Modern Times

The Modern Era: 1850 A.D. - Present

By the Great Horn Spoon by Eric von Schmidt (Gold Rush--1848-1855)

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr (Missouri to Colorado--1860)

Landmark History of the American People: From Charlston to the Moon by Daniel J. Boorstin (Civil War to the 20th century)

Turn Homeward, Hannalee by Patricia Beatty (1861-1865)

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (Classic Starts retelling by Deanna McFadden--1867)

Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (mid to late 1800s)

The Great Wheel by Robert Lawson (Chicago--1893)

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (I902)

Little Britches by Ralph Moody (Colorado--early 20th century)

Hero Over Here by Kathleen V. Kudlinski (Spanish Flu epidemic--1918)

Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen (Pennsylvania--1945)

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord (New York--1947)

Eagle Song by Joseph Bruchac (New York City--late 20th century) [Native American]

The Story of Exploration by Anna Claybourne (from 2270 B.C.-2003 A.D.)

The Industrial Revolution for Kids by Cheryl Mullenbach (Nonfiction--1791-1913)

The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich (Ojibwa/Lake Superior/Westward movement--1850)

Bound for Oregon by Jean Van Leeuwen (Arkansas/Oregon Trail--1852)

Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun by Rhoda Blumberg (Nonfiction - Japan--1853)

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy by Rhoda Blumberg (Nonfiction - Japan--mid-1800s and on)

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Wisconsin--mid 1800s)

Jip: His Story by Katherine Paterson (Vermont/Fugitive slave--1855-1856)

Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven by Kathryn Lasky (Japanese princess--1858)

Trouble Don't Last by Shelley Pearsall (Escaped slaves/Underground Railroad/Canada--1859)

Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit (Nonfiction - Female Civil War Spy--1861)

The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the War by Jim Murphy (Nonfiction--1861-1865)

The Split History of the Civil War by Stephanie Fitzgerald (Nonfiction - Dual perspectives--1861-1865)

Behind the Blue and the Gray: The Soldier's Life in the Civil War (Young Readers' History of the Civil War) by Delia Ray (Nonfiction - Firing on Ft. Sumter to War's End--1861-1865)

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (Illinois/Civil War--1861-1865)

Freedom from Slavery by Brianna Hall (Nonfiction - Causes and Effects: of the Emancipation Proclamation--1862)

The Split History of the Battle of Gettysburg (Nonfiction - Told from both North and South viewpoint/Pennsylvania--1863)

The Slopes of War: A Novel of Gettysburg by Norah Perez (Pennsylvania--1863)

Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H. L. Hunley by Sally M. Walker (Nonfiction - South Carolina--1864)

Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson (1865)

Shades of Gray by Carolyn Reeder (Virginia--1865)

Old Yeller by Fred Gipson (Texas--late 1860s)

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriet Gillem Robinet (Reconstruction/Freedom/Prejudice--1865-1877)

The Land by Mildred D. Taylor (Deep South/Mixed race/Race relations--late 1860s-1870s) **Prequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Worth by A. LaFaye (Nebraska/Orphan Train--late 1800s)

Chickadee by Louise Erdrich (Great Plains/Lake Superior/Ojibwa--1866)

Dragon's Gate by Laurence Yep (Sierra Nevada/Transcontinental Railroad--1867)

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [Classic Starts] (1872)
Around the World in 80 Days - BBC Worldwide TV production with Michael Palin; 1989 recreation of Phileas Fogg's journey

Remember Little Bighorn: Indians, Soldiers, and Scouts Tell Their Stories by Paul Robert Walker (Nonfiction - Montana Territory--1874-1876)

Boston Jacky: Being an account of the further adventures of Jacky Faber, taking care of business by L. A. Meyer (Boston/Irish immigrants/temperance movement--mid to late 1800s)

Bonanza Girl by Patricia Beatty (Idaho/mining town--1880)

Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman (Switzerland--late 1800s)

Call of the Wild by Jack London (Yukon Territory/Klondike Gold Rush--1896)

The Wright Brothers, pioneers of American Aviation by Quentin Reynolds (Ohio--1903)

What is the Panama Canal? by Janet B. Pascal (Central America--1904-1914)

Daughter of the Mountains by Louise Rankin (Tibet and India--early 1900s)

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry (Polynesia--early 1900s)

Breaker Boys: How a Photograph Helped End Child Labor by Michael Burgan (Nonfiction - Captured History series--1911)

Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Nonfiction - New York--1911)

The Good Master by Kate Seredy (Hungary--before World War I)

Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan (St. Petersburg--1914)

The War To End All Wars: World War I by Russell Freedman (Nonfiction - Various locales--1914-1918)

The Yanks Are Coming: The United States in the First World War (Nonfiction - Europe--1914-1918)

Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics by Kathryn Atwood (Nonfiction - Various locales--1914-1918)

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy (Hungary--1914-1918)

The Road from Home:: The Story of an Armenian Girl by David Sheridan (Fictionalized biography/Armenian Massacres--1915-1923)

Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan (British East Africa/Kenya--1919)

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? by Jean Fritz (U.S. women's suffrage--1920)

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Lewis (China--1920s)

Moonshiner's Son by Carolyn Reader (Prohibition/Virginia/Blue Ridge Mountains--1920-1933)

Bo at Ballard Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill (Alaska/Orphan/Post Gold Rush--1920s)

Homesick by Jean Fritz (China--mid 1920s)

Li Lun, Lad of Courage by Carolyn Treffinger (China--early 1900s)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Alabama--early 1930s)

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (southern U.S.A.--1933)

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright (Wisconsin--1930s)

Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin (Russia--1930s)

My Heart Lies South: The Story of My Mexican Marriage by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino (Nonfiction - Mexico--1930s)

China's Long March: 6000 Miles Of Danger by Jean Fritz (China--mid 1930s)

Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse (Oklahoma/Depression/Dust Bowl--1930s)

A Long Way from Chicago by Richard Peck (Illinois--1930s-1940s)

Going Solo by Roald Dahl (Nonfiction - Africa/Europe/Middle East--1930s-1940s)

Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler's Shadow by Susan Campbell Bertoletti (Nonfiction - Germany--1933-1945)

Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko (California--1935)

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (Michigan--1936)

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American  Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown (Washington state/Berlin Olympics)

A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck (rural Illinois--1937)

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan (Graphic novel/Kansas/Dust Bowl--1937)

The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert Dejong (China--1937-1945)

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood by James McMullan (Nonfiction/Memoir - Various locales--late 1930s-1940s)

Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero by Peter Collier (Various locales/WWII to Present--1940s-Present)

Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli (Warsaw Ghetto/Poland--1940-1944)

A Garden of Thorns: My Memoir of Surviving World War II in France by Roger de Anfrazio (Nonfiction/Memoir - German occupation/Dijon, France--1940-1944)

Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli (Venetian boy/abduction/forced labor--early 1940s)

Run, Boy, Run by Uri Orlev (Poland/countryside--early 1940s)

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Chesapeake Bay--early 1940s)

Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist by John B. Severance (Nonfiction - focuses primarily on the war years--1940-1945)

Odette's Secrets by Maryann MacDonald (Nazi occupied Paris--1940-1945)

Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus (Norway/based on true story/Grades 7-8--1940-1945)

For Freedom: The Story of a French Spy by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (France/based on true story/young spy--1940)

Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan (Norway/based on true story/Grades 5-6--1940)

Burying the Sun by Gloria Whelan (Russia/German invasion/Leningrad--1941)

The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr (Ukraine/Nazi Occupation/great for horse lovers--1941)

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac (1941-1945)

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig (Nonfiction - Siberia--1941-1945)

The Land I Lost: adventures of a boy in Vietnam by  Huynh Quang Nhuong (Nonfiction - Vietnam--1940s)

Once by Morris Gleitzman (Warsaw/Imagination vs. Reality--1942)

The Endless Steppe by Esther Hautzig (Poland/Siberia--1942)

Behind the Bedroom Wall by Laura E. Williams (Germany/Hitler Youth--1942)

Escape from Warsaw by Ian Serraillier (Poland--1942)

The Art of Keeping Cool by Janet Taylor Lisle (Rhode Island/Nazi submarines/German Americans--1942)

Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink by Tod Olson (Nonfiction - Pacific Ocean/survival--1942)

Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng (Nonfiction - WWII/Pacific theatre/Marines/American Indian code--1942-1945)

Dash by Kirby Larson (Grades 5/6--Japanese-American Internment--1942-1946)

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston (Grades 7/8--Japanese-American Internment--1942-1946)

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Kluges (Los Alamos, New Mexico--1943)

The Great Escape: Tunnel to Freedom (Sterling Point Books) by Mike Meserole (Nonfiction - Germany/Stalag Luft III prison camp--1943)

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Denmark/Nazi Occupation/Resistance--1943)

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard Maybury (Nonfiction--1940s)

Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (Korea--1945)

Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis by Peter Nelson (Nonfiction - WWII/Pacific theatre--1945)

The Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa (Nonfiction/Memoir - Okinawa--1945)

Flags of our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima (Young Readers Adaption) by James Bradley (Nonfiction - WWII/Pacific theatre/Iwo Jima--1945)

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson by Bette Bao Lord (New York--1947)

Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson (Nonfiction - Japan--1945-2005)

Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom: a biography by Barry Denenberg (Nonfiction - South Africa--1940s-1990s)

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr (Japan/Hiroshima--early 1950s)

The Inn-Keeper's Apprentice by Allen Say (Japan--1950s)

The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (Young Readers Adaptation) by Michael J. Tougias (Cape Cod/Coast Guard--1952)

God's Smuggler by Brother Andrew (Eastern Europe--1955)

Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (Nonfiction - Alabama--December 1955-December of 1956)

King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry (Morocco, France, England--mid 1900s)

Water Sky by Jean Craighead George (Alaska--mid 1900s)

The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck (Japan--mid 1900s)

Keeping Score by Linda Sue Park (Brooklyn Dodgers/Korean War--1950)

DK Biography: Mother Teresa by Maya Gold (Nonfiction - India--1950s-1990s) 

The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt (Long Island, New York--1960s)

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos (Pennsylvania--1962)

The Land I Lost by Quang Nhuong Huynh (Vietnam/United States--mid 1960s)

Red Scarf Girl by Ji-Li Jiang (Nonfiction - Memoir/Chinese Cultural Revolution--late 1960s)

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (California/Civil Rights Movement/Black Panthers--1968)

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins (Bangledesh--late 1900s)

Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story by Beverly Naidoo (South Africa--late 1900s)

Chain of Fire by Beverly Naidoo [Sequel to Journey to Jo'burg] (South Africa--late 1900s)

Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska (Spain--late 1900s)

The Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac (New Hampshire/Pennacook reservation--late 1900s)

Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan (China/post-Cultural Revolution--late 1970s)

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (New York City--1978-1979)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (Sudan, Africa--1985)

On Two Feet and Wings by Abbas Kazerooni (Nonfiction/Memoir - Iran-Iraq War/Istanbul, Turkey--1987-1990s)

52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure by Lawrence Raskin (Nonfiction - North Africa--1990s)

Made You Look: How Advertising Works and Why You Should Know by Shari Graydon (Nonfiction - modern media and it's sway over kids)

The Turning by Gloria Whelan (Russia/Leningrad/defection--1991)

My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary by Nadja Halilbegovich (Nonfiction/Memoir - Sarajevo/Teenager's perspective--1992-1995)

Basher Five-Two by Scott O'Grady (Nonfiction/Memoir - Bosnia/survival--1995)

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis (Afghanistan/Taliban rule--1998)

Hope was Here by Joan Bauer (Wisconsin--2000)

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai (Nonfiction/Memoir - Pakistan--2009-Present)

Kids of Kabul: Living Bravely Through a Never-ending War by Deborah Ellis (Nonfiction - Afghanistan/Preteen and teen lives--2011)

What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau (Mexico--early 21st century)

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (Southern United States--1858-1901)

Labors Untold Story by Richard Boyer and Herbert Morais (Nonfiction - VERY pro-union/great for showing how socialism and communism gained ground in the U.S.--mid 1800s-1950s)

The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria by Elsa Marston (Nonfiction - "George Washington of Algeria"--most pivotal year: 1860)

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown (Nonfiction - U.S./westward expansion/fate of Native Americans--1860-1890)

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (St. Petersburg, Russia--1860s)

A River Between Us by Richard Peck (Illinois/Racially mixed people/Race relations--1861)

Unconditional Surrender: U. S. Grant and the Civil War by Albert Marrin (Nonfiction - Biography--1861-1865)

Virginia's General: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Albert Marrin (Nonfiction - Biography--1861-1865)

The Slopes of War: A Novel of Gettysburg by Norah Perez (Pennsylvania--1863)

Dragon'a Gate by Lawrence Yep (Sierra Nevada Mountains/Transcontinental Railroad--1867)

Gandhi: Young Nation Builder by Kathleen Kudinski [Childhood of World Figures] (Nonfiction - India--1869-1948)

Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (1872)
Around the World in 80 Days - BBC Worldwide TV production with Michael Palin; 1989 recreation of Phileas Fogg's journey

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (London--late 1880s)

My Antonia by Willa Cather (Nebraska--1880-1910)

The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather (Colorado--1890s)

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (London/Congo--1890-1891)

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (Nigeria--around 1900)

The History of the Modern World: From 1900 to the Present by Terry Burrows (Nonfiction - Good main spine--1900-2012)

Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik (THE book for making his science understandable--most pivotal scientific years--1900-1924)

The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom (Holland/Germany/Holocaust--early to mid 1900s)

Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Play - New Hampshire--1901-1913)

What is the Panama Canal? by Janet B. Pascal (Panama--1904-1914)

The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz (Rural Pennsylvania/Baltimore/feminism--1911)

Ashes of Roses by M. J. Auch [Triangle Fire] (New York--1911)
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle (Nonfiction - New York--1911)

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque (Europe--1914-1918)

The Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian (Novel/Armenian massacres--1915)

Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan, 1915-1919: An Armenian Boy's Memoir of Survival by Aram Haykaz (Nonfiction - Memoir/Armenian massacres--1915-1919)

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response by Peter Balakian (Nonfiction - Armenian massacres--1915-1923)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (Florida--perhaps 1915-1935)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Long Island, New York--early 1920s)

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Eastern Europe--1930s)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Alabama--early 1930s)

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blackman (Munich, Germany/fictional niece of Hitler/historical thriller--1930s)

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz (Occupied Poland--1930s-early 1940s)

The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy by Judith L. Pearson (Nonfiction - Various locales--1931-1944)

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr (Jewish refugees--1933)

FDR and the American Crisis by Albert Marrin (Nonfiction - Tenure as US President--1933-1945)

Parallel Journeys by Eleanor H. Ayer (Nonfiction - Jewish woman/German boy/war remembrances--1933-late 1940s)

Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali (Germany/Lebensborn--1936)

The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics by Daniel James Brown (Nonfiction - Washington state/Berlin Olympics)

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Oklahoma to California--late 1930s)

The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow (Berlin/based on a true story--late 1930s)

World War II: The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard J. Maybury (Various locales--late 1930s-Present)

Going Solo by Roald Dahl (Nonfiction/Memoir - Africa--1938)

Unlikely Warrior: A Jewish Soldier in Hitler's Army by Georg Rauch (Nonfiction/Memoir - Austria/Russia/labor camp--1938-1940s)

Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bernstein (Nonfiction - Poland/child prisoner--1939-1944)

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit (Krakow, Poland--1939)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (Munich, Germany--1939)

Medal of Honor by Peter Collier (Nonfiction - Various locales/WWII to Present/Profiles of honorees--1940-Present)

The Snow Goose by Paul Gallico (Battle of Dunkirk--1940)

The Stranger by Albert Camus (French Algeria--very early 1940s)

Sabotage: The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb by Neal Bascomb (Nonfiction - Vemork, Norway--1940)

The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose (Nonfiction - Denmark/Resistance movement--1940-1945

Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (Chesapeake Bay island--early 1940s)

Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood (Nonfiction - Various locales--late 1930s-mid 1940s)

Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M. T. Anderson (Nonfiction - Russia--1941-1944)

Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell (Nonfiction - Philippines--1941-post-war experiences)

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn (Actual event reimagined as a play - Meeting between German Heisenberg and Danish Bohr to discuss atomic bomb--1941)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (Lithuania/Siberia/Labor camps--1941)

Night by Elie Wiesel (Nonfiction/Memoir - Transylvania/various concentration camps--1941-1945)

Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose (Nonfiction - New Guinea--early to mid 1940s)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (Germany--1942)

A Separate Peace by John Knowles (New Hampshire--1942-1943)

Unbroken (Young Adult Adaptation) by Laura Hillenbrand (Nonfiction - various locations--1943)

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse (Amsterdam/Dutch Resistance--1943)

Train by Danny M. Cohen (Berlin/thriller/minority Holocaust victims--1943)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein (Occupied France--1943)

The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Inturbe (Based on true story--1943)

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin (California/prejudice/segregation in military--1944)

The Chosen by Chiam Potok (Brooklyn--1940s)

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway (Cuba/ocean--1940s)

Cry, the Beloved Country  by Alan Paton (South Africa/early Apartheid--1940s)

I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust by Livia Britton-Jackson (Nonfiction/Memoir - Hungary--1944)

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day by Stephen Talty (Nonfiction - Europe--1944)

Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott (Auschwitz/based on true story/not bowing to adversity--1944)

Soldier X by Don L. Wulffson (Germany/Eastern Front/boy soldiers--1944)

Two Suns in the Sky by Miriam Bat-Ami (Oswego, New York/Only US refugee camp/Prejudice--1944)

Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator by Bill O'Reilly (Nonfiction - Germany--1945)

Flags of our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima by James Bradley (Nonfiction - WWII/Pacific theatre/Iwo Jima--1945)

Hiroshima by John Hersey (Nonfiction - Japan/Atomic bomb--1945)

The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men by Eric Lichtblau (Germany/U.S.--mid 1940s-1960s)

After the War by Carol Matas (young Buchenwald orphans find way to Palestine--late 1940s)

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (Play - New York/Boston--late 1940s)

The Bomb by Theodore Taylor (Marshall Islands/Nuclear testing--1946)

Bombs over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster by Connie Goldsmith (Nonfiction - Marshall Islands/Nuclear testing--1946-1958)

Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl (South Pacific--1947)

A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury (India/Partition--1947)

Alas Babylon by Pat Frank (Post nuclear war/Soviet-U.S.--1950s)

The Broken Word by Adam Foulds (Epic Poem/British Empire/Kenya/Mau Mau Uprising--1950s)

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Stalin/Soviet Union/Gulags--1951)

The Finest Hours: The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias (Cape Cod/Coast Guard--1952)

The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson (Nonfiction - New York City--late 1950s-early 1960s)

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa (Nonfiction - India--1950s-1990s)

Black Like Me by Robert Bonazzi, John Griffin (southern United States--1959)

The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks (North Carolina--1961)

The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill by Greg Mitchell (Berlin--1962)

The Contender by Robert Lipsyte's (Harlem, New York--mid 1960s)

Peace Child by Don Richardson (Dutch New Guinea, Indonesia--1960s -1970s)

Living on the Devil's Doorstep by Floyd McClung (Holland/Afghanistan--(1960s-1970s)

Wolf by Wolf: One Girl's Mission to Win a Race and Kill Hitler by Ryan Graudin (What if the Axis had won World War II?--1956)

Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat (Nonfiction/Memoir - Ramallah/Six Day War and aftermath--1967-1970)

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo by Jack Cheevers (1968)

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin (Nonfiction - The Pentagon Papers--1971)

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung (Nonfiction - Cambodia/Khmer Rouge Killing Fields--late 1970s)

The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project by Robert S. Boynton (Japan/North Korea--late 1970s)

Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Counterterrorist Unit (Delacorte Books for Young Readers) by Eric Haney (Nonfiction - Beirut/Iran/other locales--begins in 1978)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Memoir--Iranian Revolution [1978-1979]-1994)

Children of the River by Linda Crew (Cambodian refugee in U.S.--1980s)

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (United States/various--late 1980s or early 1990s)

1984 by George Orwell (Fictional country of Oceania--1984)

I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached (Nonfiction/Memoir - Graphic Novel/Lebanon--1990)

The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin (Somalia/other mission fields--1990s)

Navy Seal Training Class 144: My BUD/s Journal by Stephen Templin (Nonfiction - California--early 1990s)

I am a SEALTeam Six: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin (Nonfiction/Memoir - Mogadishu, Somalia, Africa--1993)

The Making of a Navy SEAL: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best by Brandon Webb (Nonfiction - Various locales--1993-2006)

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan (India--late 1900s?)

Habibi by Naomi Shihab Nye (Palestinian Immigrant/St. Louis--late 1900s)

A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Zimbabwe--late 1900s)

Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI by Ryan Smithson (Nonfiction/Memoir - Iraq/US Army/Post 9/11 enlistment--early 2000s)

War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel (Nonfiction - History of dogs in warfare/Civil War to Present)

Navy Seal Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat  by Mike Ritland (Nonfiction - Various locales--2000s)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (Futuristic London--2540)

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