Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories

Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories

Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories

Remember World War II: Kids Who Survived Tell Their Stories allows readers to understand the war not as seen through the eyes of soldiers but through the eyes of children who survived the bombings, the blackouts, the hunger, the fear, and the loss of loved ones caused by the war. The author shares her own recollections of being able to see the faces of Japanese pilots as they headed for the naval base at Pearl Harbor to drop their deadly bombs on unsuspecting American ships and soldiers, then shares her feelings at having to leave her father behind as the rest of the family is evacuated to the U.S. mainland.

From School Library Journal
Grade 5-8–While it may be missed by most readers, the foreword written by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is a fine introduction to this title. The three chapters discuss the war in Europe and in the Pacific, and on the U.S. home front. The majority of the text is composed of short autobiographical articles written by adults who experienced World War II as children or as teenagers. The author has included herself...

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