War of the Eagles

  • Pages:224
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:World War II, World War 2, WWII, WW2, Japanese Internment
  • Available:01/01/1998
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 12+
  • Lexile:690L
  • ATOS:4.5
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During WWII, Jed’s English father serves as a fighter pilot overseas, while Jed and his mother move back to her Tsimshian community on Canada's west coast. When the military sets up a naval base in town, Jed is hired to help out, honored it seems, for both his father's bravery and his own native skills as a hunter. Presented with a military jacket, Jed finds an allegiance to his country and a pride in his mixed heritage that he's never felt before.
   But one day Jed's world is shattered. His best friend Tadashi, along with the other members of the nearby Japanese village, are declared enemy aliens and told to prepare to leave their homes. Now Jed must ask himself where his allegiance really belongs…to his country's rigid code, or to the truth that is buried in his Tsimshian soul.
   War of the Eagles is the first of two books in a series.
Book two is Caged Eagles.
American Booksellers Association (ABA) Pick List   | 1998  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Our Choice   | 1998  |  Commended
Canadian Library Association (CLA) Book of the Year for Children - Honour Book   | 1998  |  Commended
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People   | 1998  |  Short-listed
The National Chapter of Canada IODE Violet Downey Book Award   | 1998  |  Short-listed
New York Public Library (NYPL) - Books for the Teen Age   | 1999  |  Commended
Young Readers' Choice Book Awards of British Columbia (YRCABC) Red Cedar Book Awards   | 2001  |  Nominated
Forest of Reading Red Maple Award   | 1998  |  Nominated
Rocky Mountain Book Award (RMBA)   | 1998  |  Short-listed
Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards - Children’s Picture Book   | 1999  |  Winner
Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards - Snow Willow   | 2002  |  Nominated