A Boy at War

A Novel of Pearl Harbor

By Mazer, Harry

Publishers Summary:
While fishing with his friends off Honolulu on December 7, 1941, teenaged Adam is caught in the midst of the Japanese attack and through the chaos of the subsequent days tries to find his father, a naval officer who was serving on the U.S.S. Arizona when the bombs fell.

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ISBN
978-0-68984-161-3
Publisher
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2001

Gr 5-9 Adam Pelko has lived for only two weeks in Honolulu, where his father is an officer assigned to the USS Arizona in nearby Pearl Harbor. When he befriends Davi Mori, a high school classmate whose parents are Japanese, Adam's rigid father forbids him to associate with Davi, fearing that the anti-Japanese sentiment so rampant on the island will tarnish the Pelko family and Lieutenant Pelko's navy career. When his father is called back to the ship unexpectedly, Adam slips away from his house the follow...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2001  |  Older Fiction

Fourteen-year-old Adam's friendship with Japanese-American Davi is a problem for Adam's father, a naval officer stationed in Hawaii. A...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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