Friday, March 14, 2014

Display - The Great War


By Beth Seidel Levine
Teenage Simone's diaries for 1917 and 1918 reveal her experiences as a carefree member of New York society, then as a "Hello girl," a volunteer switchboard operator for the Army Signal Corps in France.

After the Dancing Days
By Margaret Rostkowski
A forbidden friendship with a badly disfigured soldier in the aftermath of World War I forces thirteen-year-old Annie to redefine the word "hero" and to question conventional ideas of patriotism.
By Steven Otfinoski
 It's 1915 and the Lusitania is set to sail from New York on its 202nd Atlantic crossing. But this will be a dangerous trip, as German U-boats lurk beneath the surface. Will you: Experience the journey as an American boy traveling in second class to England with his family? Travel first class as a young woman on her honeymoon? Work as an American sailor hired to serve on the ship? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to opportunity, to adventure, or even to death.
By Ruth Brocklehurst
By Russell Freedman
A narrative history of World War I for young readers that features archival photographs, and describes how advanced military weaponry impacted the course of the war.
By Iain Lawrence
An English boy during World War I comes to believe that the battles he enacts with his toy soldiers control the war his father is fighting on the front.
By Linda Granfield
Presents the context for the writing of the famous poem by the Canadian medical officer who attended injured soldiers in Flanders during the First World War.
 America in World War I
By Edward Dolen
Explains the roots of World War I and shows how the United States was drawn in despite strong sentiment for remaining uninvolved. Actions of U.S. troops "over there," new weapons such as the tank and airplane, the home front, and the peace that ended the war are covered.
By Ann Heirichs
Describes first-hand accounts of World War I from those who lived through it.
By Michael Morpurgo
Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master.
By Sam Angus
ssigned to the experimental War Dog School, Stanley is given a problematic Great Dane named Bones to train. Against all odds, the pair excels, and Stanley is sent to France to fight in the Great War. How can one young boy survive and find his brother with only a dog to help?

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