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Missing in action

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Dirty. Lazy. Good-for-nothing. Jay Thacker is used to hearing himself called names because his dad is half-Navajo. But he's hoping, now that he and his mom have moved to stay with his grandparents because of WWII, that things could be different. Delta is a tiny town in Utah, nothing like Salt Lake, where they used to live. And Jay's grandfather is an elder in the church, a beloved and well-respected man. Jay begins to make friends and even to make some money as he works the fields for his grandfather. There's just one problem: he works alongside a young man named Ken, who's from the camps in nearby Topaz. Which means Ken is a Jap. And Jay's dad, who's been fighting for the navy out in the Pacific, was recently declared Missing in Action. An understated and moving story about an unlikely friendship from the author of the acclaimed SOLDIER BOYS, this is one of Dean Hughes's best novels to date.
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Grouped Work ID aa493357-bc59-211a-936e-0d9d6c78f79e
Full title missing in action
Author hughes dean
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-16 23:09:20PM
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display_description While his father is missing in action in the Pacific during World War II, twelve-year-old Jay moves with his mother to small-town Utah, where he sees prejudice from both sides, as a part-Navajo himself and through an unlikely friendship with Japanese American Ken from the nearby internment camp.
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subject_facet Baseball, Baseball stories, Juvenile, Families -- Utah -- Juvenile fiction, Family -- Utah, Family life -- Utah -- Fiction, Grandparents, Grandparents -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile fiction, Prejudices, Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction, Racially mixed people, Racially mixed people -- Juvenile fiction, Utah -- History -- 20th century, Utah -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, World War, 1939-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Missing in action
title_full Missing in action / Dean Hughes
title_short Missing in action
topic_facet Baseball, Baseball stories, Juvenile, Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945, Families, Family, Family life, Grandparents, Historical fiction, History, Japanese Americans, Prejudices, Racially mixed people, World War, 1939-1945