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Wow, this seems to be an area where we could use some new titles. I just
thought that when I was stumped on what to recommend to my 7th grade
teachers it was because I am a first year librarian. I immediately
thought of All Quiet on the Western Front, which is an incredible book,
but I feel it may be better appreciated by an older audience (I did
suggest they use it for the Talented and Gifted group). From all the
responses, and my own research, here are the titles for fiction set
in/around World War I:

Good-bye Billy Radish by Gloria Skurzynski
After the Dancing Days by Margart Rostkowski
Rilla of Ingleside by L.M. Montgomery
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
American Front by Harry Turtledove

These titles have all been around for a while, and I believe that the
last two are out of print. I know that WWI isn't quite as 'popular' (for
lack of a better term) in curricula as WWII, but I can't get over the
lack of appropriate novels for middle schoolers  in this area...guess we
should all spend the summer writing YA historical fiction.

Thanks to all who shared ideas.

Jill Hofmockel
Library Media Specialist
Norwalk Middle School
Norwalk, IA 50211

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