Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is National Pearl Harbor Day and at a time when it feels like we are edging closer and closer to another war, it's a good time reflect on that day 76 years age that forced the United States into World War II when a sneak attack on the naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Japanese decimated the Pacific fleet. This is a copy of the dispatch sent by Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, who was the commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet to all navy command.
And I can't count the number of times I've read the words "Air Raid On Pearl Harbor X This Is Not Drill" in books I've reviewed for this blog. The following are some of the books about Pearl Harbor that I think readers may find insightful:
What was Pearl Harbor? by Patricia Brennan Demuth
illustrated by John Mantha
2012 Grosset & Dunlap

by Harry Mazer
2002 Simon & Schuster BFYR

by Lauren Tarshis
2011 Scholastic Press

by Kirby Larson
2017 American Girl

Under the Blood Red Sun (Prisoners of the Empire #1)
by Graham Salisbury
1994 Delacorte Press

by Graham Salisbury
2005 Wendy Lamb Books

by Graham Salisbury
2014 Wendy Lamb Books

1 comment:

  1. What a great list. I am happy to say I have read 3 of these. :) Perfect post on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day!