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Nim and the War Effort by Milly Lee
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Feb 21, 10

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Read from February 20 to 21, 2010

Wow, what a great book to teach so many lessons. I plan on using this with my students as we do our China/India unit. I teach ancient civilizations, but because of China’s and India’s economic and power growth we not only focus on the cultural background but also current events. It is a unique unit and this book can add a great deal to the understanding of respect and ancestor worship, but at the same time teach important lessons of bullying, compromising and graciousness. The illustrations are all in brown, gray and sepia tones, which helps to reinforce the time period, which is during WWII. This was a great recommendation, thank you.
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L11-Mary Utterback Wow, I loved your description of the themes in this book. I loved this book and I guess it was because of all the underlying themes as well. I had little knowledge prior to reading this book about asian Americans during WWII. I loved that Nim wanted to beat her classmate and earn the most for her school. She went above and beyond what was expected and ended up getting in trouble for it. I liked the way the community helped her and how she never gave up.


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