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World War II on the Home Front: An Interactive History Adventure

World War II on the Home Front: An Interactive History Adventure

by Martin Gitlin
     
 

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It's December 1941. The United States has just entered World War II. How will you help your country fight for its freedom? Will you: Help keep the country's economy going as a young mother in the work force? Try to fit into society as a wounded African American veteran? Help end prejudice against Japanese citizens as a 12 year old California boy?

Overview

It's December 1941. The United States has just entered World War II. How will you help your country fight for its freedom? Will you: Help keep the country's economy going as a young mother in the work force? Try to fit into society as a wounded African American veteran? Help end prejudice against Japanese citizens as a 12 year old California boy?

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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
America in the 1940s is a place of change. Hitler's rise in Europe and Japan's bombing of Pearl Harbor has forced the inevitable: America's participation in World War II. Chapter one sets the stage for this interactive historical adventure about life on the home front, with each chapter taking you down one of three very different paths. Follow one storyline and you are a young mother married to an American soldier fighting overseas. Do you stay in New York and find a job, or do you move back to Virginia to live with your mother? Each answer leads to different consequences; some end well, while others are more tragic. Another story brings you the world of a twelve-year-old boy in San Diego who has to decide whether to befriend a Japanese-American classmate. The third vignette asks the reader to imagine being an African-American war veteran from the segregated South. The book is well-written; the text is engaging without being overwhelming. The stories portray the social challenges faced by women, Japanese descendants, and African-Americans in a balanced manner. Actual photos from the war, along with input from consultant Timothy Solie (Adjunct Professor of History, Minnesota State University, Mankato) ensure the historical accuracy of this text, one of fourteen in the "You Choose" series. The book includes a timeline, a list of Internet sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and a basic index. While engaging, the plethora of choices can be confusing at times. Backtracking through the decisions to reach the last point of departure can be time-consuming, as well as bothersome. Color coding the chapters might solve this slight issue in an otherwise highly accessible historical text. Reviewer: Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620650172
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
You Choose: History Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
10 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Marty Gitlin is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written more than 60 educational books on a wide variety of subjects. Gitlin has won more than 45 awards during his 30 years as a writer, including first place for general excellence from the Associated Press. That organization also selected him as one of the top four feature writers in the state of Ohio. Gitlin received national recognition in 2012 for The Great American Cereal Book, which was featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, and Wall Street Journal. Gitlin lives with his wife Mitzi, daughters, Emily and Melanie, and son Andrew.

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