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  • Jonathan
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    Here is a listing of our new favorite books. These books focus on issues regarding young middle school aged women. Please follow and participate in this forum to add your favorite books to the conversation.

    Jonathan
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    Mighty Girl books are great. Visit http://www.amightygirl.com for more information to view all of the books they offer.

    A Mighty Girl Pick of the Day: “Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics” by Kathryn Atwood. Released for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this fascinating book introduces readers to the little-known stories of 16 remarkable women and their heroism during World War I. At a time when society restricted women to very limited roles, these courageous women served as spies, medics, soldiers, resisters, and journalists. From the British nurse Edith Cavell to American journalist Madeleine Zabriskie Doty to Australian ambulance driver Olive King, the women featured dared to step beyond the safe boundaries of home — and the conventional roles of women in their society — in order to support the war effort and help the soldiers and civilians affected by a brutal war.

    In addition to the engaging profiles, Atwood, a master storyteller and historian, provides an introduction into the rampant nationalism and misplaced excitement that drove WWI. She also offers insight on how wartime, and the roles that women had to take on with the men away on the front, changed the way society looked at women and the way women thought of themselves. Written with teen readers in mind (though many adults will also enjoy this selection), this suspense-filled book makes extensive use of excerpts from contemporary letters, quotes, diary entries, and photographs. Highly recommended for teens and adults alike, ages 12 and up.
    To learn more about “Women Heroes of World War I”, visit http://www.amightygirl.com/women-heroes-of-world-war-i
    Atwood is also the author of the excellent “Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue,” for ages 12 and up at http://www.amightygirl.com/women-heroes-of-world-war-ii
    Both books are from the young adult Women of Action series, a series showcasing women and girls of courage and conviction throughout the ages — to view all of the titles, visit http://amgrl.co/1JhAV7Q
    For both real-life and fictional stories of Mighty Girls living during wartime, visit our “War & Conflict” section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/social-issues/war-conflict

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