Go for Broke: Japanese Americans in World War II

Go for Broke: Japanese Americans in World War II

by Tom McGowen
     
 
Despite the injustices inflicted upon Japanese Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, many desperately wanted to serve their country. Though most were turned away, the U.S. Armed Forces agreed to form two all-Japanese-American regiments that quickly took their place among the Army's elite. This book looks at their remarkable achievements, including a

Overview

Despite the injustices inflicted upon Japanese Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, many desperately wanted to serve their country. Though most were turned away, the U.S. Armed Forces agreed to form two all-Japanese-American regiments that quickly took their place among the Army's elite. This book looks at their remarkable achievements, including a decisive victory over German forces that helped set up the Allied victory in Europe.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Similar in style and reading level to the ``World at War'' series (Childrens), these three volumes cover different aspects of World War II. All of them are competently written and clearly presented; however, no documentation of sources is provided. Pertinent black-and-white photographs accompany almost every page of text, making for an attractive, accessible format. Vive La France covers the perilous history of those French citizens who sought to undermine the Nazi occupation of their country via guerrilla warfare. Little else has been published for this grade level exclusively on this topic. Go for Broke and Our Burden of Shame discuss subjects amply covered in other sources. Both Sheila Hamanaka's The Journey (Orchard, 1990) and Jerry Stanley's I Am An American (Crown, 1994) are more compelling and notable than Sinnott's title.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531201954
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
First Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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