Voices of Pearl Harbor by Sherry Garland

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December 7, 1941-the day a sleeping giant awoke. Japan's surprise attack devastated the American Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and forced the Americans into WWII. These moving accounts of the lives affected by the assault capture the scope of the day's emotions and repercussions. Viewpoints of both historical and imagined characters include the mother of a Japanese pilot, officials from both countries, and the grandchild of a WWII veteran.
Powerful illustrations accompany every tale.

 

About Sherry Garland

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Sherry Garland has written thirty books and won more than forty awards, including an ALA Notable and a Reading Rainbow book selection. She enjoys writing about history and created her Voices Series to bring a personal note to pivotal moments in America's past. The series includes Voices of the Dust Bowl, Voices of Gettysburg, and Voices of the Alamo. Her other titles include Best Horse on the Force, The Buffalo Soldier, and Children of the Dragon: Selected Tales from Vietnam, available from Pelican. Garland is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in central Texas. Layne Johnson considers illustrating children's books an adventure and has completed more than twenty titles, including Pelican's The Declaration of Independence from A to Z. Johnson visited many of the sites in Oahu to make this story come to life. His vibrant paintings give depth to the story and invite the reader to enter into the writer's world. Johnson has earned several honors, including the Western Heritage Award and the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, and is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. A native Texan, Johnson makes his home in Houston.
 
Published February 27, 2013 by Pelican Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: History, War, Children's Books.

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Gr 4–8—Brief narratives from a variety of people present a chronological account of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and its importance for World War II. The "voices" are those of a native islander in 1940 watching the Pacific Fleet arrive, a Japanese mother whose son is training f...

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