Island War by Patricia Reilly Giff

A riveting tale of survival and friendship, this chapter book is the fictional account of two sixth graders who experience World War II on one of the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska.  Together, Izzy and Matt must forge an alliance during the Japanese occupation of their village. Patricia Reilly Giff, a children’s author whose previous works include two Newbery Honor Books, has written not only a story for fans of historical fiction, but also a story for anyone who would like to learn more about one of the few invasions of U.S. territory during World War II.

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Reviewed by April.