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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kirby Larson Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis Publisher: Scholastic Inc Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dear America Series Release Date:
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With this sweeping tale of life on the World War II homefront, Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is attacked, America is finally unable to ignore the wars raging in Europe and Asia any longer. And one girl’s entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where her brother, a navy sailor, is stationed, Piper Davis begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history’s most tragic and unforgettable eras. Piper’s father is the pastor for a Japanese Baptist church, and when its members are taken away to Minidoka, Idaho, to be interned, Pastor Davis moves his family from Seattle to Idaho to be with his congregation. Piper is jealous of her older sister, who gets to remain at home and go off to work. Her brother, who survived the Pearl Harbor strike, is stationed in the Pacific, while her brother-in-law is shipped off to Europe to fight. Piper, meanwhile, hates her new life, but soon, through her budding friendship with Betty, a Japanese-American girl who is interned in the camp, Piper learns how it important it is to bear witness to the events that were bound to change America. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Larson deftly folds historical detail into Piper’s lively diary entries, which describe her friendships, first romance, and school dramas…Will stir readers.”

    Booklist

  • “Teachers and students wanting to bring history alive will enjoy this well-researched novel.”

    VOYA

  • “Piper’s convincing narration allows readers to appreciate the dilemma that occurs when individual rights seem to clash with national security.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Piper’s voice is believably that of a young girl in the war years, and…it has plenty of emotional resonance. The appalling removal of immigrant and American-born Japanese from their homes and the discomfort, sorrow, grit, and struggle in Camp Minidoka in Idaho are detailed through Piper’s visits with her father.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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