Warriors in the Crossfireby Nancy Bo Flood
This gripping historical novel is set on the tiny island of Saipan, which the Japanese had long governed, near the end of World War II. Thirteen-year-old Joseph, the son of a local village chief, and his half-Japanese best friend, Kento, have their loyalties tested when U.S. troops arrive and one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific war is fought. Caught in the
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If you're studying WWII, this book is a must read. Not only does author Nancy Bo Flood bring young readers to an unknown setting, the island of Saipan, she challenges each reader to think about what it truly means to be a warrior.
The author has done an excellent job of telling the story of the island people caught in the middle between the Japanese who had vowed to fight to the death and the advancing Allied forces. Well Done!