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  • Hero on a bicycle [downloadable ebook]

    Hero on a bicycle2013

    by Shirley Hughes

    (1,032)

    Summary: In her first novel, beloved author Shirley Hughes presents a World War II adventure proving that in extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things. Italy, 1944: Florence is...  more »

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  • Jacob's rescue [downloadable ebook] / a Holocaust story

    Jacob's rescue / a Holocaust story2011

    by Malka Drucker

    (717)

    Summary: In answer to his daughter's questions, a man recalls the terrifying years of his childhood when a brave Polish couple, Alex and Mela Roslan, hid him and other Jewish children from the Nazis. Based on a true story.

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  • Eyes of the emperor [downloadable ebook]

    Eyes of the emperor2007

    by Graham Salisbury

    (822)

    Summary: Following orders from the United States Army, several young Japanese American men train K-9 units to hunt Asians during World War II.

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  • Mare's war [downloadable ebook]

    Mare's war2009

    by Tanita S Davis

    (969)

    Summary: Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in...  more »

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  • The quilt [downloadable ebook]

    The quilt2004

    by Gary Paulsen

    (422)

    Summary: During World War II, while his father is in Europe fighting and his mother is working in Chicago, a five-year-old boy goes to live with his grandmother in a rural Norwegian American community in Minnesota. Based on events from the author's life.

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  • Following my own footsteps [downloadable ebook]

    Following my own footsteps1996

    by Mary Downing Hahn

    (306)

    Summary: In 1945, Gordy's grandmother takes him and his family into her North Carolina home after his abusive father is arrested, and he just begins to respond to his grandmother's loving discipline when his father returns.

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  • House of the Red Fish [downloadable ebook]

    House of the Red Fish2008

    by Graham Salisbury

    (224)

    Summary: Over a year after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the arrest of Tomi's father and grandfather, Tomi and his friends, battling anti-Japanese-American sentiment in Hawaii, try to find a way to salvage his father's sunken fishing boat.

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  • The boy in the striped pajamas [downloadable ebook] / a fable

    The boy in the striped pajamas / a fable2008

    by John Boyne

    (575,717)

    Summary: 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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  • Those who save us [downloadable ebook]

    Those who save us2005

    by Jenna Blum

    (97,974)

    Summary: For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier...  more »

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  • Someone named Eva [downloadable ebook]

    Someone named Eva2007

    by Joan M Wolf

    (9,097)

    Summary: Taken from her home in Lidice, Czechoslovakia, in 1942, eleven-year-old Milada is taken with other blond, blue-eyed children to a school in Poland to be trained as "proper Germans", then adopted by...  more »

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  • A girl like you [downloadable ebook] / a novel

    A girl like you / a novel2013

    by Maureen Lindley

    (533)

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  • Caged eagles [downloadable ebook]

    Caged eagles2000

    by Eric Walters

    (102)

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Tadashi Fukushima and his Japanese Canadian family are evacuated from their village near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and held in an internment camp where he struggles to...  more »

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  • 22 Britannia Road [eBook]

    22 Britannia Road

    by Amanda Hodgkinson

    (11,247)

    Summary: In this tale of a Polish family desperately trying to put itself back together after WWII, Silvana and Janusz travel to England where they attempt to put the past behind them. But the secrets they carry pull at the threads of their fragile peace.

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  • Stepping on the cracks [downloadable ebook]

    Stepping on the cracks1991

    by Mary Downing Hahn

    (3,614)

    Summary: In 1944, while her brother is overseas fighting in World War II, eleven-year-old Margaret gets a new view of the school bully Gordy when she finds him hiding his own brother, an army deserter, and decides to help him.

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  • The award [eBook] : a novel

    The award : a novel2016

    by Danielle Steel

    (5,519)

    Summary: Gaelle de Barbet is sixteen years old in 1940 when the German army occupies France and frightening changes begin. She is shocked and powerless when French gendarmes take away her closest friend,...  more »

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  • Best friends forever [downloadable ebook] / a World War II scrapbook

    Best friends forever / a World War II scrapbook2010

    by Beverly Patt

    Summary: Fourteen-year-old Louise keeps a scrapbook detailing the events in her life after her best friend, a Japanese-American girl, and her family are sent to a relocation camp during World War II.

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  • Keep smiling through [downloadable ebook]

    Keep smiling through2005

    by Ann Rinaldi

    (436)

    Summary: Ten-year-old Kay, living with her family in New Jersey during World War II, makes the painful discovery that doing the right thing is not always easy and often has unexpected consequences.

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  • The postmistress [downloadable ebook]

    The postmistress2010

    by Sarah Blake

    (42,150)

    Summary: In London covering the Blitz with Edward R. Murrow, Frankie Bard meets a Cape Cod doctor in a shelter and promises that she'll deliver a letter for him when she finally returns to the United States....  more »

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  • We were the lucky ones [eBook]

    We were the lucky ones2017

    by Georgia Hunter

    (112,297)

    Summary: "An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. It is the spring of...  more »

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  • The tattooist of Auschwitz [eBook] : a novel

    The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel2018

    by Heather Morris

    Summary: "In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work...  more »

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  • Lovely war [eBook]

    Lovely war2019

    by Julie Berry

    (27,033)

    Summary: "In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the gods hold the fates -- and the hearts -- of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London,...  more »

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  • The war outside [eBook]

    The war outside2018

    by Monica Hesse

    Summary: 1944. The war seemed far away from Margot in Iowa and Haruko in Colorado-- until they were uprooted to dusty Texas, because of the places their parents once called home: Germany and Japan. At the...  more »

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  • Potsdam station [eBook] : a novel

    Potsdam station : a novel2011

    by David Downing

    (2,266)

    Summary: Trapped in Berlin in the darkest days of 1945, British journalist John Russell, his girlfriend, and his son struggle to survive as the Third Reich collapses around them.

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  • White chrysanthemum [eBook]

    White chrysanthemum2018

    by Mary Lynn Bracht

    (11,977)

    Summary: Korea, 1943, under Japanese occupation: As a haenyeo, a female diver of the sea, Hana enjoys an independence that few other Koreans can still claim. Until the day she saves her younger sister from a...  more »

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  • The huntress [eBook] : a novel

    The huntress : a novel2019

    by Kate Quinn

    (91,118)

    Summary: When the Nazis attack the Soviet Union, Nina Markova risks everything to join the legendary Night Witches, an all-female night bomber regiment. Stranded behind enemy lines, Nina becomes the prey of a...  more »

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  • The baker's secret [eBook]

    The baker's secret2017

    by Stephen P. Kiernan

    (15,437)

    Summary: After her kind mentor is arrested because of his Jewish heritage, a young baker's apprentice in Normandy engages in discreet resistance activities, baking contraband loaves of bread for the hungry...  more »

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  • The Dutch wife [eBook]

    The Dutch wife2018

    by Ellen Keith

    (8,300)

    Summary: "Amsterdam, May 1943. As the tulips bloom and the Nazis tighten their grip across the city, the last signs of Dutch resistance are being swept away. Marijke de Graaf and her husband are arrested and...  more »

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  • The last year of the war [eBook]

    The last year of the war2019

    by Susan Meissner

    (10,585)

    Summary: Elise Sontag is a typical Iowa fourteen-year-old in 1943--aware of the war but distanced from its reach. Then her father, a legal U.S. resident for nearly two decades, is suddenly arrested on...  more »

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  • The prisoner in the castle [eBook] : a Maggie Hope mystery

    The prisoner in the castle : a Maggie Hope mystery2018

    by Susan Elia MacNeal

    (5,350)

    Summary: "American-born spy and code-breaker extraordinaire Maggie Hope must solve a baffling series of murders among a group of captive agents on an isolated Scottish island as the acclaimed World War II...  more »

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  • Warlight [eBook]

    Warlight2018

    by Michael Ondaatje

    (39,294)

    Summary: "It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister, Rachel, are seemingly abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an...  more »

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  • The Black Swan of Paris [eBook]

    The Black Swan of Paris2020

    by Karen Robards

    (5,037)

    Summary: A world at war. A beautiful young star. A mission no one expected. Paris, 1944. Celebrated singer Genevieve Dumont is both a star and a smokescreen. An unwilling darling of the Nazis, the chanteuse's...  more »

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  • Dragonfly [eBook] : a novel

    Dragonfly : a novel2019

    by Leila Meacham

    Summary: At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different...  more »

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  • The long flight home [eBook]

    The long flight home2019

    by Alan Hlad

    (4,303)

    Summary: "It is September 1940-a year into the war-and as German bombs fall on Britain, fears grow of an impending invasion. Enemy fighter planes blacken the sky around the Epping Forest home of Susan...  more »

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  • On rough seas [downloadable ebook]

    On rough seas2008

    by Nancy L Hull

    Summary: In Dover, England in 1940, fourteen-year-old Alec Curtis wants nothing more than to go to sea, to absolve himself of the guilt he feels over the earlier drowning of his cousin and to help the war...  more »

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  • The age of light [eBook] : a novel

    The age of light : a novel2019

    by Whitney Scharer

    Summary: She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it. A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer...  more »

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  • War and remembrance [downloadable ebook]

    War and remembrance2010

    by Herman Wouk

    (33,183)

    Summary: From the Middle East, to Moscow, to Hitler's death camps, the members of the Henry family face grave danger as they fight in the Second World War.

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  • West and east [downloadable ebook] / the war that came early

    West and east / the war that came early2010

    by Harry Turtledove

    (1,088)

    Summary: An alternate history of World War II continues to explore what would have happened in the lives of leaders, soldiers, and civilians had Great Britain's Neville Chamberlain not appeased Hitler.

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  • A faraway island [downloadable ebook]

    A faraway island2009

    by Annika Thor

    (1,416)

    Summary: In 1939 Sweden, two Jewish sisters wait for their parents to flee the Nazis in Austria, but while eight-year-old Nellie settles in quickly, twelve-year-old Stephie feels stranded at the end of the...  more »

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  • The Chilbury ladies' choir [eBook] : a novel

    The Chilbury ladies' choir : a novel2017

    by Jennifer Ryan

    (27,922)

    Summary: Letters and journals reveal the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of five members of a village choir during World War II as they band together to survive the upheavals of war and village intrigue on the English home front.

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  • Honor of spies [downloadable ebook] / an honor bound novel

    Honor of spies / an honor bound novel2009

    by W. E. B Griffin

    (2,660)

    Summary: OSS officer Cletus Frade has a tricky assignment: to help a German lieutenant escape a Mississippi internment camp so that Frade can use the man to make sure a German plot to assassinate Hitler...  more »

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