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The Emperor of Any Place

by Tim Wynne-Jones
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: multigenerational, military & wars, asia

The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones.

When Evan’s father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk—a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a sma …

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Uncertain Soldier

by Karen Bass
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 16
  • Grade: 7 to 11
tagged: military & wars, prejudice & racism, canada

It's WWII. Erich, a young German prisoner of war who dislikes Nazism, and Max, the twelve-year-old son of German immigrants, become friends when Erich is sent to work at a Canadian logging camp near Max’s town. But with a saboteur haunting the logging camp and anti-German feeling running high in town, their friendship puts them both in danger.

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With Fearful Bravery

by Lynne Kositsky
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: asia, holocaust, military & wars, orphans & foster homes

After fifteen-year-old Freda’s father disappears on Crystal Night, she, her mother, and her younger sister flee Germany for the “safe haven” of Shanghai. But the safe haven becomes anything but “safe” when Freda’s mother abandons her children. Forced to become an adult before her time, Freda finds strength, work, and new friends. She al …

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Soldier Doll

by Jennifer Gold
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: military & wars, war & military, holocaust

When fifteen-year-old Elizabeth finds an antique doll in a garage sale, she thinks it would be a good gift for her dad who's about to ship out for Afghanistan. She doesn’t realize that the doll might be a missing (and very valuable) historical artifact. With the help of Evan, the cute guy who works at the local used bookstore, Elizabeth discovers …

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September 17

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 17
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: military & wars

In July 1940, a British government-sponsored program called Children's Overseas Reception Board -- or CORB -- was set up to send children from Britain to Canada and other Commonwealth countries, in order to rescue them from the bombings of British cities.The City of Benares was a luxury liner that was recruited in September 1940 to transport 90 of …

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Kid Soldier

by Jennifer Maruno
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 15
  • Grade: 7 to 10
tagged: military & wars, boys & men

2015 Rocky Mountain Book Award — Shortlisted

A boy is thrown into the middle of history’s biggest war.

Fatherless and penniless, fifteen-year-old Richard Fuller wants a bike, so Mr. Black, the baker hires him to help with deliveries. Mr. Black entertains him with army stories and teaches him Morse code. He invites Richard to attend the opening ce …

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The Darkest Corner of the World

by Urve Tamberg
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: europe, military & wars

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Madli hopes that the Soviet occupation is temporary, but when the neighbours, along with thousands of others, are deported, she knows that lives are in danger. She longs for the safety of her grandfather’s farm.

 

Days later, the Nazis invade her country. Friends and family find themselves divided as they try to choose whi …

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