DIVerse Families
 
Missing in Action

Title

Missing in Action

Authors

Dean Hughes

Publisher

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781416915027

Pages

228 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Lexile Measure

HL620L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese American) / Native American (Navajo) / White

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011

Keywords

bullying; family life; missing in action; World War II; internment camp; baseball; Mormon; Utah

Diversity Impact

direct

Missing in Action


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