Aleutian Sparrow (Paperback)

Aleutian Sparrow By Karen Hesse, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Karen Hesse, Evon Zerbetz (Illustrator)
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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.

About the Author

Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781416903277
ISBN-10: 1416903275
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 160
Language: English