On the Horizon: World War II Reflections

Lois Lowry (Author) Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
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141270
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

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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. With poems about individual sailors who lost their lives on the Arizona and about the citizens of Hiroshima who experienced unfathomable horror, 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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SKU 141270
ISBN 9780358129400
Language English
Lexile ® Measure HL580L
Page Count 80
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Additional Contributor Kenard Pak
Primary Contributor Lois Lowry
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Clarion Books