Books About Point of View, Conflict, and War

Point of View

Two Bad Ants ~ Chris van Allsburg
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs ~ Jon Scieszka
The Hating Book ~ Charlotte Zolotow
Here Comes the Cat ~ Frank Asch
The Three Astronauts ~ Umberto Eco
The Chinese Mirror ~ Ginsburg



The Wall ~ Eve Bunting ~ About the Vietnam memorial
Faithful Elephants : A True Story of Animals, People, and War ~ Yukio Tsuchiy
Baseball Saved Us ~ Ken Mochizuki
Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust ~ Eve Bunting
The Bracelet ~ Yoshiko Uchida

Letters to Miss Loria ~ Patricia Reilly Giff ~ This book chronicles letters written to a student teacher after she has left her placement classroom. The timing for the book is the original gulf war. The children's letters are beautiful and the war is mentioned often. What a great way to allow children to talk about a very scary subject within the context of story.

Ain't There a War Going On? ~ Avi ~ A book about World War II, told through the voice of a 16 year old looking back on his experiences when he was 9 or 10.

When My Name was Keoko ~ Linda Parks ~ Here the main characters, a brother and sister, experience the occupation of Korea by the Japanese during World War II.

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