.
Maus is a haunting tale within a tale. Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account of his tortured relationship with his aging father. Against the backdrop of guilt brought by survival, they stage a normal life of small arguments and unhappy visits.
Milkweed
Spinelli, Jerry.
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.
Badd
Tharp, Tim, 1957-
A teenaged girl's beloved brother returns home from the Iraq War completely unlike the person she remembers.
Red Moon At Sharpsburg : A Novel
Wells, Rosemary.
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.
Night
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. [This book] is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man.
The Book Thief
Zusak, Markus.
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.