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Description - Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416903277
ISBN-10: 1416903275
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 141mm x 12mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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