Atwood, Kathryn J. Women Heroes of World War II: 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue. 2011. 272 p. Chicago Review Press, $19.95. 1556529619. Gr. 6-up.
In these pages, young readers will meet 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. [AW]