Phoenix Book Club - Historical Fiction: WWII

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For March this year we went back in time with historical fiction set during World War II. 

Historical Fiction: WWII

After missing February's meeting due to the seemingly unending snow, our book club got back together in March to tackle a more serious topic. Children's historical fiction novels cover historical time periods throughout history and places all over the world, so it can be a daunting genre to jump into without a specific destination in mind. 

To narrow down our options, we picked books that take place during World War II, but that definitely doesn't limit us to just one place or one specific topic. We picked from books set in Europe, Asia and the United States both during and after the war. Most of the books we read were about kids in these places dealing with the effects of war on their homes and families. While the theme was a heavy one, the kids enjoyed the books, finding most of them interesting enough to want to keep the ones they hadn't finished yet. 

For April we'll be celebrating National Poetry Month by reading poetry books and novels in verse. Take a look in the 800 section of our nonfiction or ask for help finding a novel in verse, then join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Children's Room!

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