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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Pennybacker
Author's First Name: 
Sara
Illustrator's First Name: 
Jon
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Klassen
Publisher: 
HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray)
Publication Date: 
2016

 A boy is made to abandon his pet fox when his father goes off to war. Both the boy and the fox must learn about survival and responsibility as they travel in new directions and forge new communities.

LOST GIRL FOUND

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bassoff
Author's First Name: 
Leah
Second Author's First Name: 
Laura
Second Author's Last Name: 
DeLuca
Publisher: 
Groundwood
Publication Date: 
2014

Poni, one of the Lost Girls of the Sudan, flees her bombed out village for a refugee camp as others die around her, then must flee the camp or face a forced marriage. She finds shelter and a chance for education in a Nairobi convent. All royalties from this title donated to Africare.org.

BOXERS & SAINTS

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Yang
Author's First Name: 
Gene Luen
Illustrator's First Name: 
Gene Luen
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Yang
Publisher: 
First Second
Publication Date: 
2013

This two-volume graphic novel tells the parallel stories of young people on opposite sides of China’s Boxer Rebellion. Masterfully illustrated, Little Bao and Viviana’s struggles to find their identity in this trying time challenge stereotypical thinking about victors and victims in conflict.

YEAR OF THE JUNGLE: MEMORIES FROM THE HOME FRONT

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Collins
Author's First Name: 
Suzanne
Illustrator's First Name: 
James
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Proimos
Publisher: 
Scholastic
Publication Date: 
2013

When first-grader Suzy’s father faces deployment to Viet Nam, Suzy (the author herself) imagines friendly jungles. After his postcards stop and neighbors suddenly reassure that he will return soon, the digital illustrations highlighted with paint change animals to nightmarish ogres. 

THE DROWNED CITIES

The Drowned Cities
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bacigalupi
Author's First Name: 
Paolo
Publisher: 
Little, Brown
Publication Date: 
2012

A boy, girl, and fierce half-man struggle against child soldiers in this companion to Shipbreaker featuring political chaos and the repercussions of global warming. Their hellish war-torn jungle surrounds former Washington, DC.

THE THINGS A BROTHER KNOWS

Things a Brother Knows
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Reinhardt
Author's First Name: 
Dana
Publisher: 
Wendy Lamb
Publication Date: 
2010

Levi's older brother Boaz returns after service overseas as a Marine.  Since Boaz has become withdrawn and secretive, Levi attempts to reconnect with him as they begin a puzzling journey together.

WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST, A REPORTER'S STORY: BLACK SEPTEMBER AND THE YOM KIPPUR WAR

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Hampton
Author's First Name: 
Wilborn
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2007

A reporter provides vivid descriptions of his experiences covering Black September and the Yom Kippur War in 1973 for a U.S. wire service. His timely insights guide readers through the continuing conflicts in the Middle East.

GHOSTS OF WAR: MY TOUR OF DUTY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Smithson
Author's First Name: 
Ryan
Publisher: 
Collins
Publication Date: 
2009

A teen Army reservist examines his thoughts and experiences during basic training and his tour of duty in Iraq after 9/11. A powerful autobiography contrasting a war’s boredom with its terrors.

LEVIATHAN

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Westerfeld
Author's First Name: 
Scott
Publisher: 
Simon Pulse
Publication Date: 
2009

Two teens find themselves in the heat of battle as World War I is recreated as a struggle between the Clankers, an army relying on incredible war machines, and the Darwinists, who employ fantastic creatures. This exciting, adventure story is brought vividly to life by Thompson’s illustrations.

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