Alice on the Island: A Pearl Harbor Survival Story

by Mayumi Shimose Poe illustrated by Matt Forsyth
Short Summary
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Alice’s dad is sent to a Japanese American internment camp—and now her whole family is struggling without him.

Good For:
Moving Historical Fiction, Bringing the Past to Life, Discussing Issues of Racism and Injustice, Nonfiction Support Material for Going Beyond the Story

Topics and Themes:
World War II, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Japanese American Internment, Family

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In 1941, 13-year-old Alice’s days are filled with swimming in the Hawaiian sea, going to school, and helping watch her younger siblings. But everything changes on December 7, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. As the United States enters World War II, Alice’s father, who is of Japanese descent, is sent to an internment camp. Alice and the rest of her family are forced to adjust to life without him in the middle of a war.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 3 - 5
    • Ages: 8 - 11
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-63612-3