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Aleutian Sparrow
by Karen Hesse | Teens
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 9/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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From a rummage sale at Koganji Temple; larger photo here.

A novel in free verse about a subject I didn't know anything about: the evacuation of the Aleutian Islands during WWII. Even for the islanders who were evacuated by the US government (as opposed to being taken prisoner by the Japanese) many of them lost their possessions, significant elements of their culture, and even their lives. The conditions in their camps were terrible, and many islanders never returned to their home villages; either they didn't survive, they moved to town, or in some cases they weren't allowed to go home; some villages simply ceased to exist.

Vera's story is a fictional look at a heartbreaking episode in Alaska's history.

Themes for Secretariat's 2017 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (3rd quarter):

Week 29: author names beginning with J, K, L, or M
Week 32: children on cover
Week 33: script in title 

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at McDonald's Beretania in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, October 05, 2017

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Released 10 mos ago (10/5/2017 UTC) at McDonald's Beretania in Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Wednesday, October 4, 2017: left on one of the tables outside. (Larger photo here.)

Released for Secretariat's 2017 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 39: 3rd quarter re-do) and Secretariat's You're Such an Animal challenge.

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