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Early Sunday Morning: The Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941
Dear America Series Book #16 of 43 in alphabetical order (switch to publication order)
Author: Barry Denenberg

Book Info

Published on February 29, 2000
Age Group: 8 - 13 years
Reading Level: AR: 5.6 (3.0 Points, Quiz #54162)
GLE: 5.5
F&P/GRL: S
DRA: 40
Lexile® measure: 930L

Summary:
In her diary, twelve-year-old Amber describes moving to Hawaii in 1941 and experiencing the horror of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
When Daddy tapped his fork on his water glass last night and announced (in his usual, upbeat fashion) that he had "exciting news for the entire Billows family" (he always refers to us as "the Billows family," as if we were one of his favorite radio shows), everyone knew what was coming next. We might as well start packing.

Publisher Description:
On the heels of the much-anticipated movie "Pearl Harbor", acclaimed author Barry Dennenberg has written a moving story of one girl's devasting expenrience at Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.

Pearl Harbor, on the Island of O'ahu, Hawaii, was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at approximately 8:00 A.M., Sunday morning, December 7, 1941. The surprise attack involved a striking force of 353 Japanese aircraft. Nineteen U.S. ships, including five battleships, and about 150 U.S planes were destroyed; more than 2,300 soldiers, sailors and civilians were killed. President Roosevelt declared that it was "a day that will live in infamy." On December 8, Congress declared a state of war with Japan; three days later Germany and Italy declared was on the United States.

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ISBN-10: 0545050650
ISBN-13: 9780545050654
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