War is– : Soldiers, Survivors, and Storytellers Talk About War edited by Marc Aronson and Patty Campbell
YA 810.8035 WAR
An anthology of fiction, speeches, poems, and essays about war.
Things a Brother Knows by Dana Reinhardt
YA REINHARDT, D.
Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boaz, an ex-Marine, on a walking trip from Boston to Washington, D.C. in hopes of learning why Boaz is completely withdrawn.
If You’re Reading This by Trent Reedy
YA REEDY, T.
For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems–his father was killed in Afghanistan in 2005, his overworked and overprotective mother will not talk about their situation, and does not want him playing football, and he has suddenly started to receive letters that his father wrote before his death.
Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen
YA PAULSEN, G.
Eager to enlist, fifteen-year-old Charley has a change of heart after experiencing both the physical horrors and mental anguish of Civil War combat.
Purple Heart by Patricia McCormick
YA MCCORMICK, P.
While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali.
I Pledge Allegiance by Chris Lynch
YA LYNCH, C.
Four best friends serving in the Vietnam War make a pledge to one another that they will do all they can to return home safely together.
Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
YA KOKIE, E.
Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.’s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.’s memory, and take charge of his own life.
Torn by David Massey
YA MASSEY, D.
Only eighteen when she is sent to Afghanistan, British army medic Elinor Nielson is continually at odds with her hard-nosed bunk-mate, Heidi Larson, but connects with a mysterious Afghan girl and local children, as well as an American lieutenant.
Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes
YA HUGHES, D.
Two boys, one German and one American, are eager to join their respective armies during World War II, and their paths cross at the Battle of the Bulge.
Mare’s War by Tanita S. Davis
YA DAVIS, T.
Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps.
The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks, illustrated by Caanan White
YA GRAPH 940.5403 BRO
This is a graphic novel about the first African-American regiment to fight in World War One.
Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics edited by Chris Duffy
YA GRAPH 940.3 ABO
A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists.
Somebody, Please Tell Me Who I Am by Harry Mazer and Peter Lerangis
YA MAZER, H.
Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain injury, the first person Ben remembers from his earlier life is his autistic brother.