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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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 940.54 SMI

Hale, Nathan

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Summary: Presents a graphic novel retelling of the Doolittle Raid, an American aerial operation to bomb Tokyo during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2017

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Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen and the impact they made during times of war or conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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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

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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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 940.54 CHA

Benge, Janet

Summary: One of the famous Doolittle Raiders who first attacked Japan after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Jacob DeShazer (1912-2008) knew this one-way mission was dangerous. Indeed, it led to his capture as a prisoner of war. Beaten, malnourished, and alone in his cell, Jacob was given a Bible -- and far away from home, this American soldier became a Christian.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: YWAM Publishing 2013

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Olson, Tod

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Summary: "World War II, October 21, 1942. A B-17 bomber drones high over the Pacific Ocean, sending a desperate SOS into the air. The crew is carrying America's greatest living war hero on a secret mission deep into the battle zone. But the plane is lost, burning through its final gallons of fuel. At 1:30 p.m., there is only one choice left: an emergency landing at sea. If the crew survives the impact,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

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Nicholson, Dorinda Makananalani Stagner.

Summary: "In May 1942, a German U-boat torpedoed two unarmed Mexican oil tankers off the Gulf Coast, forcing Mexico to enter World War II. With the help of United States President Roosevelt, Mexican President Camacho arranged to send one Air Force squadron to fight in the war. Thirty-eight of Mexico's top pilots, and about two hundred sixty additional military crew, were carefully selected to form the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2015

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

Hillenbrand, Laura.

Summary: In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a man’s breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred photographs and featuring an exclusive interview with Zamperini, Unbroken will introduce a new generation to one of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 ZAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 910.54 HIL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 ZAM

Greenly, Larry W.

Summary: Presents the life of the African American pilot who flew missions for France during World War I, experienced racial discrimination in the United States, was beaten in the Peekskill Riots of 1949, and became a member of the French Legion of Honor.

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Publisher / Publication Date: NewSouth Books 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 BUL

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Bullard 2013

Wright, Stephen L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 WRI