Crop Duster, a Novel of World War Two

Want to know what it was like to fly a B-17 Fortress or a German JU-88 fighter in World War Two? Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a pilot before, during and after an in-air battle? Don’t let the term “novel” fool you: “Crop Duster” is the real thing.

Crop Duster: A Novel of World War Two
by John D. Beatty
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Candace Thompson

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1626469105

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Beatty, John D.

Dark Side of Glory, The

When Matthew Clark agrees to write the biography of General Coursen, he hasn't any idea the layers of deceit and deception he'll uncover in his pursuit to be thorough, nor does he realize his own life will be forever changed in the process.

Dark Side of Glory, The
by Richard McMahon
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Sandra Miller Linhart

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B00DUWZJZG

Author(s) Mentioned: 
McMahon, Richard

Fires of October: The Planned US Invasion of Cuba During the Missile Crisis of 1962, The

A critical look at America preparing for war and almost stumbling into nuclear conflict

The Fires of October: The Planned US Invasion of Cuba During the Missile Crisis of 1962
by Blaine L. Pardoe
Book Category: History
Reviewed by: Joe Epley

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1781551960

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Pardoe, Blaine L.

Deauvenoy, 1939

Hitler is about to launch his blitzkrieg onto the rest of Europe, and a young French woman and man find themselves embroiled in an intertwining scenario for survival. Will their idealism only lead them to an early grave?

Deauvenoy, 1939
by David Andrew Westwood
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: Bob Doerr

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B006PW14QQ

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Westwood, David Andrew

PTSD in Fiction Connects with Readers

Some people, such my dad, will not read fiction. To them, fiction is not true. I disagree. Nonfiction may be factual, but fiction can often show truths in ways mere facts cannot. What fiction can do, especially in middle grade and young adult novels, is to hold up a mirror in which readers can see themselves or others. Fiction helps them make sense of life as it shows truths one step removed from what may be chaos in their own lives.

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