16 Of Your Favorite Stories About Women In WW2

This Riot Recommendation listing your favorite stories about women in WW2 is sponsored by The Huntress by Kate Quinn.

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From nonfiction gems like Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures to historical fiction like Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy, women’s stories throughout history are finally taking center stage and we can’t get enough. That’s why we asked you to share with us your favorite stories about women in WW2. We started with Transcription by Kate Atkinson and you continued with a great list of nonfiction and historical fiction:

Code Girls by Liza Mundy

The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich

Blackout by Connie Willis

All Clear by Connie Willis

Silver Wings, Santiago Sky by Janet Dailey

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein

Jambusters by Julie Summers

Dear Mrs Bird by A. J. Pearce

Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis

A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II by Elizabeth E. Wein

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

The Light Over London by Julia Kelly

Josephine Baker’s Last Dance by Sherry Jones

The Parisians by Marius Gabriel

The Beantown Girls by Jane Healey

The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff

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