Warriors in the Crossfire

Warriors in the Crossfire

eBook - 2016
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On the tiny South Pacific island of Saipan, thirteen-year-old Joseph and his half-Japanese cousin Kento practice to become warriors like their ancestors. But in the final months of World War II, their paradise island becomes the stage for one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific war between America and Japan. Joseph and Kento's loyalties are tested and they discover, within themselves, what it means to become true warriors.
Publisher: [United States] : Boyds Mills Press : Made available through hoopla, 2016
ISBN: 9781629795973
1629795976
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Even though the main protagonist of the book is only aged 13, this is definitely not children's literature, but rather a work for adults or young adults (16/17++). The entire book is a lead-up to the horrific mass suicide, encouraged, even compelled by the Japanese military, who controlled everything and everyone on the Mariana Islands, in western Micronesia, ever since they colonized them in the early 1900s. The book is well written, but what a shame that there is no map of the area, let alone of the island of Saipan, where almost everything in the book occurs!

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