I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived #4)
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History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. Does he have what it takes to find his way home in the midst of the bombs, the smoke, and the destruction of the day that will live in infamy?
them: America. By bombing our ships and planes at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese believed they would — in a matter of hours — eliminate America as a threat. How did America respond to the attacks? The United States’ first reaction was total shock. Few people ever imagined that Japan could seriously threaten America. Experts had underestimated the skill of the Japanese military and the sophistication of their planes. In the first minutes of the attack, many people, even top military officers at
Pearl Harbor, refused to believe that it was Japan dropping the bombs. Shock turned to horror, fear, and sadness. But then, very quickly, Americans became united and fiercely determined. The next day, Franklin D. Roosevelt appeared before our Congress and made a speech that is still one of the most famous in American history. He said that the date December 7th, 1941, would “live in infamy,” meaning it would always be remembered as a day a great evil was committed. Thirty minutes later, America
special guarded camps far away from American cities. Entire families had to pack up, leave their homes and businesses, and move to these “internment camps.” Approximately 100,000 people of Japanese descent, the majority of them American citizens, were forced to live in these guarded camps until the war ended in 1945. Today, the “internment” of loyal Japanese Americans is considered a shameful act in American history. The federal government officially apologized in 1983. What is Pearl Harbor
head. Your mother is lucky to have a boy like you. A boy like Danny. What kind of boy was he? A boy who didn’t turn his back on his best friend. But did that mean he was a boy who would leave his ma? All these weeks he’d been thinking about doing what was right for Finn, but now he couldn’t stop thinking about Ma. What would she do when she discovered that Danny was gone? He couldn’t even imagine it, how frantic she’d be. All night he’d been tossing in his bed, feeling torn in two. He was
that Danny and Finn had gotten into trouble sometimes. But nothing big! Just skipping school and sneaking into movie houses and nabbing an apple or two from the fruit stand. Sure, they ran with Earl and his gang. Some folks in the neighborhood said Earl was a vicious criminal, that he’d break your legs if you looked at him wrong. But others said he and his guys protected the streets and took care of old ladies. He had always been good to Danny and Finn. He paid them a dollar a day to run