Reviews and Blog Posts: Wars and Conflicts

The doll shop downstairs

by Yona Zeldis McDonough

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This story follows three sisters in World War I era Brooklyn who help their parents run a doll repair shop. The girls love to play with dolls that have not been repaired yet, because they cannot afford to have dolls of their own. When the war starts, Papa can no...

No!

by David McPhail

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This wordless picture book illustrates the atrocities of war in a way that younger children can understand, but it may be upsetting for some young ones. It also shows how people can turn evil around with kindness and ends on a hopeful note. Because this is a wordless story, it's...

I'll pass for your comrade : women soldiers in the Civil War

by Anita Silvey

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Back during the Civil War, women could not join the military. But many women wanted to fight and joined the army disguised as men. This book talks about the reasons they joined up, the ways they had to disguise their identities, and how they got along once they were in...

Camel rider

by Prue Mason

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Adam and his family are Australians living in a fancy compound in the Middle East. Walid is an abused boy who rides camels in the popular sport of camel racing. When war breaks out, Adam is separated from his family and Walid manages to escape the camel masters. The two...

Iron thunder : the battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac : a Civil War novel

by 1937- Avi

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Tom lives in a Brooklyn tenement during the Civil War. He helps his family by selling newspapers until he is offered a job working on the top secret ship, the Monitor, that the Union army hopes will help win the war. Captain Ericsson is a genius inventor who is building...

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