Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Historical Fiction -- WWII

Sepetys, Ruta, author.

World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia, and thousands of refugees are on a desperate tre...

Wein, Elizabeth.

In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of fr...

Smith, Sherri L.

During World War II, a light-skinned African American girl "passes" for white in order to ...

Iturbe, Antonio, 1967- author.

Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of ...

Morrill, Stephanie, author.

Italian-American Evalina and Japanese-American Taichi's vow to be together, although interraci...

Cohen-Scali, Sarah, 1958- author.

Born in Nazi Germany in 1936, Max is raised as the perfect Aryan but questions his teachings upon l...

Myers, Walter Dean, 1937-2014.

Josiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in ...

Gratz, Alan, 1972- author.

It is June 6, 1944, D-Day, and Dee Carpenter (true name Dietrich Zimmermann), an underage private i...

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay ...

Smith, Sherri L., author.

Japan 1945. Taro is a talented violinist and a kamikaze pilot in the days before his first and only ...

Nielsen, Jennifer A., author.

In 1942 sixteen-year-old Chaya Lindner is a Jewish girl living in Nazi-occupied Poland, a courier w...

Wilson, Kip, author.

Tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenges the Nazi regime duri...

Killeen, Matt, author.

"Germany, 1939. After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah, finds hersel...

Sepetys, Ruta.

In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Sov...

Gleitzman, Morris.

After living in an Catholic orphanage for nearly four years, a naive Jewish boy runs away and embar...

Cameron, Sharon, 1970- author.

Sixteen-year-old Catholic Stefania Podgórska has worked in the Diamant family's grocery store...

Yolen, Jane, author.

1942 Poland. For twins Chaim and Gittel, life in the ghetto-- and then the concentration camp-- fee...

Fukuda, Andrew Xia, author.

In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his...

Safier, David, 1966- author.

Warsaw, 1942. Mira smuggles food into the Warsaw ghetto to keep herself and her family alive. When ...

Hesse, Monica, author.

In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke--a 'finder' of black market goods--is tas...