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Summary: A collection of documentaries made during World War II using actual newsreel footage, chronicling important events of the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOR

Makos, Adam

Summary: Adapted for young adults from the New York Times best-seller, this gripping true account of a WWII American tank gunner, who met his destiny in an armor duel and forged an enduring bond with his enemy, brings to life the perils of war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SMO

Berne, Emma Carlson

Summary: Tells the stories -- in their own words -- of several of the thousands of Jewish children rescued from Nazi Germany between 1938 and 1940 and brought to new homes in the United Kingdom. Memoir pieces, poems, photographs, and other primary sources bring their stories to life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5318 BER

Summary: General Casey of the U.S. Army Air Forces in England must fight congressional representatives and his own chain of command to be allowed to complete an important mission.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE COM

Sheinkin, Steve

Summary: Recounts the scientific discoveries that enabled atom splitting, the military intelligence operations that occurred in rival countries, and the work of brilliant scientists hidden at Los Alamos.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 623.4 SHE

Gunderson, Jessica

Summary: In the early 1940s, during World War II, Germany's Nazi regime expanded into neighboring European countries. In France, groups of anti-Nazi citizens, known as the French Resistance, fought to stop Germany's reign of terror. A brave woman named Nancy Wake became one of the movement's greatest assets as a spy. In her role, Wake often transported Jews to safe locations and rode her bicycle through...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WAK

Grady, Cynthia

Summary: In 1942, children's librarian Clara Breed discovers that her young Japanese-American patrons are being relocated and gives them stamped and addressed postcards so they can write to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 GRA

Kershaw, Alex

Summary: Details the history of the U.S. Navy submarine Tang in the Pacific theater of World War II, the explosion that led to its sinking, the ordeal of its surviving crew members, and their capture by the Japanese followed by months of brutal captivity.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.545 Kershaw 2008

Biskup, Agnieszka

Summary: "Soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, they also attacked U.S. military installations in the Philippines. For the army and navy nurses stationed there, what had been a peaceful outpost quickly turned into a raging war zone. When the U.S. and Philippine forces retreated to the Bataan Peninsula and the fortress island of Corregidor, the nurses followed them to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BIS

Atwood, Kathryn J.

Summary: Collects the stories of fifteen women who risked their lives to become heroes in the Pacific theater of World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 ATW

Lowry, Lois

Summary: "From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner KenardPak"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 LOW

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Word Lowry

Hampton, Dan

Summary: "From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes the gripping, untold story of a vital secret mission set during the darkest days of the Second World War. In the dark days after the devastating Pearl Harbor attacks during the spring of 1942, the United States was determined to show the world that the Axis was not invincible. Their bold plan? Bomb Tokyo. On April 18, 1942, sixteen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAM

Kamei, Susan H.

Summary: "An oral history about Japanese internment during World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from the perspective of children and young people affected"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster BFYR 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.53 KAM

Runyan, Aimie K.

Summary: "Russia, 1941. Katya Ivanova is a young pilot in a far-flung military academy in the Ural Mountains. From childhood, she's dreamed of taking to the skies to escape her bleak mountain life. With the Nazis on the march across Europe, she is called on to use her wings to serve her country in its darkest hour. Not even the entreaties of her new husband, a sensitive artist who fears for her safety,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lake Union Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUN

Pearson, P. O'Connell (Patricia O'Connell)

Summary: In the tradition of Hidden Figures, debut author Patricia Pearson offers a beautifully written account of the remarkable but often forgotten group of female fighter pilots who answered their country's call in its time of need during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 PEA

Demetrios, Heather

Summary: "To say Virginia "Dindy" Hall was ambitious would be an understatement. She was that girl at your high school who makes everyone else look like a slacker, no matter how hard they're working. But how many of them can say they've been on Nazi Germany's Most Wanted list? At a time when most women were expected to becomes wives and mothers, Virginia craved adventure. And with the world gearing up...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GOI

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TUSKEGEE

Chandler, Matt

Summary: "The true story of Lt. Robert Grimes running for his life as he evades being captured by Nazi soldiers. Robert Grimes escapes danger with help from the Comet Line, a resistance group that rescued Allied soldiers during WWII"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a capstone imprint 2017

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 CHA

McClain, S. (Sally)

Summary: Based on first-person accounts and Marine Corps documents, and featuring the original code dictionary, Navajo Weapon tells how the code talkers created a unique code within a code, served their country in combat, and saved American lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rio Nuevo Publishers 2001

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Bruning, John R.

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Summary: "On August 20, 1942, twelve Marine dive-bombers and nineteen Marine fighters landed at Guadalcanal. Their mission: defeat the Japanese navy and prevent it from sending more men and supplies to "Starvation Island," as Guadalcanal was nicknamed. The Japanese were turning the remote, jungle-covered mountain in the south Solomon Islands into an air base from which they could attack the supply lines...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2024

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Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIN

Keenan, Sheila

Summary: Three fictional stories, told in graphic novel format, about soldiers in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War who were aided by combat dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2013

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Watkins, Steve

Summary: Despite her youth and her conservative father, Nicolette becomes involved with the French Resistance, until one day she is taken from the streets of Paris, submerged in the Nazi camps, brutalized, but determined to survive and bear witness to the atrocities she has witnessed. Includes historical note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WAT

Kimura, Yukie

Summary: "When Yukie Kimura was eight years old, her family lived on a tiny island near the coast of northern Japan, where her father was a lighthouse keeper. Her days were filled with adventure and nature: collecting seagull eggs to bake cookies, finding fresh seafood on the shore, and digging for fossils in a cave. But it was also 1945, the final year of World War II. Then, during one sunny weekend,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2023

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