This book helps children understand trauma.
19. The War That Saved My Life
This chapter book is written for middle-grade children and can help them understand trauma. It tells the story of Ada, a 10-year-old girl who, during World War II, is crippled by both a lame foot and a mother who is too ashamed of her to allow her to go outside.
Because of the war, Ada and her brother go to the countryside, where they are taken in by a kind woman named Susan. Ada feels encouraged to begin living life outdoors, including learning to ride horses and read. She overcomes great personal tragedy and trauma to learn to thrive in the midst of difficult circumstances.