House of the Red fish
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Source:Wendy Lamb Books, Volume 1st, New York, p.291 (2006)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3569 .A45957 H68 2006
Keywords:1939-1945--Hawaii--Juvenile fiction, Hawaii--History--1900-1959--Fiction, Japanese Americans--Fiction, World War, World War, 1939-1945--United States--Fiction
Summary: Over a year after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the arrest of Tomi's father and grandfather, Tomi and his friends, battling anti-Japanese-American sentiment in Hawaii, try to find a way to salvage his father's sunken fishing boat. In 1943, one year after the end of Under the Blood-Red Sun, Tomi's Papa and Grandpa are still under arrest, and the paradise of Hawaii now lives in fear, waiting for another attack, while trying to recover from Pearl Harbor. As a Japanese American, Tomi and his family have new enemies everywhere, vigilantes who suspect all Japanese. Tomi finds hope in his goal of raising Papa's fishing boat, sunk in the canal by the Army on the day of the attack. To Tomi, raising Papa's boat is a sign of faith that Papa and Grandpa will return. It's an impossible task, but Tomi is determined. For just as he now has new enemies, his struggle to raise the boat brings unexpected allies and friends.
Lexile measure 610; ages 12-15; book level 3.7; historical fiction