Thinkin’ on Thursday: About What Memorial Day Means

Easy as A, B, C . . . from BB

Considering our most immediate “holiday” weekend, I’ve been thinking about books appropriate to our Memorial Day festivities. And, just in time, local writer, Fay Klingler, wrote a wonderful and warm account on her Facebook page about her father who had served during WWII. She also shared “A Mighty Girl’s photo” and their wonderful list of books for YA readers which would give YA readers today an idea about what their grandparents and great‑grandparents may have endured during that war. I loved her personal recollections of her father, and was fascinated by the long list of available books at the Mighty Girl’s site.

Most of us are aware of what Ann Frank, a young teenager, went through, but do our children or grandchildren know about her? You’ll find her own writings as well as Ann’s biography listed there.

Andrée Peel was referenced as one of 26 incredible women featured in the excellent book for ages 13 and up, Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue . For a recently released book about another WWII resistance fighter, British special agent Pearl Witherington, check out Code Name Pauline, for ages 12 and up.

For two highly recommended novels, both for ages 13 and up, about women resistance fighters of WWII, check out Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire .

For more stories for both children and teens about girls and women living through the WWII period, including numerous stories related to the Holocaust, visit their WWII / Holocaust section.

I was mesmerized just reading their extensive list of books. Some of them I knew and loved, others made me add several more to my TBR [To Be Read] list. Which ones intrigued you the most?

See you next for Spellbinder Saturday!


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