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; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Family violence; Biracial; Race discrimination; Bicultural; single mother; abusive father; two races; biracial child; racism; prejudice; bicultural child
Asian (Japanese American) / Native American (Navajo) / White
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
bullying; family life; missing in action; World War II; internment camp; baseball; Mormon; Utah
Hughes, Dean, "Missing in Action" (2010). Diverse Families. 726.