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Title: The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Frank, Anne
Call Number: j940.5 F851d2
Notes: In an attic in Amsterdam, Anne and her family must hide from the Nazis during World War II. Although Anne's diary speaks of the dangers, it also lets us into the thoughts of a hopeful adolescent girl.

 
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Title: Sonny's War
Author: Hobbs, Valerie
Notes: Cory's world is coming apart. Her father has just died of a heart attack and now her brother Sonny is going to fight in Vietnam. Her emotional ups and downs are chronicled.

 
 
Title: In Country: A Novel
Author: Mason, Bobbie Ann
Call Number: 813 M381i
Notes: Seventeen-year-old Sam's world is filled with the war. Her father died in Vietnam before she was born, and her guardian, Uncle Emmett, is still haunted by the war and the effects of Agent Orange.

 
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Title: Fallen Angels
Author: Myers, Walter Dean
Call Number: Teen Fiction
Notes: Realistic dialogue puts you in the shoes of these very young men in Vietnam as they deal with life and death issues.

 
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Title: Soldier's Heart: A Novel of the Civil War
Author: Paulsen, Gary
Notes: Fifteen-year-old Charley is determined to leave his Minnesota town and fight in the Civil War.

 
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Title: The Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps
Author: White, Ellen Emerson
Notes: Full of action, this fictionalized diary of a young soldier records his loneliness, loss, and pain as a marine in Khe Sanh, Vietnam.

 
 
Title: The Road Home
Author: White, Ellen Emerson
Call Number: fiction
Notes: The heart-wrenching journey of army field nurse Rebecca Phillips from her days in Vietnam to her life stateside after the war.

 
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Title: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty, Boston, MA, 1968
Author: White, Ellen Emerson
Call Number: fiction
Notes: The Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a soldier's teenage sister at home in America.