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World War I America

KEY: jP = Picture Books; jZ = 1st and 2nd Grade Readers; jE = 3rd and 4th Grade Readers; J = 5th Grade and Up

WORLD WAR I AMERICA


1917 - 1918


Picture Books

Rabin, Staton CASEY OVER THERE
After his older brother Casey goes off to fight in World War I, Aubrey and his family are so worried that Aubrey writes a letter to Uncle Sam asking him to send Casey home. Brooklyn.
1994 unpaged


Beginning-to-Read Books


3rd - 4th Grade Books

Kinsey-Warnock, Natalie THE NIGHT THE BELLS RANG
The last year of World War I (1918) is an eventful one for Vermont farm boy Mason as he helps with the chores, tries to get along with his little brother, and sees an older bully go off to the war.
1991 79 p.


5th Grade and Up Books

Bradley, Kimberly RUTHIE’S GIFT
Just before the beginning of World War I, 8-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.
1998 147 p.

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas FLORENCE ROBINSON
THE STORY OF A JAZZ AGE GIRL

1919. Unable to endure the discrimination in his small Mississippi town when he returns home from serving in France during World War I, Flo's father moves the family to Chicago, where jazz symbolizes the freedom he hopes they will find.Just before the beginning of World War I, 8-year-old Ruthie, who lives with her parents and six brothers on a farm in Indiana, wishes for a sister and tries to behave like the lady her mother wants her to be.
1997 123 p.

Ingold, Jeanette PICTURES, 1918
Coming of age in a rural Texas community in 1918, 15-year-old Asia assists in the local war effort, contemplates romance with a local boy, and expands her horizons through her pursuit of photography.
1998 152 p.

Levine, Beth Seidel WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AGAIN
The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer
Dear America series
Teenage Simone's diaries for 1917 and 1918 reveal her experiences as a carefree member of New York Society, then as a "Hello girl," a volunteer switchboard operator for the Army Signal Corps in France.
2002 143 p.

Little, Jean HIS BANNER OVER ME
Flora's parents are missionaries in Thailand so Flora, aged seven, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle she hardly knows. Then World War I begins, her beloved brothers enlist and leave her as well. This story of the war's effect on a young girl is based on the true story of the author's mother.
1995 207 p.

Little, Jean GOODBYE, BILLY RADISH
In 1917, as the United States enters World War I, 10-year-old Hank sees change all around him in his western Pennsylvania steel mill town and feels his older Ukrainian friend Billy drifting apart from him.
1992 137 p.

Montgomery, Lucy Maude RILLA OF INGLESIDE
Anne Shirley's daughter, Rilla, looks forward to her first dance and her first kiss. But challenges await irrepressible Rilla when a far off war endangers the happy world of Ingleside.
1989 277 p.

Voight, Cynthia TREE BY LEAF
A father’s return home following World War I creates problems for his family, especially for 12-year-old Clothilde, who struggles to accept his horrible disfigurement and opposes her mother’s plan to sell Clothilde’s land, a peninsula off the coast of Maine, to help pay the family’s expenses.
1988 192 p.