Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

Lifeboat 12

This riveting novel-in-verse is the story of thirteen-year-old Kenneth Sparks and his experience on a lifeboat after surviving a torpedo attack during World War II. This is truly an edge-of-your-seat survival tale based on a true, but little-known disaster. The book has a broad genre and audience appeal. It will appeal to children of all ages.


Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink

Olson, Tod. Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink.

On October 21, 1942, a B-17 bomber carrying eight men crashed into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Lost at sea and without a drop to drink, this thrilling account of history tells the true story of their struggle to survive.


Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

Gratz, Alan. Projekt 1065: A Novel of World War II

In a thrilling and fascinating insider’s glimpse into the Hitler Youth, the son of an Irish ambassador to Germany poses as a member in order to support the Allies during World War II.


The War that Saved my Life

9780803740815A determined and willful handicapped girl escapes a brutal life in 1940’s London with her younger brother when air raids begin in the city. As Ada must learn to trust someone other than herself, her sense of self-worth grows. Their journey to discover a sense of home and family is both dangerous and beautiful.





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