Aleutian Sparrow

Aleutian Sparrow

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 In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine th...

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Title:Aleutian Sparrow
Author:Karen Hesse
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Aleutian Sparrow
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Aleutian Sparrow Reviews

  • bjneary
    May 27, 2010

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

  • J-Lynn
    May 01, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

  • Gin
    Feb 02, 2018

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

    This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows. ...

    Close to the trudging end. Not sure I'll persevere. Good idea, just not compelling enough writing. Update... very disappointing. Too light and not much there after so many pages. :( ...

    1. This book was sort of depressing all the way around. Beginning to end. Parts in between. Sad. Sad. Sad. 2. I love learning about things that I?ve never known before, so I wish this had more background information and more at the end. 3. I love the symbol of the sparrow as hope a...

    American Indians in Children's Literature (great site, would recommend btw) shared a review not too long ago about a different book about Aleutian "resettlement" that they absolutely slammed (and with good reason), and at the bottom of the post there were a number of books included as ...

    Novel in Verse, Historical Fiction, Eye-opening story of how Native Americans of the Aleutian Islands/Alaska were poorly treating by US government during WWII. A unique look at a little known piece of WWII history. A little hard to follow ? the free verse poems seem to vacillate bet...

  • Ashley Fricker
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

    This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows. ...

  • Susan Cimino
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

  • Shayla
    Jun 10, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

  • Jill
    Jun 18, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

  • Valerie Dominguez
    Jun 13, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

  • Jessica P.
    Jun 10, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

  • Steven Shane
    Jun 10, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

  • Candy
    Jun 13, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

  • Aaron
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

  • Andrea
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

  • Shawndine Begay
    Jun 09, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

  • Patrick Rossi
    Jun 10, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

  • Kelly
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

  • Warren
    Jun 13, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

  • Ayaka Sugiura
    Jun 12, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

  • Jentry Hammond
    Jun 13, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

  • Danielle
    Jun 15, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

  • Johanna Weber
    Jun 13, 2008

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

  • Book Concierge
    Feb 22, 2012

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

  • Heather
    Mar 01, 2012

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

  • Q_Barb
    Mar 13, 2011

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

  • Jim Agustin
    Aug 21, 2011

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

    This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows. ...

    Close to the trudging end. Not sure I'll persevere. Good idea, just not compelling enough writing. Update... very disappointing. Too light and not much there after so many pages. :( ...

  • katyjanereads
    Oct 30, 2017

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

    This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows. ...

    Close to the trudging end. Not sure I'll persevere. Good idea, just not compelling enough writing. Update... very disappointing. Too light and not much there after so many pages. :( ...

    1. This book was sort of depressing all the way around. Beginning to end. Parts in between. Sad. Sad. Sad. 2. I love learning about things that I?ve never known before, so I wish this had more background information and more at the end. 3. I love the symbol of the sparrow as hope a...

  • Rachel
    Jun 01, 2014

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

  • Elizabeth
    Jan 12, 2018

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

    This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows. ...

    Close to the trudging end. Not sure I'll persevere. Good idea, just not compelling enough writing. Update... very disappointing. Too light and not much there after so many pages. :( ...

    1. This book was sort of depressing all the way around. Beginning to end. Parts in between. Sad. Sad. Sad. 2. I love learning about things that I?ve never known before, so I wish this had more background information and more at the end. 3. I love the symbol of the sparrow as hope a...

    American Indians in Children's Literature (great site, would recommend btw) shared a review not too long ago about a different book about Aleutian "resettlement" that they absolutely slammed (and with good reason), and at the bottom of the post there were a number of books included as ...

  • Jenny
    Mar 04, 2016

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...

    It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well. This book is li...

    This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tri...

    This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides gre...

    This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments. ...

    I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth. ...

    A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished. ...

  • Kyle Weiscopf
    Feb 05, 2016

    This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA?s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South ...

    Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion...

    Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descript...

    My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author?s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author r...

    I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific len...

    This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in f...

    I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding...

    This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people wen...

    A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Isla...

    The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interestin...

    Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old gi...

    This book was highly recommended by my Goodreads friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbo...

    This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the re...

    This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incom...

    This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning ab...

    This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go thro...

    This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with so...

    This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discuss...

    I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as again a refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war that was happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book ...