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War of the Eagles

Title

War of the Eagles

Authors

Eric Walters

Publisher

Orca Book Publishers

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9781551430997

Pages

224 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

During World War II near Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Jed comes to better understand and take pride in his British and native Tsimshian ancestry through caring for an injured eagle at a military fort and losing his Japanese Canadian best friend to an internment camp.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Military families; Biracial; Race discrimination; Bicultural; Biethnic; father in the military; biracial; racism; bicultural teenager; biethnic teenager

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Tsimshian Indian / White

Family Formation

multigenerational

Awards

Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, 1998, Finalist

Keywords

Native Americans of North America; World War II; Japanese; Eagles; acceptance; hunting; internment camp; Navy; allegiance

Diversity Impact

direct

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