Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse - PDF and EPUB eBook

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In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine...

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Details of Aleutian Sparrow

Exact title of the book
Aleutian Sparrow
Book author
Karen Hesse
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
160 pages
Language
English
Published
June 1st 2005 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
File size (in PDF)
640 kB
Aleutian Sparrow

Some brief overview of book

In June 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 the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.