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War in Words (WWII Fiction)

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  • Details about Eyes of the emperor

    Eyes of the emperor

    Graham Salisbury.

    Eddy Okubo lies about his age and joins the army in his hometown of Honolulu only weeks before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Suddenly Americans see him as the enemy--even the U.S. Army doubts the loyalty of Japanese American soldiers. Then the army sends Eddy and a small band of Japanese American soldiers on a secret mission to a small island off the coast of Mississippi. Here they are given a special job, one that only they can do. Eddy's going to help train attack dogs. He's going to be the ……more

  • Details about Girl in the Blue Coat

    Girl in the Blue Coat

    Monica Hesse

    An unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times " Girl in the Blue Coat is a powerful, compelling coming-of-age story set against the dark and dangerous backdrop of World War II. It's an important and page-turning look at the choices all of us--including young adults--have to make in wartime. A beautiful combination of heartbreak, loss, young love, and hope." - Kristin Hannah , #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale "A tapestry of guilt and acceptance,……more

  • Details about Salt to the Sea

    Salt to the Sea

    Ruta Sepetys

    New York Times Bestseller! "Masterly crafted" -- The Wall Street Journal For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See , bestselling author Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light on one of the war's most devastating--yet unknown--tragedies.World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths conver……more

  • Details about Anna and the Swallow Man

    Anna and the Swallow Man

    Gavriel Savit

    A stunning, beautiful, and ambitious debut novel set in Poland during the Second World War perfect for readers of All the Light We Cannot See and The Book Thief. Kraków, 1939. A million marching soldiers and a thousand barking dogs. This is no place to grow up. Anna ?ania is just seven years old when the Germans take her father, a linguistics professor, during their purge of intellectuals in Poland. She's alone.And then Anna meets the Swallow Man. He is a mystery, strange and tall, a skil……more

  • Details about Front Lines

    Front Lines

    Michael Grant

    Perfect for fans of The Book Thief and Code Name Verity, New York Times bestselling author Michael Grant unleashes an epic, genre-bending, and transformative new series that reimagines World War II with girl soldiers fighting on the front lines. World War II, 1942. A court decision makes women subject to the draft and eligible for service. The unproven American army is going up against the greatest fighting force ever assembled, the armed forces of Nazi Germany. Three girls sign up to fight. R……more

  • Details about The Lost Crown

    The Lost Crown

    Sarah Elizabeth Miller

    Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II, grand duchesses living a life steeped in tradition abd priviledge. They are each on the brink of starting their own lives, at the mercy of royal matchmakers. The summer of 1914 is that precious last wink of time when they can still be sisters together--sisters that link arms a……more

  • Details about Johnny and the Bomb

    Johnny and the Bomb

    Terry Pratchett

    Twelve-year-old Johnny Maxwell has a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This has never been more true than when he finds himself in his hometown on May 21, 1941, over forty years before his birth! An accidental time traveler, Johnny knows his history. He knows England is at war, and he knows that on this day German bombs will fall on the town. It happened. It's history. And as Johnny and his friends quickly discover, tampering with history can have unpredictable--and drastic-……more

  • Details about Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    Code Talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

    Joseph Bruchac.

    Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story remained classified for more than twenty years. But now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned B……more

  • Details about The book thief: a novel

    The book thief: a novel

    by Markus Zusak

    It's just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak's groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist-books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, sh……more

  • Details about Dark Hours

    Dark Hours

    Gudrun Pausewang; John Brownjohn (Translator)

    Entombed following a bombing raid at the close of World War II, three children struggle to survive. On Gisel's 16th birthday, her world, like the war effort, begins to crumble. Her father is away, serving in the German army, when the advancing Allies force the rest of the family to flee their home. Gisel, her younger brothers, and their pregnant mother board a crowded train. But when their mother goes into labor, the children are separated from her at the next station. Before they know what's ……more

  • Details about The boy in the striped pajamas a fable

    The boy in the striped pajamas a fable

    by John Boyne

    Berlin 1942 When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence running alongside stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people he can see in the distance. But Bruno longs to be an explorer and decides that there must be more to this desolate……more

  • Details about Between shades of gray

    Between shades of gray

    Ruta Sepetys.

    A moving and haunting novel for readers of The Book Thief, fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life--until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds solace in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she imbeds clues in her drawings o……more

  • Details about Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War

    Atomic Robo and the Dogs of War

    Brian Clevinger; Scott Wegener (Artist); Ronda Pattison (Artist); Jeff Powell (Artist); Paul Ens (Editor)

    Eisner-nominated Atomic Robo lands on the front lines of World War IIagainst the science freaks and devastating weird weaponry of Nazi Germany- from invincible walking tanks to atomic-powered weather cannons to theMonster Soldiers of the Third Reich. Can ROBO and Ther Sparrow, Britain'sgreatest covert operative, complete their mission and turn the tide of the warwithout killing one another? Collects the best-selling Atomic Robo: Dogs of War five-issuemini-series, complete with cover gallery, pin……more

  • Details about Atomic Robo Volume 7: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific

    Atomic Robo Volume 7: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific

    Scott Wegener (Artist); Matt Speroni (Artist); Jeff Powell (Artist); Brian Clevinger

    Invented by Nikola Tesla in 1923, Atomic Robo went on to be a soldier, ascientist, an entrepreneur, and an explorer whose adventures span the globe.This one begins in the South Pacific. The year is 1951. World War Two concludedsix years ago, but its mark is felt in this remote part of the world in ways noone could have predicted...…more

  • Details about She Cant's Do t!

    She Cant's Do t!

    Marguerite Bennett; Laura Braga (Artist); Ming Doyle (Artist); Ant Lucia (Cover Design by); Marguerite Sauvage (Artist)

    The ultra-popular statues from DC Collectibles come to life in their ownongoing comic book series! Learn the story behind this alternate reality wherethe Second World War is fought by superpowered women on the front lines andbehind the scenes! It all begins with the stories of Batwoman, Wonder Woman andSupergirl.Collects DC Comics: Bombshells #1-6.…more

  • Details about The Weeping Angels of Mons

    The Weeping Angels of Mons

    Titan Comics Staff; Elena Casagrande (Illustrator); Daniel Indro (Illustrator); Robbie Morrison; Arianna Florian (Illustrator); Slamet Mujiono (Illustrator)

    THE TENTH DOCTOR IS BACK, IN AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! NEW COMPANION! NEW FOES! UNFORGETTABLE NEW HORIZONS! ALLONS-Y! Second volume of the ongoing Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor comics series.…more