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World War Two Themed Novels For Middle School Students

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This is a list of teacher recommended World War Two themed novels for middle school students. These would be great additions to your classroom library or something to suggest your school librarian purchase.

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10 World War Two Themed Novels For Middle School Students

The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding during the Nazi occupation of Holland.  Anne keeps a diary and writes of her feelings and experiences during this time. 

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Ada has a clubfoot and have been locked in a room by her mother.  During the war her brother is sent away for safety and Ada sneaks off with him. 

Number the Stars Lois Lowry

The story of a family and their ten-year-old daughter who help smuggle their Jewish friends to Sweden to escape the Nazis. 

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Liesel Meminger lives outside of Munich in 1939 during Nazi Germany.  She steals books and shares them with her neighbours and the Jewish man hiding in the basement. 

Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren

The true story of twelve-year-old Jack Mandelbaum and how he survives in a Nazi-run concentration camp.


The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen

A story about a girl who is transported back to the time of the Holocaust.

The Last Mission by Harry Mazer

A fifteen-year-old boy from New York city uses fake ID to get into the US Air Force. On his last mission he is shot down, taken prisoner and sent to a German POW camp.

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

A story of how a twelve-year-old girl survived the Holocaust, as told by her niece.

Under a War Torn Sky by L. M. Elliott

A pilot is shot down in enemy territory over France during World War II and needs to rely on the help of strangers as he moves at night trying to get home and back to safety.

Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf

The story of an eleven-year-old girl and her fight to survive against the Nazis.

For more great middle school books, check out this blog post – Best Middle School Book Recommendations. Also, check out some fantastic YA books in this blog post – High School Book Recommendations.

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