Natasha Maw hosted our meeting in May to discuss historical fiction. This year we focused on WWII and Natasha selected books to cover different parts of WWII.
World War II: On the Homefront Jimmy's Stars by Mary Ann Rodman (middle grade) On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck (middle grade)
World War II: Japanese Internment Camps Journey to Topaz by Yoshicko Uchidac (middle grade) Baseball Saved Us by Dom Lee (picture book) *Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (young adult)
World War II: Nazi Germany T4 by Ann Clare Le Zotte (free verse novel) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (young adult) *The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (based on a true story - LDS in Germany) *Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti (non-fiction)
*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (young adult)
*World War II: Japan *Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine (non-fiction)
The starred books are options for further reading, but highly recommended.