WWII Books

November 26th, 2007 by Brian Leave a reply »

As teachers are starting to take their students through The Diary of Anne Frank, I’ve been asked for book recommendations. Here is a list (that will update) of books that I think connect well to World War II and its issues:

  1. Soldier X by Don Wulffson
  2. The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
  3. Boy at War by Harry Mazer
  4. Revolution is not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine – Actually takes place during China’s Cultural Revolution in the 70s, but the secret police, mob rule, and underground resistance are very similar to Nazi rule.
  5. Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya
  6. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  7. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  8. War, Women, and the News by Catherine Gourley
  9. Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins by Walter Dean Myers
  10. Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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