Under the Blood-Red Sun: Understanding the Attack on Pearl Harbor Through Historical Fiction

Under the Blood-Red Sun: Understanding the Attack on Pearl Harbor Through Historical Fiction

Check out this virtual visit with Graham Salisbury, author of Under the Blood-Red Sun, a Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner. Students explore Japanese motivations, plans for the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the aftermath and impact of “the day of infamy.” Mr. Salisbury shares his experiences creating the world of the Japanese-American Nakaji family and their 13-year-old son, Tomi, as they struggle with deep-seeded prejudices in Hawaii after the attack and his enduring messages for young readers.

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