GUTS & GLORY: WORLD WAR IIFall 2016 Audio Book
This is Ben Thompson third history book about war for young readers, and it's clear he has a knack for research as well as love for his subject matter. He uses a combination of anecdotes, descriptive passages, profiles and newsreel-like devices to tell this non-fiction thriller, in real-time, about World War II. He also uses fun, informal language to appeal to his young audience.
Detailed descriptions of various equipment used during the war - tanks, planes, ships - are sprinkled between chapters, and the character descriptions of lesser-known heroes are all interesting.
Entertaining, educational, and packed with fascinating details, this is a riveting historical account for tween readers, and narrated exceptionally well.