Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war: "Michel is like many other five-year-olds: he has a loving family and spends his days going to school and playing soccer. But in 1993, the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Michel and his family live, is a country in tumult. One afternoon Michel and his friends are kidnapped by rebel militants and forced to become child soldiers."
A fifteen-year-old soldier in World War II meets a sweet young girl in the Philippines who helps him remember what he is fighting for as he helps her and others of her village avoid starvation, and many years later she returns his kindness.
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, "In this gentle, poetic young graphic novel, Dounia, a grandmother, tells her granddaughter the story even her son has never heard: how, as a young Jewish girl in Paris, she was hidden away from the Nazis by a series of neighbors and friends who risked their lives to keep her alive when her parents had been taken to concentration camps."
Looks promising! @Jon_Scieszka ’s new series for middle-grade readers & illustrated by @mrbiggsdotcom - Frank Einstein – about a boy the author calls “a 10-year-old genius, a tinkerer” – launches this fall from Abrams/Amulet. Here’s a first look at the cover of book one, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor, illustrated by Brian Biggs. Jon Scieszka & Brian Biggs Collaborate On a New Middle Grade Series | Children's Book Council
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya -- a picture book biography of Wangari Muta Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement in Africa and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize