by Kathryn J Atwood

Review

Kathryn J. Atwood's Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue is a good place for older kids and teens to start their research into the European theater of the war, but it by no means gives a complete picture even of the women it features, let alone of all the nations affected by the war.

The book is broken up into sections by country, each of which begins with a brief overview of events which took place in that country followed by chapters focusing on some of the noteworthy women who fought in that country against the Nazi regime. Suggestions for further research on each woman end every chapter. There is a glossary of terms at the back of the book, though each term is also defined at least once within the text of the book itself.

***It is important to note that all acts of war, including rape, torture, and execution, are mentioned in many of the biographies, though Atwood does not linger on the details when they are mentioned. 

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