Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue
A 2012 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List selection
2012 Selection for the Amelia Bloomer Project
Noor 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - taravanh - LibraryThing
Women Heroes of World War II was a very informative and interesting book. I've read a lot of books about the holocaust victims of world war II but this is the first book I've read about the women ... Read full review
I love it! For all ages!User Review - Sammy - Christianbook.com
This book is for people of all ages. It features 26 courageous women who fought Hitler during WWII. A few of those include Corrie ten Boom, Irena Sendler, Irene Gut, and Diet Eman (A Dutch Christian ... Read full review
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Kathryn J. Atwood
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