Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 2009 - Historical Fiction, WWII

Natasha Maw hosted our meeting in May to discuss historical fiction.  This year we focused on WWII and Natasha selected books to cover different parts of WWII.

World War II:  On the Homefront
Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman (middle grade)
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck (middle grade)
 
World War II:  Japanese Internment Camps
Journey to Topaz by Yoshicko Uchidac (middle grade)
Baseball Saved Us by Dom Lee (picture book)
*Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (young adult)
 
World War II:  Nazi Germany
T4 by Ann Clare Le Zotte (free verse novel)
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (young adult)
*The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (based on a true story - LDS in Germany)
*Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (non-fiction)
*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (young adult)
 
*World War II:  Japan
*Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine (non-fiction)

The starred books are options for further reading, but highly recommended.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am looking for a book I read to my kids and now they have kids and want to read this book to them..but we cannot remember the name of the book. I is about the kids in London being sent to the country durning the bombing. These kids are sent to a manor house that has a hedge maze in the garden and at the center of the maze is a cottage with a good witch who teaches them crafts and things to help keep their minds off of home-sickness. Of course there are other strange things also. Can you help me??
Sharon Green
sharddm@netzero.com

5 Good Books to Read said...

I love historical fiction!