A Beloved Bunch of Books: WWII From A Girls Point of View - A Reading List




WWII was a global conflict that occurred between 1939 and 1945. The damage from the war was wide-spread and affected millions.


This collection of books features the perspectives of young women affected by the war in the European theater.





White Rose Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey is a book that tests the values and humanity of a young German woman who has already been scarred by the Nazi regime.  It will make you wonder if you could do the same.


The next book Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy takes us to the Jewish Getto's of Poland and the survival of a young girl there.  I still can't imagine the pain of parenthood during this time.



Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is the writings of a young Jewish girl, who, with her family, hid in the attic of a Netherland's warehouse for 25 months.  Unfortunately, this tale does not have a happy ending.





The next book, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr takes us to France and to the story of a young girl trying to survive WWII sightless.


Finally, we head to America, as a young woman tries to reconcile her German mother's actions during the war in Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum


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