Book List

There are many stories, fact and fiction, about the lives and the service of the people who served in World Wars I and II.  Maya Angelou said “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” This Fall, learn about them as we recognize service, part of North Andover’s R.A.I.S.E. initiative.

Reflection questions

  • What was it like to serve in these roles? What was the commonality of their experiences? 

  • What hardships did they face and how did they overcome them?

  • What can we do today to serve those who serve now?



Recommended Reading Fall 2019


Overdrive Digital Library


If you read just one:   Truce: the Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting Jim Murphy 


Picture books

RAGS: Hero Dog of WWI   Raven

Chester Nez & the Unbreakable Code   Bruchac 

Upper elementary / middle school

Christmas in the Trenches   McCutcheon (fiction)

Harlem Hellfighters   Lewis (illustrated verse)


High school and up

Women Heroes of World War I   Attwood

Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler,  100 Years Since the Great War  Rubin


Additional titles can be found in Stevens Memorial Library online catalog

Lower Elementary

Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's 

Most Famous Bear   Mattick

Soldier for Equality   Tonatiuh

Tucky Jo and Little Heart   Polacco


Upper Elementary & up

Edith Cavell, Nurse Hero   Arthur & Taylor

Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and 

Blood   Hale


Middle School & up

All Quiet on the Western Front   Vansant  

(graphic novel)

And the Soldiers Sang   Lewis

Women in the Military  Goldsmith


High School / Adult

African American Doctors of World War I  Fisher

All Quiet on the Western Front   Remarque 

Beantown Girls   Healey

Black Cats of Amherst   Hamilton

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II   Mundy

Company K  March

Dogs of War  Keenan (graphic novel)

Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day’s Black Heroes, at home and at war  Hervieux

Ghost Riders: When US and German Soldiers Fought Together to Save the World's Most Beautfiul Horses in the Last Days of the World War II  Felton

Given Day   Lehane

The Hello Girls: America’s first women soldiers   Cobbs

A Newburyport Marine in World War I: The Life and Legacy of Eben Bradbury   Dorau 

September 1918 : War, Plague, and the World Series   Desjardin

Woman Who Saved the Children: Elantyne Jebb   Mulley

The Woman Who Smashed Codes   Fagone

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