War in Children's/Young Adults' Literature

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Across Five Aprils Discussion Guide
by Irene Hunt

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque, A. W. Wheen (Translator)

America Under Attack
by Scott Marquette

American Revolution Books by Jean Fritz
by Jean Fritz

America's Leaders
by Jill C. Wheeler

Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl Discussion Guide
by Ann Frank

Attack on Pearl Harbor: The True Story of the Day America Entered World War II
by Shelley Tanaka, David Craig

The Battle of the Alamo: The Fight for Texas Territory
by Carmen Bredeson

A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor
by Harry Mazer

The Butter Battle Book
by Dr. Seuss

Cameras on the Battlefield: Photos of War
by Matt White

The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary
by Michael O. Tunnell, George W. Chilcoat

The Children's Homer: The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy
by Padraic Colum, et al.

The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities
by Janis Herbert

Don't You Know There's a War On?
by James Stevenson

Faithful Elephants : A True Story of Animals, People, and War
by Yukio Tsuchiya, Ted Lewin

Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese-American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, James D. Houston

The Firing on Fort Sumter: A Splintered Nation Goes to War
by Nancy A. Colbert

Heroes: A Novel
by Robert Cormier

Life Goes on: The Civil War at Home, 1861-1865
by James R. Arnold, Roberta Wiener

Life on the Underground Railroad
by Stuart A. Kallen

Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery
by Russell Roberts

My Brother Sam Is Dead
by James Lincoln, Chris Collier

Number the Stars
Lois Lowry

On the Trail of John Brown's Body
by Alan N. Kay

Pink and Say
by Patricia Polacco

A Place Called Heartbreak: A Story of Vietnam
by Frederick Porter, Walter Dean Myers

The Red Badge of Courage
by Stephen Crane, et al.

Revolutionary War on Wednesday
by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
by Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler

Snow Treasure
by Marie McSwigan

Summer of My German Soldier
by Bette Greene

Under a War-Torn Sky
by L. M. Elliott

The Underground Railroad: Life on the Road to Freedom
by Ellen Hansen (Editor), Pat Perrin (Editor)

Understanding September 11th: Answering Questions About the Attacks on America
by Mitch Frank

The U.S. Air Force at War
by Terri Sievert, et al.

The U.S. Army at War
by Terri Sievert, et al.

The U.S. Marine Corps at War
by Melissa Abramovitz

The U.S. Navy at War
by Melissa Abramovitz

The Wall: Literature Guide for Teachers
by Eve Bunting

War, Peace, and All That Jazz 1918-1945
by Joy Hakim

War with Mexico
by William Jay Jacobs

The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory
by James E. Knight, George Guzzi

The Young Carthaginian
by G. A. Henty, et al.

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