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Another good title for WWI, although it is a picture book, is War Game by
Michael Foreman.  It is quite powerful and based upon a real event. I
think 7th graders would appreciate it.

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On Mon, 10 May 1999, Norwalk Middle School wrote:

> 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
> (515)981-0435
> nmsmedia@uswest.net
>
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