This post is for sharing “living” or great books on the following history topic:
World War II/Pearl Harbor
(For the list of all history topics addressed by this blog, click here.)
For Elementary Students:
My 8-year-old read this book twice, and said it “might have changed my favorite subject from science to history.” The large, hard-back book is loaded with imagery and information – and thus, a caveat is needed. Topics like this are inherently sad. A lot of dialog with the child is necessary to help them keep this information in context.
This is a hardback picture book detailing the sad but interesting (and true!) story of a Jewish family suffering in Nazi Germany:
Baseball Saved Us, by K. Mochizuk, a picture book about a Japanese-American family during WW2:
From the American Girls Collection, this is a fictional chapter book about a girl named Molly during the year 1944:
A story about Nazi resistance in Holland:
For High School Students:
This coffee-table-size book contains incredible maps of warfare from 1750 BC through 2003. Appropriate for upper-elementary through adult:
The biography of the priest, John Prachar, who was arrested by Nazi gestapo for being a seminarian and sent to a labor camp. He was rescued by American soldiers after 3 years. True story written by a homeschooling mom. Information is here.
What are your favorite history books on this topic? Feel free to share with a comment.