On the horizon
by Lowry, Lois,
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 23 Libraries 24 of 27 copies|
From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak.
Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers.
On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today's world. Kenard Pak's stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past.
In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.
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-- Childhood and youth
-- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Juvenile literature.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Hawaii -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Hawaii.
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Hiroshima-shi.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2020
"World War II reflections"--Jacket.
75 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contains bibliographic references (page 75).