War Fiction

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Chains (Seeds of America)
Laurie Halse Anderson

HIST TEEN ANDERSON

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.


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Sophia's War: A Tale of the Revolution
Avi

HIST J AVI

In 1776, after witnessing the execution of Nathan Hale in New York City, newly occupied by the British army, young Sophia Calderwood resolves to do all she can to help the American cause, including becoming a spy.


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Saving Zasha
Randi Barrow

TEEN BARROW

In 1945 Russia, those who own German shepherds are considered traitors, but thirteen-year-old Mikhail and his family are determined to keep the dog a dying man brought them, while his classmate Katia strives to learn his secret.


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The Boy Who Dared
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

HIST J BARTOLETTI

In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.


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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne

HIST TEEN BOYNE

Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.


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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Joseph Bruchac

HIST TEEN BRUCHAC

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.


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War Games
Audrey Couloumbis,Akila Couloumbis

HIST J COULOUMBIS

What were once just boys’ games become matters of life and death as Petros and his older brother Zola each wonder if, like their resistance-fighter cousin, they too can make a difference in a Nazi-occupied Greece.


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Prisoner B-3087
Ruth Gruener,Jack Gruener,Alan Gratz

HISTORY TEEN GRATZ

Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.


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Soldier's Secret: The Story of Deborah Sampson
Sheila Solomon Klass

HIST TEEN KLASS

During the Revolutionary War, a young woman named Deborah Sampson disguises herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army.


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Number the Stars
Lois Lowry

NEWBERRY J LOWRY

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.


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

HIST TEEN MAZER

While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.


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Bamboo People
Mitali Perkins

TEEN PERKINS

Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.


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The Mostly True Adventures Of Homer P. Figg
Rodman Philbrick

HIST J PHILBRICK

Twelve-year-old Homer, a poor but clever orphan, has extraordinary adventures after running away from his evil uncle to rescue his brother, who has been sold into service in the Civil War.


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Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
Patricia Polacco

HIST JE POLACCO

When two brothers visit a museum in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, with their grandmother, they find themselves in a very realistic Civil War setting where they see the Antietam battlefield and meet historical figures from the aftermath of that momentous battle.


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The Last Full Measure
Ann Rinaldi

HIST TEEN RINALDI

In 1863 Pennsylvania, fourteen-year-old Tacy faces the horrors of the Battle of Gettysburg while trying to stay out of the way of her brother David, serves as a doctor in the Union army, and to keep her friend Marvelous, a free black, safe from rebel soldiers.


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Elephant Run
Roland Smith

HIST J SMITH

Nick endures servitude, beatings and more after his British father’s plantation in Burma is invaded by the Japanese in 1941 and when his father and others are taken prisoner and Nick is stranded with his friend Mya, they plan a daring escape on elephants.


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