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Hesse, Karen: Aleutian Sparrow.

Hesse, Karen ALEUTIAN SPARROW. ISBN 0689-86189-3. New York: Margret K. McElderry Books, 2003. 156 pp. $16.95. Who could have imagined that after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Japanese would stage further attacks on the United States at the Aleutian Islands, as well as strategic southerly islands in the Pacific Ocean? The Aleut people, poets and artists who lived in peaceful celebration of their land and sea, unfairly became targets of suspicion and were placed in internment camps by the U.S. government. In this powerfully emotional book, Hesse shares Vera's ironic story in unrhymed verse, which paints vivid pictures of the Aleuts as they struggle to hold on to their lives and their culture. Ages 10 up.--J. B.
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