Monday, May 26, 2014

Recent Books about War & Civil Unrest: Grades 5-8

Agosín, Marjorie. (2014). I Lived on Butterfly Hill. Illustrated by Lee White. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers. (Pinochet’s takeover of Chile)
Avi. (2012). Sophia's War. New York: Beach Lane Books.
Bradman, Tony. (Ed.). (2014). Stories of WWI. London, UK: Orchard Books. (WWI)
Dallas, Sandra. (2014). Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky. Ann Arbor, MI: Sleeping Bear Press. (Japanese Interment, WWII)
Faulkner, Matt. (2014). Gaijin: American Prisoner of War. New York: Hyperion. (Japanese Interment, WWII)
Fleming, David. (2013). The Saturday Boy. Viking Children's (US-Afghanistan)
Foreman, Michael. (2014). War Game: Village Green to No-Man's-Land. London, UK: Pavillion. (WWI)
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. (2012). A Thunderous WhisperNew York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. (Spanish Civil War/WWII)
Gonzalez, Christina Diaz. (2010). The Red UmbrellaNew York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. (Castro's Revolution, Cuba, 1961)
Matti, Truus. (2013). Mister Orange. Brooklyn, NY: Enchanted Lion Books. (WWII - Set in Manhattan)
Morpurg, Michael. (2012/2015). A Medal for Leroy. New York: Square Fish. (WWI)
Myers, Walter Dean. (2013). Invasion. New York: Scholastic. (WWII) (Grade 8 and higher)

Pellegrino, Marge. (2014). Journey of Dreams. London, UK: Frances Lincoln Children's Books. (Guatemala, 1980s)
Voorhoeve, Anne C. (2012). My Family for the War. New York: Penguin. (Kindertransport, WWII)
Whelan, Gerard. (2013). The Guns of Easter. Dublin, Ireland: The O'Brien Press. (Dublin, 1916)

Novels in Verse/Poetry
Brown, Skilla. (2014). Caminar. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. (Guatemala, 1980s)
Frost, Helen. (2013). Salt: A Story of Friendship in a Time of War. New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux. (War of 1812)
Lewis, J. Patrick. (2014). Harlem Hellfighters. Illustrated by Gary Kelley. Mankato, MN: Creative Editions.  (World War I)

Lewis, J. Patrick. (2012). And the Soldiers SangIllustrated by Gary Kelley. Mankato, MN: Creative Editions.  (World War I)
Lewis, J. Patrick. (2009). The House. Illustrated by Robert Innocenti. Mankato, MN: Creative Editions.  (World War II to Present)
Nagai, Mariko. (2014). Dust of Eden: A Novel.  Park Ridge, IL: Albert Whitman & Company. (Japanese Interment, WWII)

Why Do We Fight?

Arato, Rona. (2013). The Last Train: A Holocaust Story. Toronto, ON: Owlkids Books. (WWII/Holocaust)
Ellis, Deborah. (2010). Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees. Toronto: Groundwood Books. (US-Iraq War)
Farrell, Mary Cronk & First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans. (2014). Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the PacificNew York:  Abrams Books.
Marrin, Albert. (2104). A Volcano Beneath the Snow: John Brown's War Against SlaveryNew York: Knopf Books for Young Readers. (1800-1859)
Matthews, Jenny. (2014). Children Growing Up with War. Somerville, MA: Candlewick.  (Refugee Camps, Contemporary)
Moss, Marissa. (2013). Barbed Wire Baseball. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. New York: Abrams Books. (Japanese Interment/WWII)
Stone,Tanya Lee. (2013). Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. (WWII)
Walker, NIki. (2013). Why Do We Fight?: Conflict, War, and Peace. Toronto, ON: Owlkids Books.
Wilkes, Sybella.  (2010). Out of Iraq: Refugees' Stories in Words, Paintings and Music. Evans Brothers. (US-Iraq War)

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