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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9781416915027
9781442412484
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Level 3.9, 7 Points
Lexile measure:
HL: High-Low 620L
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Grouping Title missing in action
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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