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Agent most wanted : the never-before-told story of the most dangerous spy of World War II by Purnell, Sonia 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2022)

BTSB #: 735264 Available

Dewey: 940.54/BAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1150 F&P: Z+

Subjects: Goillot, Virginia,|d1906-1982 Women spies - United States - Biography Spies - United States - Biography Intelligence service - United States - Biography World War, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945 - Underground movements - France

Summary: A young readers adaptation of the story of Virginia Hall; the unassuming American spy who helped the allies win World War II.

23.28 *

Brothers in arms : a true World War II story of Wojtek the bear and the soldiers who loved him by Hood, Susan 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2022)

BTSB #: 462339 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Wojtek - (Bear),|d1942-1963 Bears World War, 1939-1945 Soldiers Human-animal relationship

Summary: The true story of how a Polish military unit adopted an orphaned bear who helped many of them heal from the horrors of World War II.

23.28 *

Facing the mountain : a true story of Japanese American heroes in World War II by Brown, Daniel James 

BTSB Prebound(Viking, 2023)

BTSB #: 158058 Available

Dewey: 940.54/NAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 1080 F&P: Z

Subjects: Japanese Americans - Social conditions Soldiers World War, 1939-1945

Summary: Portrays the journey of Rudy Tokiwa, Fred Shiosaki, and Kats Miho, who volunteered for the 442nd Regimental combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible while their immigrant parents were forced to submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil. Adapted for young readers.

23.28 *

Farewell to Manzanar by Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki 

Audio Book(Findaway World, LLC, 2020)

BTSB #: P08334 Available

Dewey: 940.53/CAges: 10-14   

Subjects: Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Japanese Americans - Forced removal and imprisonment, 1942-1945 Japanese Americans - Biography World War, 1939-1945

Summary: The true story of the Wakatsuki family of Santa Monica, California, as told by the author, who was seven years old when she and her family were taken by bus 250 miles to Camp Manzanar, near the High Sierras. The drama follows the family from their well-ordered, pleasant life in Santa Monica to the emotion-shattering experience of being uprooted and evacuated to camps.

56.99 *

Harboring hope : the true story of how Henny Sinding helped Denmark's Jews escape the Nazis by Hood, Susan 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2023)

BTSB #: 462382 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.8 MG+

Subjects: Sinding, Henny,|d1921- Jews Danes - Biography Holocaust, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945

Summary: The story of Henny Sinding, who was just twenty-two years old when she courageously helped smuggle hundreds of Jewish families in occupied Denmark to safety in Sweden during the Holocaust.

23.98 *

Homefront heroes [Beyond The Battlefield]by Wells, Allen R. 

BTSB Prebound(Rourke Educational Media, 2021)

BTSB #: 933326 Available

Dewey: 355/NAges: 9-12   
Lexile: 940

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1939-1945 War and civilization

Summary: Uncovers the crucial work done by people at home to help during wartime.

16.77 *

In harm's way : JFK, World War II, and the heroic rescue of PT 109 by Martin, Iain C. 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2018)

BTSB #: 606706 Available

Dewey: 940.54/BAges: 14-18   
AR: 7.1 MG RC: 9.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060

Subjects: Kennedy, John F.|q(John Fitzgerald),|d1917-1963 PT-109 (Torpedo boat) World War, 1939-1945

Summary: The true story of John F. Kennedy's WWII experiences commanding a small ship in the Pacific.

6.50 *

In harm's way : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the story of its survivors [True Rescue Series]by Tougias, Mike 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2022)

BTSB #: 885819 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 970

Subjects: United States.|bNavy World War, 1939-1945 Sailors Warships Survival skills Life rafts Rescue work Pacific Ocean

Summary: On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon impact; close to 900 sailors were cast into the Pacific Ocean, where they remained undetected by the navy for nearly four days. How did 316 men manage to survive?

23.98 *

Just a girl : a true story of World War II by Levi, Lia 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2022)

BTSB #: 566594 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG

Subjects: Levi, Lia,|d1931- World War, 1939-1945 Jews - Italy - Biography Hidden children (Holocaust) Italy

Summary: When Mussolini joins forces with Hitler in World War II, everything changes for six-year-old Lia. Now there are laws saying Jewish children can't go to school, Jews can't work, or go on vacation. As war comes closer, it becomes too dangerous for her family to stay together, and Lia and her sisters are sent to hide at a convent. Will she ever be "just a girl" again?

23.28 *

Medal for Leroy by Morpurgo, Michael 

BTSB Prebound(Feiwel and Friends, 2014)

BTSB #: 659274 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 5.6 3-5 Lexile: 860

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Soldiers

Summary: The moving story of a boy who discovers the truth of his family history that spans from World War I to present day.

6.50 *

Missing : the true story of my family in World War II by Rosen, Michael 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2020)

BTSB #: 764426 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 10-14   
Lexile: 850

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Holocaust, 1939-1945 Jewish families

Summary: How World War II and the Holocaust affected the author's family in a personal, powerful narrative.

Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific by Farrell, Mary Cronk 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2014)

BTSB #: 325222 Available

Dewey: 940.54/NAges: 10-16   
AR: 7 MG+RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1000

Subjects: Nurses World War, 1939-1945 - Medical care World War, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns Prisoners of war

Summary: The harrowing true story of World War II nurses serving in the Pacific Theatre.

Que fue Pearl Harbor? [Que Fue?]by Demuth, Brennan 

PaperbackSPANISH(Loqueleo/Santillana USA, 2016)

BTSB #: 273332 Available

Dewey: 940.54/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Spanish language - Reading materials Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Summary: On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The United States was propelled into World War II. In Spanish.

9.83 *

Ski soldier : a World War II biography by Borden, Louise 

BTSB Prebound(Calkins Creek, 2018)

BTSB #: 134798 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 6.5 MG RC: 8.5 6-8 Lexile: 1060 F&P: X

Subjects: Seibert, Peter W Vail Ski Area (Colo.) World War, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945 - Veterans - Biography Businesspeople - Biography

Summary: The story of Pete Seibert, a ski soldier severely wounded in World War II who went on to found the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado.

22.56 *

Tales of World War II by Hearn, Hattie 

BTSB Prebound(Neon Squid, 2023)

BTSB #: 433327 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 8-10   

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945

Summary: A collection of incredible true stories of bravery and sacrifice from the Second World War.

25.38 *

Thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Wein, Elizabeth 

BTSB Prebound(HarperCollins, 2019)

BTSB #: 929604 Available

Dewey: 940.53/CAges: 12-16   
AR: 8.1 UG

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Women air pilots Fighter pilots Soviet Union - History|y1925-1953

Summary: The true story of the airwomen of the Soviet Union--the only women who flew in combat in World War II.

23.98 *

Three days at the brink : FDR's daring gamble to win World War II by Baier, Bret 

BTSB Prebound(Harper, 2019)

BTSB #: 080290 Available

Dewey: 973/NAges: 8-12   

Subjects: Teheran Conference|d(1943 : - Tehran, Iran) Allied Forces World War, 1939-1945

Summary: All about the first of the WWII conferences between President Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin, which would shape the world for decades to come.

6.50 *

Tree of life : how a Holocaust sapling inspired the world by Boxer, Elisa 

BTSB Prebound(Rocky Pond Books, 2024)

BTSB #: 140878 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 5-8   
Lexile: 690 F&P: P

Subjects: Trees Holocaust, 1939-1945 World War, 1939-1945

Summary: During World War Two, in the concentration camp Terezin, a group of Jewish children and their teacher planted and nurtured a smuggled-in sapling. Over time there were fewer children left to keep lovingly sharing their water with it. When the war ended the sapling had grown to a strong maple. Nearly eighty years later the tree's 600 descendants around the world are thriving, including one planted at New York City's Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2021.

23.28 *

Unlawful orders : a portrait of Dr. James B. Williams, Tuskeegee airman, surgeon, and activist by Binns, Barbara 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Focus, 2022)

BTSB #: 120214 Temp OS

Dewey: 940.54/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 7.9 MG Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Williams, James,|d1919-2016 United States.|bArmy Air Forces.|bBombardment Group, 477th - Biography African American physicians - Illinois - Chicago - Biography Surgeons - Illinois - Chicago - Biography Air pilots - United States - Biography World War, 1939-1945 African Americans - Social conditions|y20th century South Side (Chicago, Ill.) - Biography

Summary: The inspiring story of James Buchanan "JB" Williams who became a doctor, served as a medic in the US military and eventually joined the elite Tuskegee Airmen, where he fought to change the minds of all who believed Black men couldn't make good soldiers. After the war, his role as doctor and Civil Rights activist pushed past injustices placed on Black Americans.

23.28 *

What was Pearl Harbor? [What Was?]by Demuth, Patricia 

Paperback(Penguin Workshop, 2013)

BTSB #: 273336 Available

Dewey: 940.54/NAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.4 MG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800 F&P: X

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 Pearl Harbor (Oahu, Hawaii), Attack on, 1941

Summary: On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The United States was propelled into World War II.

4.91 *

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