Heroes by Ken Mochizuki

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A Japanese American boy learns about heroism from his father and uncle who served in the U.S. Army.

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Ken Mochizuki was born in Seattle, Washington in 1954. He grew up in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of south Seattle. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 with a BA in Communications. Mochizuki was a journalist and actor for many years before writing his picture books and novel, Beacon Hill Boys. DOM LEE was born in Seoul, South Korea and received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. With his unique style of art combining techniques of painting and scratching details in encaustic wax, Lee has illustrated many award-winning picture books. He lives with his wife and children in Demarest, New Jersey.
Published March 1, 1995 by Lee & Low Books. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Set in the 1960s, this is the story of Donnie Okada, a young Japanese-American boy, who always has to play the enemy in war games with his friends because he ``looks like them.'' His friends show off WW II medals from their fathers, but don't believe Donnie when he says his father and uncle serve...

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The creators of the estimable Baseball Saved Us move from a WWII setting to the Vietnam-era '60s with this affecting tale of a Japanese American boy.

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