Annie Laura Smith has publications in the areas of fiction and nonfiction for children, curriculum materials for children and adults, general interest, inspirational and technical articles, book reviews, test materials, and poetry.  


      She was an instructor for the Institute of Children's Literature. In addition to her published World War II historical novels, historical romance novel, contemporary YA novel, and young reader biographies, she co-authored a First Grade Math Textbook for Ethiopia under a USAID grant, and adapted the classic, The Pioneers, by James Fenimore Cooper to Reading Level 4 for the EDCON Publishing Group.



     She is available for classroom visits, presentations, conferences and writing courses.





A twelve-year olf British girl, who is fluent in German, helps translate intercepted messages from an "unbreakable" enemy code!

A sixteen-year-old boy helps prevent the Nazis from burning Paris, while avoiding capture from the Gestapo!

Sixteen-year-old Stefano Cavadoni and his older brother Leonardo, fight to retake their city from the Nazi invaders!