Diane Dettmann’s “Courageous Footsteps: A WWII Novel.” Fifteen-year-old Yasu Sakamoto loves living in California, but Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 turns her young life into a devastating nightmare. Anti-Japanese threats appear everywhere-even in her school. Her hopes and dreams unravel quickly when President Roosevelt orders the internment of all people of Japanese descent living along the West Coast. Surrounded by barbwire fences and the constant watch of armed guards, Yasu and her older brother, Haro, struggle to accept the overcrowded living conditions and hardships of camp life. The strict regulations and humiliation force them to make courageous choices that will change their lives forever. Medalist Winner-New Apple E-Book Awards, Winner-Pacific Rim Book Festival-Young Adult Category
John E. Nevola’s “The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II” is a story of discovery as a modern day journalist explores the military experience of his estranged father in World War II. Aware of the existence of a long lost family secret, our protagonist enlists the aid of four aging World War II veterans who knew his father but has sworn an oath never to reveal the secret.
Earl Littman’s “The Wizard of COMMON CENTS.” This book is not fiction – it’s FRICTIONal because I want you to think! Earl Littman is an ordinary American and also a Preacher of Patriotism. The true patriots demonstrate their love for American by their daily doings. Let Earl share with you the history of his life beginning with his service in World War II. He followed the path that was not chosen but ordained for him. Follow Earl through his adventures that will lead you to invest your own common “two cents” for the common good to help bless America.
F. Donald Sokol’s “The Ninety Year Saga.” From a broken home in a tiny town in 1924, to loving support from an extended family and his own will to push through and win whatever challenge faced him, Frank Donald Sokol set off on a long and serendipitous life’s journey. From thirty-five thousand feet over Germany, to knee high grass on the Oxbow Ranch, to the Bench of the Superior Court, we follow a man who took life’s challenges and made them into an adventure few of us have seen.
Michael Springer’s “Red Rover.” It’s the summer of l945 in New Bonn, Minnesota. Thirteen-year-olds Frank Warner, Jack Steiner, and Skeeter Stark are hanging out along the river across from an abandoned German prisoner of war camp on Muskrat Island. Skeeter receives a posthumous letter from his war-hero brother, Buck, which directs him to a treasure map. Risking their lives, they solve the secret of the map, and discover that the word ‘treasure’ has more meanings than they imagined.