An American farm boy and a German city boy grow up to fulfill their dreams of becoming pilots. When World War II breaks out, they have a remarkable meeting in the skies over Germany. On December 20, 1943, a German pilot escorted an American bomber to safety; this remarkable, secret meeting in the sky inspired a lifelong quest to reunite as the two former enemies became friends.
Inspired by the life of World War II spy Virginia Hall, this biographical tale highlights her many facets and adventurous spirit.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier.
They went by many names, but the world came to know them best as the Harlem Hellfighters. Two thousand strong, these black Americans from New York picked up brass instruments—under the leadership of famed bandleader and lieutenant James Reese Europe—to take the musical sound of Harlem into the heart of war. From the creators of the 2012 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award Honor Book, And the Soldiers Sang, this remarkable narrative nonfiction rendering of WWI -- and American -- history uses free-verse poetry and captivating art to tell century-old story of hellish combat, racist times, rare courage, and inspired music.
A fundamental exploration of armored vehicles, including their speed and carrying capacity, history of development, armor and other features, and famous models from around the world.