War and its consequences
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Diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942, TheGinz, PetrAs a fourteen-year old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully records the increasingly precarious texture of daily life. With a child’s keen eye for the absurd and the tragic, he muses on the prank he played on his science class and then just pages later, reveals that his cousins have been called to relinquish all their possessions, having been summoned east in the next transport. The diary ends with Petr's own summons to Thereisenstadt, where he would become the driving force behind the secret newspaper Vedem, and where he would continue to draw, paint, write, and read, furiously educating himself for a future he would never see.yesnoHolocaust, Jewish ghettos2007
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Personal EffectsKokie, E. M.Matt has been sleepwalking through life while seeking answers about his brother T.J.'s death in Iraq, but after discovering that he may not have known his brother as well as he thought he did, Matt is able to stand up to his father, honor T.J.'s memory, and take charge of his own life. yessoldiers, Iraq War, brothers, fathers and sons, grief2012
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Purple HeartMcCormick, PatriciaWhile recuperating in a Baghdad hospital from a traumatic brain injury sustained during the Iraq War, eighteen-year-old soldier Matt Duffy struggles to recall what happened to him and how it relates to his ten-year-old friend, Ali. yesyesIraq2009
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Girl Soldier: A Story of Hope for Northern Uganda's ChildrenMcDonnell, Faith J. H. and Grace AkalloAt age 15, Grace Akallo was kidnapped from her school in Uganda and forced to become a child soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. A chronicle of her kidnapping, enslaveent and eventula escapeyesyesUganda, child soldiers, girl soldiers2007
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This is not a DrillMcDowell, Beck"Two teens must work together to protect a class of first-graders when a soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder takes them hostage."-- Provided by publisher. yesPTSD, post tramatic stress disorder, hostages, family problems, school violence, survival2012
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Yellow Birds, ThePowers, KevinIn the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger. (National Book Award Finalist)yesyessoldiers, Iraq War, friendship2012
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War Is: Soldiers, Survivors and Storytellers Talk about War An anthology of fiction, speeches, poems, and essays about war. opposing viewpoints on the nature of war.yeswar, history, essays, speeches, poems2008
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Impossible Knife of Memory, TheAnderson, Laurie HalseHayley Kincaid and her father move back to their hometown to try to live a "normal" life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy them both. yesyeswar, PTSD, family problems, fathers and daughters, veterans2014
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InvasionMyers, Walter DeanJosiah Wedgewood and Marcus Perry were friends in Virginia, but now that they are both involved in the Normandy invasion, the differences in their positions is uncomfortable, for Josiah is a white infantryman and Marcus is a black transport driver, the only role the segregated army will allow him. yesWW II, segregation, African American soldiers, Normandy invasion, soldiers2013760 L
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BaddTharp, TimA teenaged girl's beloved brother returns home from the Iraq War completely unlike the person she remembers. yesIraq War, brothers and sisters, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, emotional stress 2011780 L
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Vietnam: I Pledge AllegianceLynch, ChrisBest friends Morris, Rudi, Ivan, and Beck, having been either drafted or enlisted in the military during the Vietnam War, pledge they will come home together, and Morris, a sailor on the USS "Boston," relies on that promise to stay strong while his courage and resolve are tested under attack. Vietnam War, friendship2011860 L
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Divided we FallReedy, TrentDanny Wright, seventeen, joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve the country as his father had, but when the Guard is sent to an anti-government protest in Boise and Danny's gun accidently fires, he finds himself at the center of a conflict that results in the federal government declaring war on Idaho. yesyesIdaho, U.S., future2014
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Tyrant's Daughter, TheCarleson, J. C.Exiled to the United States after her father, a Middle Eastern dictator, is killed in a coup, fifteen-year-old Laila must cope with a completely new way of life, the truth of her father's regime, and her mother and brother's ways of adjusting. yesyesMiddle East, dictatorships, monarchy, CIA2014
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Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to FlyWesselhoeft, ConradSeventeen year-old dirt-bike-riding daredevil Arlo Santiago catches the eye of the U.S. military with his first-place ranking on a video game featuring drone warfare, and must reconcile the work they want him to do with the emotional scars he has suffered following a violent death in his family-- Provided by publisher. yesyesdirt bikes, video games, drone warfare, New Mexico, alcoholism, illnees, death, tragedy2014
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