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Home of the Brave: 03/21/12
Home of the Brave by Allen Say follows a man as he discovers his past. He learns through a strange metaphysical encounter in the desert of his family's internment during WWII.
More than a hundred thousand Japanese Americans were interned during WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor. Most of those were children and women. Home of the Brave drives that fact home with the encounter involving in part, a baseball game with children living in one of the camps.
I think the book has an appeal for its dream sequence, ghost story. The history of the internment camps, though, probably won't be known yet. That part of the book will need to be explained. For older children who are learning about this unfortunate piece of history, the book could be used in conjunction with the lesson plan.
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