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Author: Graham Salisbury Narrator: Greg Watanabe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780553395600
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Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.

World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their eighth-grade team, the Rats.

But then Pearl Harbor is attacked by the Japanese, and the United States declares war on Japan. Japanese men are rounded up, and Tomi’s father and grandfather are arrested. It’s a terrifying time to be Japanese in America. But one thing doesn’t change: the loyalty of Tomi’s buddies, the Rats. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author subtly reveals the natural suspicions of the Americans and the equally natural bewilderment of the Japanese immigrants when they suddenly become the personification of the enemy. It is a tribute to the writer’s craft that, though there are no easy answers in the story, there is empathy for both cultures…[An] impressive view of the Japanese American experience during the war.”

    Booklist

  • Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A Booklist Children’s Editor’s Choice
  • “Character development of major figures is good, the setting is warmly realized, and the pace of the story moves gently though inexorably forward.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

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About the Author

Graham Salisbury comes from a hundred-year line of newspapermen, all associated with Hawaii’s morning paper, the Honolulu Advertiser (now the Honolulu Star Advertiser). Although a career as a newsman could have been possible, Salisbury chose to imagine rather than report. His books, including Blue Skin of the Sea, Under the Blood-Red Sun, House of the Red Fish, Eyes of the Emperor, Shark Bait, Jungle Dogs, Lord of the Deep, Island Boyz, Night of the Howling Dogs, and the popular Calvin Coconut series have been celebrated widely with praise and distinguished awards. Graham grew up on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. Later, he graduated from California State University, Northridge, and received an MFA degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts. He once surfed with a shark, got stung by a Portuguese man-of-war (several times!), and swam for his life from a moray eel. Believe it or not, he didn’t wear shoes until the sixth grade and didn’t see snow until he was nineteen. He now lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.

About the Narrator

Greg Watanabe is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.