This Light Between Us: A Novel Of World War II

ISBN-10: 1250192390
ISBN-13: 9781250192394
Author: Fukuda, Andrew
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: Tor/Forge

Publication Date: March 2021

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 384


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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 690L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 14.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism *

Description
From award-winning YA author Andrew Fukuda comes This Light Between Us , a powerfully affecting story of World War II about the unlikeliest of pen pals.a Japanese American boy and a French Jewish girl.as they fight to maintain hope in a time of war. .I remember visiting Manzanar and standing in the windswept plains where over ten thousand internees were once imprisoned, their voices cut off. I remember how much I wanted to write a story that did right by them. Hopefully this book delivers... Andrew Fukuda In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki from Bainbridge Island, Washington is disgusted when he.s forced to become pen pals with Charlie L.vy of Paris, France.a girl . He thought she was a boy. In spite of Alex.s reluctance, their letters continue to fly across the Atlantic.and along with them, the shared hopes and dreams of friendship. Until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the growing Nazi persecution of Jews force them to confront the darkest aspects of human nature. From the desolation of an internment camp on the plains of Manz
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2021 ALA Awards Grades 8-12