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Reader recommendation: Aleutian Sparrow

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By L. George Abrams, Cheney, Washington / August 12, 2010


Early in World War II, the native people of the Aleutian Islands were evacuated to relocation centers 1,500 miles from their homes. In Aleutian Sparrow award-winning writer Karen Hesse uses poetic imagery to chronicle the story of young Vera as she struggles to survive and keep her heritage alive. Warning: this story may break your heart.

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