Peace is a chain reaction : how World War II Japanese balloon bombs brought people of two nations together

by Stone, Tanya Lee,

Format: Print Book 2022
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This nuanced account of major events in the war between the U.S. and Japan during WWII is one of the few offerings that covers the period from beginning to end. The main focus is on the balloon bombs launched by Japan toward the west coast of North America. Readers learn about personal experiences involving both sides: teenage Japanese girls who suffered terrible conditions as they created the delicate paper balloons that, when launched, carried bombs across the ocean, and the people of the small town of Bly, Oregon, where six people (including five young teens) died when a balloon bomb exploded. Accessible chapters fill in other aspects of the war: Pearl Harbor, Japanese imprisonment camps, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the end of hostilities. But then the story continues, documenting the sorrow and remorse felt on both sides. Reconciliation efforts began, including a peace offering of 1,000 origami cranes made for the people of Bly by former parachute makers. The final chapters describe two-way apologies, closure, and commitments to peace. In addition to numerous photos, back matter includes an author's note, recommended readings, an extensive bibliography, and chapter notes. This full-circle account is applicable across content areas and should be of interest for most collections."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Takeshita, Yuzuru John -- Juvenile literature.
Takeshita, Yuzuru John.
Bombing, Aerial -- Oregon -- Juvenile literature.
Bombing, Aerial -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Equipment and supplies -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- America -- Personal narratives -- Juvenile literature.
Bombing, Aerial -- United States.
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, Japanese.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.
Oregon -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Personal narratives.
Publisher Somerville, Massachusetts :Candlewick Press,2022
Edition First edition.
Contributors Takeshita, Ben, writer of foreword.
Furukawa, Yumeno, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "The endpapers illustrate all the known balloon bomb sighting, landing, or recovery locations in the United States and Mexico"--Title page verso.
"A Junior Library Guild selection"--Title page verso.
Description x, 165 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-157) and index.
ISBN 9780763676865
0763676861
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