Publication Date: October 27, 2020
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Myths! Lies! Secrets! Uncover the hidden truth behind the infamous Pearl Harbor attack with beloved educator/author Kate Messner. The fun mix of sidebars, illustrations, photos, and graphic panels make this perfect for fans of I Survived! and Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales.
On December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a completely unpredictable attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Right? Well, that’s not quite the real deal. Some military experts had suggested that Pearl Harbor was a likely target. There were other warning signs, too, but nobody paid much attention. From the first wave of the Japanese bombers to the United States’ internment of thousands of Japanese Americans, acclaimed author Kate Messner smashes history by exploring the little-known truths behind the story of Pearl Harbor and its aftermath.
Don’t miss History Smashers: The Mayflower and Women’s Right to Vote
Series Overview: HISTORY SMASHERS is a paperback original series that explores historical moments in a frank and often surprising manner—busting those old myths we like to repeat, and having fun along the way. We launch with two books and will publish one per list after that, establishing a quick, robust shelf presence with a topic for every kid.
Summer 2020: (#1) Mayflower, (#2) Women’s Right to Vote
Fall 2020: (#3) Pearl Harbor
Spring 2021: (#4) Titanic
Summer 2021: (#5) American Revolution
Fall 2021: (#6) Underground Railroad
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