A Boy at War

Harry Mazer

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On December 7, 1941, Adam and his friends Davi and Martin are out fishing on a boat in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. But suddenly Japanese fighter planes begin to drop bombs in the area. The boys frantically row to shore only to see that the American warship U.S.S. Arizona --- the ship on which Adam's military dad is stationed --- has been obliterated in the bombing. This very personalized look at Pearl Harbor gives new perspective to this time in history.. . . .
from http://www.kidsreads.com/reviews/0689841612.asp


"He stood, straddling his bike, and saluted. He did it impulsively. It was corny, true, but he was really happy to see his father's ship. A lot of corny things were true."

A Boy at War -- Nancy Keane's BookTalks -- Quick and Simple
World War II Valor of the Pacific: USS Arizona National Memorial with links to photos/multimedia, resources for kids (Junior Ranger activity book) and teachers (tool kit and lesson plan), a "Witness to History" videoconference program, survivor stories and more
eMint eThemes Literature: A Boy at War by Harry Mazer links to to reviews, activity ideas, literature circle guide, and eTheme resources on Pearl Harbor, World War II, and historical fiction writing
Thinkfinity Pearl Harbor search results with links
Voices of World War II: Pearl Harbor links to a collection of audio and video primary sources

Answers.com biography, synopsis of books written, and a variety of lists such as career and awards

Cynsations Author Feature

Writer's Block interview Real Characters — Real Life: An Interview with Harry Mazer
World War II Quiz with answers at bottom of the page
MSNBC Links and Interactive Movie: D-Day June 6, 1944
nationalgeographic.com Remembering Pearl Harbor with links multimedia attack map and time line, searchable survivors' stories, easy-print facts and other resources
Kapolei Elementary ThinkQuest on Pearl Harbor

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