Lists and Suggestions for Teens

TEENS: War and Soldiers

Above the Dreamless Dead cover

Above the Dreamless Dead


A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists. ...

Divided we Fall  cover

Divided we Fall

Author: Reedy, Trent.

Danny Wright, seventeen, joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve the country as his father ...

The Harlem Hellfighters  cover

The Harlem Hellfighters

Author: Brooks, Max, author.

"This is a graphic novel about the first African-American regiment to fight in World War One"-- ...

I Pledge Allegiance  cover

I Pledge Allegiance

Author: Lynch, Chris, 1962-

Four best friends serving in the Vietnam War make a pledge to one another that they will do all t...

If You're Reading This  cover

If You're Reading This

Author: Reedy, Trent, author.

For a responsible sixteen-year-old, Michael Wilson has a lot of problems--his father was killed i...

Mare's War  cover

Mare's War

Author: Davis, Tanita S.

Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to ta...

Personal Effects  cover

Personal Effects

Author: Kokie, E. M.

Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in I...

Purple Heart  cover

Purple Heart

Author: McCormick, Patricia, 1956-

While recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq ...

Soldier Boys  cover

Soldier Boys

Author: Hughes, Dean, 1943-

Two boys, one German and one American, are eager to join their respective armies during World War...

Soldier's Heart  cover

Soldier's Heart

Author: Paulsen, Gary.


Somebody, Please Tell me Who I Am  cover

Somebody, Please Tell me Who I Am

Author: Mazer, Harry.

Wounded in Iraq while his Army unit is on convoy and treated for many months for traumatic brain ...

The Things a Brother Knows  cover

The Things a Brother Knows

Author: Reinhardt, Dana.

Although they have never gotten along well, seventeen-year-old Levi follows his older brother Boa...

Torn  cover


Author: Massey, David (David Robert), 1960-

Only eighteen when she is sent to Afghanistan, British army medic Elinor Nielson is continually a...

War Is cover

War Is




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