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Aleutian Sparrow
Contributor(s): Hesse, Karen (Author), Zerbetz, Evon (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1416903275     ISBN-13: 9781416903277
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 2005

Annotation: The Newbery Medalist ("Out of the Dust") tells the searing story of a young Aleut girl who, with the residents of her village, is forced to leave her home and enter an internment camp after the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Native American
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 20th Century
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2003001338
Age Level: 10-14
Grade Level: 5-9
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 5.1" W x 7.4" (0.30 lbs) 160 pages
- Chronological Period - 1940's
- Ethnic Orientation - Native American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Maps, Price on Product
Review Citations: Ingram Children's Advance 07/01/2005 pg. 44
Publishers Weekly 05/30/2005 pg. 64
Kliatt 07/01/2005 pg. 21
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 73207
Reading Level: 5.7   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
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Publisher Description:
In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast.

With resilience, compassion, and humor, the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.

Contributor Bio(s): Hesse, Karen: - Newbery winner Karen Hesse re-creates Cook's momentous voyage through the eyes of this remarkable boy, creating a fictional journal filled with fierce hurricanes, warring natives, and disease, as Nick discovers new lands, incredible creatures, and lifelong friends.
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