Liberty

ISBN-10: 0545840724
ISBN-13: 9780545840729
Author: Larson, Kirby
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Scholastic

Publication Date: December 2017

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 240

Series: Dogs Of World War II


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Y
Lexile: 640L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Description
Fish has a knack for inventing. His annoying neighbor, Olympia, has a knack for messing things up. But when his latest invention leads Fish to Liberty, a beautiful stray dog who needs a home, he and Olympia work together to rescue her. At the Higgins boatyard, where the boats that just might save the Allied forces during World War II are built, the wartime workforce is integrated and includes women and the disabled. However, a friendship that crosses racial lines is not the norm in 1940s New Orleans. Fish, who suffered from polio and whose dad is away fighting in Europe, looks up to Mr. Higgins, and he's thrilled when one of his inventions helps Mr. Higgins's engineers unlock the mechanics of the landing crafts. Mr. Higgins inspires him to be bold and brave. As Fish enlists the help of unexpected friends and allies to save Liberty, he finds his perceptions of the world -- of race and war, family and friendship -- transformed.
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