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In 1941, thirteen-year-old Alice's days are filled with swimming in the Hawaiian sea, going to school, and helping watch her younger siblings. But on December 7, everything changes when she experiences an act of war--the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As the United States enters World War II, Alice's father is sent to a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2019 by Stone Arch Books
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Amanda Amor
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Part of the Girls Survive series.

This book follows the story of Alice, a thirteen year old Japanese American girl, living in Hawaii during Pearl Harbor. This book is filled with historical facts, definitions, as well as life lessons. Would recommend this to everyone and anyone, particularly young girls. The story of resilience is one that needs to be told over and over again.
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Mayumi Shimose Poe is a freelance editor and writer. Recent work has appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Drunken Boat/Anomaly, Frontier Psychiatrist, Hawaii Women’s Journal, Hunger Mountain, Hybolics, and Japan Subculture Research Center. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Hunger Mountain and won an Editor’s Choice Award from Bamboo Ridge. She is a proud graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and ...more

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