This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn t one that is usually discussed or known about I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people went through would be helpful Also being that is is historical fiction it would allow the students to learn about this occurence in a interesting way With a read aloud of ust a few of the poems it may spark some of your students interest to perhaps read it on their own for fun or during the course of studying poetry As a preservice teacher it was helpful for me to see that there are books like this that can be used in a varetiy of ways with in the classroom This book is suitable for around 6th through 8th grade maybe 5th depending on your students My first impression after finishing the book was that I really didn t like it then through our class discussion it made me gain a better appreciation of this book This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the US government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl Vera They remained there for three years and one in four died This book should be included in any study of World War II as much as study is I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective Children are willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn t always have to rhyme or be a specific length However in a school setting some background knowledge would I need to provide lots of discussion time for students to work out the complex issues of intolerance persecution and feeling of sorry that book evokes On the positive side this a book that you could read in class in about a week mabey even less is you read it to the class yourself I think this would be a great read to do for 10 15 minutes a day My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read However the writing
Style Is Too Sketchy The is too sketchy The s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style Description Is Distracting And A Serious Interruption To The Flow is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow the story The author relinuishes any responsibility for historical accuracy by stating that it is a work based on true events The author does not state which events these are so further research would have to be done by the reader to separate fact from fiction The character of Vera can be related to on a general level in her displacement from her home However her character lacked depth While the author used some actual events and maybe interviewed Aleutians for this story there is still a superficial uality to this work that simply capitalizes on a bad and sorrowful situation Written in poetry this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil off the coast of Alaska during WWII For the native inhabitants of those islands the invasion began a long ordeal of poor living conditions and discriminationTold through the voice of a teenage Aleut girl the story is informative compelling and simultaneously heart breaking and heart warmingI highly recommend this uick read I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding the treatment of others and the persecution some experienced at the hands of governments I would not use it without background knowledge of both the time period and the people first I also do not I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding the treatment of others and the persecution some experienced at the hands of governments I would not use it without background knowledge of both the time period and the people first I also do not thin. In June 1942 seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless windswept lands Within days of the first .
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prosaic with meaning An example of this be the use ofwith An example of this would be the use of of the preparation of meals The writing style being focused and simple fits the form perfectly The free verse form has an interesting effect when used to describe a story of multiple yearsThe author writes about what needs to be shown each verse is free from distraction These verses create a resonant procession of events which are strongly linked and are complimentary to creating a powerful historic narrative I was impressed with the way the author kept the use of the protagonist s reflections consistently in the service of expressing the effects of dislocation so that a broad human experience is portrayed Many simple details of daily life were describedThe book had a map and illustrations at the chapter breaks which are immediate aids to setting context for readers There could be reaction to the idea that soldiers are being cast in a poor light I did not see a threat toward a historical perspective of the military or a significant change in social perspective of the militaryThis story is one book of many that students will read The description of the role of the military is a small portion of the book The government any government agency city government or the cities of Ketchikan and Wrangell are only mentioned on about 30 of 156 pages To ease students in this mindset I could first ask students to describe the most common elements of the story if the portrayal of the military is mentioned and through uestioning students expressed their anger at the military or anger at the writer tempering the discussion with positive precedents in each case With the writer examples of the positive aspects of the writing and likewise positive aspects of the military As much of the book is about nature as it is about warThe choice of settings in time and space are striking and uniue As well as the view of nature held by the protagonist Around our crowded camp everywhere we turn green life rubs its moss skin against us The air steams green and always the sound of dripping Always the smell of rot Always green curtains smothering us On the Aleutians there are no trees p54 This slim volume written in luminous free verse tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II Hesse s novel follows one young teen Vera and her friends and family as they struggle to make sense of what is happening to survive the hardships and to adapt to a life none had ever imagined The beauty of the work is that Hesse can convey so much in so few words Here is one page KETCHIKAN CREEKWhen Eva returns from Ketchikan she saysThe creek there is like a womanDressed in a filmy green gownHer lace pockets spilling with leaping salmonDespite the hardships there is room for love and faith Babies are born and cherished Christmas is celebrated Still the sense of loss is palpable I will be thinking about this novel and the Aleutian Evacuation for a long timeI had never heard of this episode in the USA s history Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South Pacific the government decided that it would be best for the Aleutian natives living on the islands to be evacuated for their protection Nearly 900 Aleuts were removed by the US government from nine villages on six islands and forcibly transported to Southeast Alaska duration camps Most were given little than an hour to collect their necessary belongings for a trip to an unknown destination for an unknown length of time People used to a subsistence living were deposited in old canneries or mining camps without adeuate shelter sanitation water food medical care or any means to support themselves While the Japanese left the islands by 1943 the Aleuts were not allowed to return to their homes for three years The deplorable conditions they endured resulted in epidemics of TB pneumonia whooping cough and other disease over ten percent of them died during internment Those who did return to the islands found that their homes had been destroyed andor ransacked not by the Japanese but by American military troops I learned all the above by doing some research after reading this novel But I certainly gathered clues and a feeling of the injustice suffered by the Aleuts during this time. S of upheaval and dislocation This is the story of Vera a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environmen. K that I would also not use the entire text but perhaps sections from it It is easy to read it offers a minority perspective that is often marginalized it is something my students might be able to redly relate toOn a literary note it is uniue in its style It is historical fiction written in pros I might be a good point to introduce the students to the genre and the subject 45 StarsAleutian Sparrow is another verse novel from Karen Hesse similar in style to her Dust Bowl story Out of the Dust Starting in June of 1942 ust months after the Pearl Harbor attack Aleutian Sparrow tells the story of how within days of that attack all the Aleut people were evacuated from their villages and moved to relocation centers the government fearful of fishing contract disagreements between the Aleut and the Japanese They are assured the move is only temporary but detainment carries on into 1945 The story follows this tribe of people as they are repeatedly moved and inland far from the rocky windswept coastline they call home The collective experiences of the Aleut people are centralized in the character of young Vera Vera is mixed race her mother Aleut her father Caucasian but the father never returned from sea one day so over the course of her childhood the raising of Vera has had her circulating around various family members Vera has spent much of the year of 1945 living in Unalaska Village working as a home aide to elderly couple Alexie and Fekla Golodoff Once summer comes around Vera takes off to spend time in her hometown of Kashega hanging out with best friends Pari also mixed race and AlfredJapan carried out an air attack on Unalaska Island in June 1942 because they were interested in gaining control of the North Pacific but they ultimately found the Alaskan climate too challenging Still the Aleut people continued to be moved around Vera and her family sent along with the rest of the community to these various detainment camps The Aleut a proud people with rich traditions now found themselves crammed into canvas tents on rainy terrain forced to live off bread and fish scraps The drastic changes in environment along with poor sanitation soon led to rampant sickness throughout the tribe many being plagued with skin boils and lung infections among other ailments But
the longest time the government the sick no medical assistance NONE After much pleading when a doctor finally does arrive he takes in the scene brushes it off with a they re not sick they re ust adjusting and goes back home Some of the elders take to telling ancient legends to keep morale up Vera takes it upon herself to get a ob at the hospital in Ketchikan but even with her connections it is still a slow process getting medical aid back to the camps Eventually a news story is done about the poor treatment of the Aleut people Shortly after the camps are uick to see donations from newspaper readers who wish to help I m sad to say this is not a part of history I was ever taught in school so I m happy to be informed of it now Tragic as the truth is Vera s story is a moving one and if you think about it still plenty relevant what with all the discussion back and forth about immigration issues and poorly euipped run border detainment facilities It s not an easy read in subject matter but there is ease in the verse format Hesse does so well Her way of weaving togetherFOR THE LONGEST TIME THE GOVERNMENT
Sparse But Also Evocativebut also evocative with so few words is uite the treat for readers of all ages those new to poetry form or even longtime fans Prepare to dip into lines such as the old ways steeped like tea in a cup of hours or laughter crackled on winter nights like sugar frosting Then there s the ones to make you stop and think We never thought who we were was so dependent on where we wereAuthor Sharon Creech gets a shout out in Hesse s acknowledgements page for patient and wise council 45 starsThere is a group of indigenous people who live in a string of islands where it sits on according to Wikipedia both the US and Russian territory called Aleutian The story presented by Ms Hesse is something that happened to them during WW2 in 1942 1945 It follows Vera an Aleutian teenager in the time where hers 4 other village were relocated into a forest The reas Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel I was pleased with the form of writing terse vignettes bring a type of transce. Ttack the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast With resilience compassion and humor the Aleuts responded to the sorrow. .