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Books About War for Tween Readers

Help your tween to navigate the complex issue of war with these books on Memorial Day -- or any day.
 
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Invasion
by Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers brilliantly renders the realities of World War II.Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry are on their way to an uncertain future. Their whole lives are ahead of them, yet at the same time, death's whisper is everywhere.

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Fallen Angels
by Walter Dean Myers

"There's only two kinds of people in Vietnam. People who are alert twenty-fours a day, and people who are dead."

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Sunrise over Fallujah
by Walter Dean Myers

A New York Times Notable Children's Book

Operation Iraqi Freedom, that's the code name. But Robin Perry, an ambivalent recruit from Harlem, and all his fellow soldiers in the Civil Affairs Battalion have a simpler name for it: WAR.

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Divided We Fall
Series: Divided We Fall, Book #1
by Trent Reedy

Danny Wright never thought he'd be the man to bring down the United States of America. In fact, he enlisted in the Idaho National Guard because he wanted to serve his country the way his father did.

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Torn
by David Massey

Witnesses to a mystery on the battlefield, a British medic and an American Navy SEAL confront Afghanistan's fog of war.

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My Brother Sam Is Dead
by Christopher Collier PhD , James Lincoln Collier , J Collier

This young adult novel, which successfully captures the pain of the Revolutionary War, is a fine example of historical fiction. The American Revolution was a war that divided families (English loyalists versus eager Patriots) and one of the families being torn apart is the Meeker family.

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Private Peaceful
by Michael Morpurgo

Private Thomas Peaceful has left his family behind. He has followed his older brother Charlie to France to fight in the First World War. Now, young Thomas has been ordered to stand night watch over the battlefields.

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