Tag Archives: World War II

Nonfiction: “Code Talker”

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II by Chester Nez with Judith S. Avila Chester Nez was one of the original 32 (some say 29, but Nez informs the … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: “All the Light We Cannot See”

  All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr A French girl whose father is the master of the locks at the Museum of Natural History in Paris goes blind when she is only six years old. Her father … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction: “Rose under Fire”

Rose under Fire by Elizabeth Wein   This is another great one by the author of Code Name Verity. It’s a companion piece to that book and begins in Great Britain, 1944, just about where Code Name Verity let off. While … Continue reading

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“The Book Thief”

I’ve got to see the movie–for those of you who haven’t read the book yet, here’s my original review comparing it to The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The Book Thief is one you need to make time to read. … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction: “Code Name Verity”

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein  This is a must-read for teens. And for adults. It’s no more only a ‘teen book’ than The Book Thief is a ‘teen book.’ Never mind how the publisher describes it. Read it. Since … Continue reading

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Common Core and Nonfiction: Adult Books for Teens: “The Irregulars”

The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring by Jennet Conant Most of us know Roald Dahl through his weirdly fun children’s stories. Even if you haven’t read those stories, you’ve probably seen some of the movies made from … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Inspiring Biographies: Unbroken

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand Unbroken is the incredible, nearly mythic, story of Louis Zamperini, an army air forces bomber whose plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean in 1943. Before the … Continue reading

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