War and conflict (secondary)

Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Persepolis I and II (Film tie-in)

Marjane Satrapi

Tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. This book...

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The Complete MAUS

The Complete MAUS

Art Spiegelman

Tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father's story. In this title, Vladek's harrowing story of survival is woven into the author's account...

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 Read reviewWhere the Streets Had a Name

Where the Streets Had a Name

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West...

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Prince of Afghanistan

Prince of Afghanistan

Louis Nowra

Black parachutes fall from the sky: young soldiers - and a dog - on a rescue mission in a remote part of Afghanistan. But the mission ends in chaos, and Mark and Prince embark on a perilous journey through enemy territory. They...

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The Deep Enders

The Deep Enders

Dave Reardon

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 Read reviewAlexander Altmann A10567

Alexander Altmann A10567

Suzy Zail

Fourteen-year-old Alexander Altmann doesn't need to look at the number tattooed on his arm. A10567; he knows it by heart. He also knows to survive Auschwitz, he must toughen up. Being soft will get him killed. Alexander will...

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After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak

After This: Survivors of the Holocaust Speak

Alice Nelson

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Jack's Island

Jack’s Island

Norman Jorgensen

Jack's family is temporarily based on Rottnest Island during WWII, while his father helps build an air field. Jack and his best friend Banjo have the run of the island and a remarkable knack for getting into trouble - but as Jack...

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Australia's Great War 1917

Australia’s Great War 1917

Kelly Gardiner

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 Read reviewOne Minute's Silence

One Minute’s Silence

David Metzenthen, Michael Camilleri

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers...

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The Diary of a Young Girl

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank, Mirjam Pressler, Susan Massotty

In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes in her diary the frustrations of living in such close quarters....

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The Boy with Two Lives

The Boy with Two Lives

Abbas Kazerooni

When 10-year-old Abbas arrives in England to start a new life, little does he know that his troubles have only just begun... His cousin packs him off to boarding school, and infrequent phone calls are Abbas's only contact with his...

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On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy's Amazing Story of Survival

On Two Feet and Wings: One Boy’s Amazing Story of Survival

Abbas Kazerooni

This amazing true story of a boy fleeing Tehran on his own during the Iran-Iraq War provides a powerful child's-eye view of political tumult, separation, survival, dreams and triumphs in a moving memoir that chronicles...

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Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen: One Girl’s Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair

Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb

An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life.

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The Gallipoli Story

The Gallipoli Story

Patrick Carlyon

The men were huddled in lifeboats. Some prayed that their legs would work. Some smiled to show they weren't scared. They peered into the darkness ahead and saw nothing. Then, the dark shape of a man standing on a hill. A shout...

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Kokoda: Teen Edition

Kokoda: Teen Edition

Peter FitzSimons

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 Read reviewDreaming the Enemy

Dreaming the Enemy

David Metzenthen

Johnny Shoebridge has just returned from fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. He no longer carries a weapon - only photos of the dead and a dread of the living. Pursued by a Viet Cong ghost-fighter called Khan, Johnny makes...

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Tamar

Tamar

Mal Peet

Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Tamar is Mal Peet's astonishing novel about love, lies and secrets in a time of war.

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Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. When a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a...

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The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow

Zana Fraillon

Subhi's imagination is as big as the ocean and wide as the sky, but his world is much smaller: he's spent his whole life in an immigration detention centre. The Bone Sparrow is a powerful, heartbreaking, sometimes funny...

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