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On The Horizon

by Lois Lowry

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From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak. Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers. On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today's world. Kenard Pak's stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past. In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.

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Copyright year 2020
ISBN-13 9780358129400
ISBN-10 0358129400
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 16 MB
Number of Pages 80
Length of Recording 1
Language ENG
Shelf No. ND172
Grade Range 5-7
Ages 10-12
Lexile 580L
Curriculums Texas Education Agency: Featured Titles Trademarks