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  • Published: New York : Delacorte Press, c1994.
  • Year Published: 1994
  • Description: 246 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 640

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0440411394 (pbk.) :
  • 038532099X :


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Under the blood-red sun

by Salisbury, Graham.

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Call number: Y Fiction / Salisbury, Graham

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

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Youth level.

Tomikazu Nakaji's biggest concerns are baseball, homework, and a local bully, until life with his Japanese family in Hawaii changes drastically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.

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powerful insights

Tomikazu lives in Hawaii with his little sister, parents, and proudly-Japanese grandfather. He and his school friends are passionate about baseball, and have to tiptoe around the local bully (whose family employs Tomi's mom). Typical kid stuff, right? Then about a third of the way into the book, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and life begins to change for Tomi's family - in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. One powerful aspect of this book is that nothing is presented as black-and-white. Tomi's friends care for and trust him, but are not afraid to say that they understand why others are scared and prejudiced against all Japanese.

Blood-Red Sun

This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. It's an incredible story of what happened to the Japanese in America after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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