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Peace is a chain reaction : how World War II Japanese balloon bombs brought people of two nations together  Cover Image Book Book

Peace is a chain reaction : how World War II Japanese balloon bombs brought people of two nations together / Tanya Lee Stone ; [foreword by Ben Takeshita ; illustrations by Yumeno Furukawa].

Stone, Tanya Lee, (author.). Takeshita, Ben, (writer of foreword.). Furukawa, Yumeno, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780763676865
  • ISBN: 0763676861
  • Physical Description: x, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The endpapers illustrate all the known balloon bomb sighting, landing, or recovery locations in the United States and Mexico." -- Title page verso.
"A Junior Library Guild selection" -- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-157) and index.
Summary, etc.:
From an award-winning author comes a vivid depiction of an act of war from opposing sides of the conflict in World War II and a rare reconciliation and wish for peace that evolved years later. In May, 1945 two teenagers contemplated carrying out a plot to blow up the Tule Lake Relocation Center, in California. At its peak there were nearly nineteen thousand people of Japanese descent being held there by the American government. Stone lays the global groundwork for the event, before zeroing in on the lives of the people involved. She provides an intimate look at how their changing perspectives affected their actions. Despite the devastating pain and destruction caused by war, peace can be a chain reaction. -- adapted from Chapter One and jacket.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10+
Subject: Takeshita, Yuzuru John > Juvenile literature.
Bombing, Aerial > Oregon > Juvenile literature.
Bombing, Aerial > United States > Juvenile literature.
Japanese Americans > Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Equipment and supplies > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, Japanese > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Personal narratives > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > America > Personal narratives > Juvenile literature.
Oregon > History > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Personal narratives.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.
History.
Juvenile works.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library MH 940.5428 STONE 2022 (Text) 523761 Military History Available -


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