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Reedy, Trent.
Divided we fall

Danny Wright, seventeen, joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve the country as his father had, but when the Guard is sent to an anti-government protest in Boise and Danny's gun accidently fires, he finds himself at the center of a conflict that results in the federal government declaring war on Idaho.

Wein, Elizabeth.
Code name Verity

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can.

Sepetys, Ruta.
Between shades of gray

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
The boy who dared

In October, 1942, seventeen-year-old Helmuth Hübener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he came to dedicate himself to bring the truth about Hitler and the war to the German people.

Hinwood, Christine.
The returning

When the twelve-year war between the Uplanders and Downlanders is over and Cam returns home to his village, questions dog him, from how he lost an arm to why he was the only one of his fellow soldiers to survive, such that he must leave until his own suspicions are resolved.

Spillebeen, Geert.
Age 14

Twelve-year-old Patrick, eager to escape his dull life in Ireland and have an adventure, lies about his age and joins the army, but when World War I breaks out, Patrick experiences much more than he ever expected.

Paulsen, Gary.
Woods runner

From his 1776 Pennsylvania homestead, thirteen-year-old Samuel, who is a highly-skilled woodsman, sets out toward New York City to rescue his parents from the band of British soldiers and Indians who kidnapped them after slaughtering most of their community. Includes historical notes.

Abi-Ezzi, Nathalie
A girl made of dust

Eight-year-old Ruba lives in a village outside Beirut with her family during the 1980s. Then Israeli troops invade Lebanon, and Ruba realizes that it is really hard to keep her family safe.

Morpurgo, Michael.
Private Peaceful

The story of two brothers, Charlie and Tommo Peaceful. Filled with patriotism they join up and are sent to the Front never imagining how horrific it will be.

Bruchac, Joseph
March toward the thunder

Louis Nollette, a fifteen-year-old Abenaki Indian, joins the Irish Brigade in 1864 to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Based on the author's great-grandfather; includes author's note.

Zusak, Markus.
The book thief

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.