DIVerse Families
 
Missing in Action

Title

Missing in Action

Authors

Dean Hughes

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Pages

228 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416915027

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Single parent; Biracial; single mother; two races; biracial child

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single mother

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Native American / White

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011

Keywords

prejudices; family life; missing in action; World War II; internment camp; baseball

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Missing in Action

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