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Women Heroes of World War II : 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
by Kathryn J. Atwood


Overview - An Amelia Bloomer List Recommended TitleA VOYA Nonfiction Honor List SelectionNoor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An Amelia Bloomer List Recommended TitleA VOYA Nonfiction Honor List SelectionNoor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. Twenty-six engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.An overview of World War II and summaries of each country s entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman s unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. "Women Heroes of World War II" is an invaluable addition to any student s or history buff s bookshelf."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781613745236
  • ISBN-10: 1613745230
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 266
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-17


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Military & Wars
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