Missing in Action
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Biracial; single mother; two races; biracial child
Native American / White
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
prejudices; family life; missing in action; World War II; internment camp; baseball
Hughes, Dean, "Missing in Action" (2010). DIVerse Families. 726.