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Heroes of World War II

25 True Stories of the Unsung Soldiers, Pilots, Journalists, and Homefront Fighters Who Helped Win the War

64 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

They've been called the Greatest Generation, and now their stories will live forever, passed on to the next generation through this new dynamic and engaging biography.

From soldiers to pilots, nurses to factory workers, moms and dads to brothers and sisters, the stories in Heroes of World War II are timeless examples of courage, sacrifice, and selflessness in the face of an unprecedented world conflict. Kids will meet Martha Gellhorn, one of the first female war journalists on the front line; Rosalind P. Walter, the real-life inspiration for "Rosie the Riveter"; Guy Stern, one of the original "Ritchie Boys" who worked to gather intelligence on the front lines; Corporal Ira Hayes, Akimel O'odham Native American who was one of the six Marines to raise the flag on Iwo Jima; plus Navajo code talkers, Tuskegee airmen, and many, many more.

The Heroes Remembered series brings the most exciting time periods in history to life through the stories of the heroes we often don’t remember: the women, the people of color, the poor, the uneducated. These names are brought to the attention of kids everywhere – along with a few people we all remember.