Missing in action
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Published:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2010.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
228 pages ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG+ - BL: 3.9 - AR Pts: 7
Rating:
Ages 10-14.
Status:
Croft Middle - Teen Fiction
F HUG
Dupont Tyler Middle - Teen Fiction
F HUG
J.T. Moore Middle - Teen Fiction
HIS F HUG
Description
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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781416915027 (hc), 1416915028 (hc)
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 3.9, 7 Points

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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.
Target Audience
Ages 10-14.
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Lexile: 620.
Awards
A Junior Library Guild selection.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, D. (2010). Missing in action. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Dean, 1943-. 2010. Missing in Action. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Dean, 1943-, Missing in Action. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hughes, Dean. Missing in Action. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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