Considering himself to be more American than Japanese, 16-year-old Honolulu native Eddy Okobu illicitly joins the army right before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He and his friends find themselves thrown into an alternate universe where suspicions of their ethnic origins outweigh their declared loyalty to the United States. Eddy is sent to Mississippi, where he and other Japanese-American infantry must undergo a horrifying, wildly racist assignment to train dogs to attack the Japanese. Based on the real experiences of Japanese-American soldiers during WWII, this is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2005.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Historical / United States / 20th Century, General, Historical / Military + Wars