Vera, a young Aleut girl who lives with an elderly couple on a larger island so that she can attend school, returns home for the summer of 1942 to visit her mother and friends. But when the Japanese launch an air attack on the Aleutian Islands, the U.S. government reacts by "evacuating" most of the Aleut population. Vera and her village are forced to leave their small island of Kashega and spend the rest of the war in internment camps, facing sickness, suffer, and death.
Karen S. Hesse is an American author of children’s literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings. Her books include Aleutian Sparrow, The Music of Dolphins, Stowaway, Witness, and Out of the Dust, for which she won the… More about Karen Hesse
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) Nov 11, 2003| 105 Minutes| Young Adult| ISBN 9780807219683