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Peace Is a Chain Reaction: How World War II Japanese Balloon Bombs Brought People of Two Nations Together



by
Tanya Lee Stone

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9780763676865
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur, Violence: Death, Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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From an award-winning author comes a vivid depiction of an act of war from opposing sides of the conflict in World War II—and a rare reconciliation and wish for peace that evolved years later.

Adults wage war, while children are unwitting victims, pulled into a maelstrom of fear and hate without any choice. This is a story about two groups of teenagers on opposite sides of the world, forever connected by an act of war. It is a story about the adults some of those teens became, forever connected by acts of forgiveness, understanding, and peace. And it is a story about one remarkable man, whose heart belonged both to America and Japan, who put that peace and understanding in motion. Panning the camera wide, Tanya Lee Stone lays the global groundwork for the story’s context before zooming in on the lives of the people involved, providing an intimate look at how their changing perspectives impact their actions. Through meticulous research, interviews, and archival photo curation, Stone skillfully weaves all of these stories together, illuminating how, despite the devastating pain and destruction caused by war, peace can be a chain reaction. Extensive back matter includes an author’s note, source notes, bibliography, and index.

Foreword by Ben Takeshita. Author’s notes. Source notes. Bibliography. Suggestions for further reading. Index. Black-and-white historical photographs, maps, and reproductions.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur, Violence: Death, Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

176

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Dewey

940.54

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2022

Book Genres

Narrative Nonfiction

Topics

Yuzuru John Takeshita (1926–2016). World War II (1939–1945). American internment of Japanese Americans. Tule Lake, California. Balloon bombs. Nationalism. Peace and reconciliation. Forgiveness. Twentieth-century US history. Japan.

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