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WWII Soldiers’ Stories

Books in this list — both fiction and nonfiction — present personal stories of soldiers who fought on both sides of World War II. These books are an excellent complement to World War II history units. 

soldier x

Soldier X

Don L. Wulffson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2001
And No Birds Sang

And No Birds Sang

Farley Mowat
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Nonfiction
Published:
2004
The Last Mission

The Last Mission

Harry Mazer
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
1979
Children of the Swastika: The Hitler Youth

Children of the Swastika: The Hitler Youth

Eileen Heyes
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
1993
Summer of My German Soldier

Summer of My German Soldier

Bette Greene
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction, Romance
Published:
1999
Sepia-toned illustration of WWII fighter pilot running across field in France with a child and bomber plane overhead

Under a War Torn Sky

L.M. Elliott
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2003
Parallel Journeys

Parallel Journeys

Eleanor H. Ayer, Helen Waterford, Alfons Heck
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
1995
Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow

Hitler Youth : Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Nonfiction
Genre:
Nonfiction