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

Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

byKathryn J. Atwood

Hardcover | March 1, 2011

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A 2012 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List selection

 

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.

Kathryn J. Atwood is an educator and writer. She has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts, PopMatters.com, Midwest Book Review, and Women’s Independent Press.
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Title:Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and RescueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2011Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1556529619

ISBN - 13:9781556529610

Appropriate for ages: 12

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing Window into Heroic Stories of WWII After reading The Nightingale my friends and I were intrigued about the roles women played in WWII, not really even realizing there were heroic stories to be shared!! We didn't realize this was for YA, and is very watered down/ concise. It's a good starting point to follow up on some women they discuss here, but the stories are too short and the introduction? Hitler = really really bad. Ok. Got it. K thx. I've technically not read the WHOLE book, but there are good short stories to read while killing time...
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women Heroes With WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II Atwood returns to look at the lives of women during war time. This well written novel highlights not only the risks taken, but what each of the individuals gave and gained through their actions. I appreciate the way that Atwood makes history palpable to the masses without taking literary liberties or dumming down her subject matter. I definitely enjoyed reading about these fantastic women and their contributions throughout the war. The sense of everyday individuals working towards something so much bigger than themselves served to remind me just how big the world really is.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women Heroes With WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR II Atwood returns to look at the lives of women during war time. This well written novel highlights not only the risks taken, but what each of the individuals gave and gained through their actions. I appreciate the way that Atwood makes history palpable to the masses without taking literary liberties or dumming down her subject matter. I definitely enjoyed reading about these fantastic women and their contributions throughout the war. The sense of everyday individuals working towards something so much bigger than themselves served to remind me just how big the world really is.
Date published: 2015-10-11

Editorial Reviews

“Kathryn Atwood’s finely detailed and fast-paced writing, interwoven with the essential facts of the conflict in the Pacific, makes for fascinating reading and provides a much needed perspective on World War II. Before the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the long years of Japanese occupation, women bravely stood with the victims of war and thwarted the enemy. Finally, their stories are told.” —Mary Cronk Farrell, author of Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific