The Attack on Pearl Harborby Jane Sutcliffe, Bob Lentz
Tells the story of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and the United States' reaction to the event. Written in graphic-novel format.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. JosephsBooks written in graphic format are favorites of mine. They are perfect for students who are reluctant readers and never seem to finish a book on their own. They are also a wonderful way to introduce nonfiction books to young people. Young adults who want to read anything they can get their hands on will enjoy the graphics, exhilarating stories, and fast paced text. The full-color graphics make an enormous impact on the story. The author includes a box on most pages that includes narration that gives extra information to the reader to help with comprehension. Vocabulary has been well selected, and this book is an excellent resource that could be used for writing a summary, a book report, or a source for research. This book is part of a new series about disasters in history and this particular book deals with the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor. Young adults will learn that the white bandana the Japanese airmen wore was called hachimaki and meant "Sure Victory." They will also read about how "Dorie" Miller, a cook aboard the USS West Virginia, became the first African American to receive the Navy Cross for his courage. They will also learn that it was the United States who made the first shot in starting the war. There are four chapters in just twenty-seven pages and all major facts are well covered. At the end of the book the author includes two pages of additional information, a "Glossary," "Read More" section, "Internet Sites," "Bibliography," and an "Index." I highly recommend this book for children who want to start their own personal libraries, for classroom and school libraries, and for enticing the reluctant reader.
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