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Just about everyone is incommunicado in the small, sleepy Oregon coastal town of Sea Park during winter. Until Pearl Harbor, that is, when it springs to patriotic life. But is Ruby Opal Pearl (a.k.a. Jewels) Stokes the only person to see whats really happening here? Tommy Kiramoto, the one person in her life who has provided security, shelter, and a smidgeon of respect—and who owns the biggest resort on the coast—is now the cause of the towns rage. Tommys Japanese ancestry makes him the prime target of an angry mob, not to mention hes also rich, has a shady past, and everyone in town owes him money. As the town's patriotism blossoms into paranoia and turns violent, Jewels has to do something to protect Tommy from internment (or worse), even if that something is going up against the town and the government, not to mention the FBI. Thus begins a twelve-year-old girls war within a war.

Randall Platts Incommunicado is both timely and timeless. It's about the meaning of courage and the willingness to stand up for what's right, even when it goes against the prevailing attitudes of the time and place. It's also about the insidious way groups and communities can nurture ignorance and prejudice. But most of all, its an adventure story set in a town full of unforgettable characters, during a time of great intrigue and peril, no matter which enemy or on what front you fight.

About the Author

Randall Platt writes fiction for adults, young adults, those who don't own up to being either. Platt has been a full-time writer for more than twenty-five years. Her young adult fiction has twice been awarded the Willa Cather Literary Award, has been awarded the Will Rogers Medallion, has won the Keystone State Reading Award, and has received honorable mentions for the Washington State Book Award and the PEN Center USA Literary Award. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781629146461
Author:
Platt, Randall
Publisher:
Sky Pony Press
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

Related Subjects

Children's » Historical Fiction » Military and War
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 20th Century
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Pacific Northwest » Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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