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Virtual Book Display: Code Name Verity
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More about Code Name Verity & Elizabeth Wein
Virtual Book Display by S. Ellen Samples for TWU LS5623
Code Name Verity
by Elizabeth Wein
Set in Nazi-occupied France in 1943, Code Name Verity tells the story of two young British women, a spy and a pilot. This story of heroism, bravery, and true friendship reflects the tragedies and triumphs of World War II and gives readers a realistic glimpse into the past.
"It's like being in love, discovering your best friend" (p. 68)
If you liked Code Name Verity, we recommend . . .
Shortly after the annexation of Lithuania and other Baltic States by the Soviet Union in 1940, fifteen-year-old Lina is taken, along with her family and thousands of other Lithuanians, to work camps in Siberia and eventually the Arctic.
Baed on a true story, this novel tells of a French teenager whose dream of becoming an opera singer leads to her role as a spy for the French Resistance in World War II.
To read an excerpt: http://www.kimberlybrubakerbradley.com
A young Jewish girl in rural Arkansas, Patty develops an unlikely friendship with a German prisoner of war and risks danger by helping him.
As a young African American woman living in the segregated South, Ida Mae must hide her true identity in order to fly planes and help with the war effort.
Hanneke Ippisch was a teenager when she began to help the Dutch Resistance against the Nazis. Years later she recounts her story of espionage and imprisonment in this true story.
An American journalist, Varian Fry spent a year in France before the U.S. entered the war working to rescue Jewish refugees.
In January 1943, 230 women were sent to Auschwitz as punishment for their part in the French Resistance to Nazi occupation. Only 49 would survive to return to France at the end of the war.
Based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks, this film depicts a Scotswoman who becomes a spy in occupied France.
Author website: http://www.elizabethwein.com/
Verity's thoughts on women's roles in the war:
For more of the interview: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/shadowingsite/watch.php?authorid=8&questionid=10
Pilots, Spies, and War on the Web:
The Real Air Transport Auxiliary
Video interview with WWII SOE spy Eileen Nearne:
The Real Special Operations Executive
Women Heroes of World War II
From the author of Code Name Verity, the story of a young WWII ATA pilot captured and sent to a German prison camp.
Available September 10, 2013
Books & Films
Armstrong, G. (2002). Charlotte Gray. Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Bradley, K. B. (2003). For freedom: The story of a French spy. New York, N.Y: Delacorte Press/Random House Children's Books. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Greene, B. (1973). Summer of my German soldier. New York: Dial Press. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Ippisch, H. (1900). Sky: A true story of courage during World War II. New York: Troll. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
McClafferty, C. K. (2008). In defiance of Hitler: The secret mission of Varian Fry. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Moorehead, C. (2011). A train in winter: An extraordinary story of women, friendship, and resistance in occupied France. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Sepetys, R. (2011). Between shades of gray. New York: Philomel Books. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Smith, S. L. (2008). Flygirl. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Wein, E. (2012). Code name Verity. New York: Hyperion. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Wein, E. (2013). Rose under fire. New York: Hyperion. Cover art retrieved from www.librarything.com
Websites & Online Videos
Air Transport Auxiliary. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.atamuseum.org
Brubaker, K. B. (2013). For Freedom. Retrieved from http://www.kimberlybrubakerbradley.com/for_freedom__the_story_of_a_french_spy___click_here_to_read_an_excerpt__40173.htm
Cellania, M. (2011). 11 Women Warriors of World War II. Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/29219/11-women-warriors-world-war-ii
Greene, B. (2013). Summer of my German Soldier. Retrieved from http://www.bettegreene.com/bette-book/summer-of-my-german-soldier-english/
Joint, Laura. (2010). Spy Eileen Nearne tells her story in BBC TV interview. Retrieved from http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/devon/hi/people_and_places/newsid_9140000/9140526.stm
Philomel Books. (2013). Between Shades of Gray. Retrieved from www.betweenshadesofgray.com
Smith, S. L. (2013). Flygirl. Retrieved from http://www.sherrilsmith.com/books_main.htm
The Air Transport Auxiliary - Spitfire Women Preview - BBC Four. (2010). Retrieved from
Wein, E. (2013). Elizabeth Wein. Retrieved from www.elizabethwein.com
Wein, E. (2012). Verity Speaks. Retrieved from http://dailyfig.figment.com/2012/05/22/verity-speaks/
Wein, El. (2012). Were the characters based on real-life people? Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/63028899 Used under a creative commons license.
Footage Firm, Inc. (n.d.) Prop Plane, L-R Sound Effect. Retrieved from www.videoblocks.com License agreement available at http://www.freestockmusic.com/license-agreement/