In this historical fiction book by former educator Nancy Lesourd, young readers can experience American history through the letters of two girls at the start of World War II: Meredith, who is determined to learn to fly after arriving at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Hawaii, until she finds herself in the middle of the bombing attack; and her friend Catherine, who records the home front news from Washington, D.C. as the United States shifts from doubt about the war into action--and as she wonders if her father stationed at Pearl Harbor survived. Filled with period-accurate information, this book brings history to life and is also perfect for classrooms or homeschool use.
Within this novel in Liberty Letters series, late-elementary and middle school readers can explore the fictionalized story of two girls who find themselves in the middle of world-shaping events.
Standing on the airfield in Hawaii, watching a boy her age take his first solo flight, Meredith vows again to learn to fly. In Washington, D.C., her friend Catherine is equally determined to write real news stories for the school newspaper. As December 7, 1941 approaches, the girls have no idea their faith and their dreams are about to carry them through one of the biggest events in the life of their nation.
While reading Attack at Pearl Harbor, readers 8-12 will also encounter:
- Period-accurate historical details that help bring history to life in an entertaining and educational way
- An exploration of the challenges and barriers women faced in that time period, including tests to their faith
- A chance to think through how they may have reacted in these important times … and how they can act today as history continues to unfold around them.
Attack at Pearl Harbor is:
- an ideal addition to homeschool or classroom history curriculums
- perfect for any young woman interested in history or what they can do to shape our world
- a great gift for birthdays or holidays that will also empower and inspire the young girl in your life
And if you enjoyed Attack at Pearl Harbor, don’t forget to check out the other books in the Liberty Letters series: Adventures in Jamestown, Escape on the Underground Railroad; and Secrets of Civil War Spies