Four-Four-Two

by Dean Hughes
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    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
    • Format: Paperback Book
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Yuki's as American as the blue jeans he wears. But when he's forced into a Japanese internment camp, he insists on proving his patriotism by enlisting in a special combat unit.

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Yuki Nakahara is an American. But it's the start of World War II, and America doesn't see it that way. Many Japanese Americans are forced into internment camps in remote areas, and Yuki and his family are sent to a camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn't willing to sit back and accept this injustice. It's his country too, and he's going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies.

When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren't prepared for the experiences they'll encounter as members of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home—if he returns home—he'll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew were possible.

From author Dean Hughes comes a thought-provoking and action-packed page-turner based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-18829-5