Organized by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to undermine the Nazis during World War II. The 26 profiles highlight courageous women such as Noor Inayat Khan, a radio operator who parachuted into occupied France and transferred crucial messages; Johtje Vos, the Dutch housewife who hid Jews in her home and was repeatedly interrogated by the Gestapo; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance work-sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. The profiles are written using dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Each profile includes one or more informative sidebars and is followed by a list of relevant books, websites, and films. Ages 12 & up, 256 pages, hardcover. 40 black & white photos included.