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The Resource Aleutian sparrow, Karen Hesse

Aleutian sparrow, Karen Hesse

Label
Aleutian sparrow
Title
Aleutian sparrow
Statement of responsibility
Karen Hesse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An Aleutian Islander recounts her suffering during World War II in American internment camps designed to "protect" the population from the invading Japanese. Annotation. "Your work, Vera," Alfred's grandfather told me, "your work is to know the ways of our people." In June of 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast. With resilience, compassion, and humor the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is Vera's story, but it is woven from the same fabric as the stories of displaced peoples throughout history. It chronicles the struggle to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment. In a luminous novel of unrhymed verse, Newbery winner Karen Hesse brings to light this little-known episode from America's past
Summary
An Aleutian Islander recounts her suffering during World War II in American internment camps designed to "protect" the population from the invading Japanese
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122573
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H4364
LC item number
Al 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Aleutian sparrow, Karen Hesse
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2312519
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 p.
Isbn
9780689031892
Lccn
2003001338
Other control number
9780689861895
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51800812
Label
Aleutian sparrow, Karen Hesse
Link
Publication
Control code
2312519
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
156 p.
Isbn
9780689031892
Lccn
2003001338
Other control number
9780689861895
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51800812

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