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"Your work, Vera," Alfred's grandfather told me,
"your work is to know the ways of our people."

In June of 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 Vera's story, but it is woven from the same fabric as the stories of displaced peoples throughout history. It chronicles the struggle to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.

In a luminous novel of unrhymed verse, Newbery winner Karen Hesse brings to light this little-known episode from America's past.

Synopsis:

The Newbery Medalist tells the searing story of a young Aleut girl who, with the residents of her village, is forced to leave her home and enter an internment camp after the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Synopsis:

"Your work, Vera," Alfred's grandfather told me,

"your work is to know the ways of our people."

In June of 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 Vera's story, but it is woven from the same fabric as the stories of displaced peoples throughout history. It chronicles the struggle to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.

In a luminous novel of unrhymed verse, Newbery winner Karen Hesse brings to light this little-known episode from America's past.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689861895
Author:
Zerbetz, Evon
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry
Author:
Zerbetz, Evon
Location:
New York
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Aleuts
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Sociology
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
Racially mixed people
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
G-9
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.98x5.40x.66 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 160 pages Margaret K. McElderry Books - English 9780689861895 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Newbery Medalist tells the searing story of a young Aleut girl who, with the residents of her village, is forced to leave her home and enter an internment camp after the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands during World War II.
"Synopsis" by ,
"Your work, Vera," Alfred's grandfather told me,

"your work is to know the ways of our people."

In June of 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 Vera's story, but it is woven from the same fabric as the stories of displaced peoples throughout history. It chronicles the struggle to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.

In a luminous novel of unrhymed verse, Newbery winner Karen Hesse brings to light this little-known episode from America's past.

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