The History of Pearl Harbor: A World War II Book for New Readers (The History Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) (Paperback)

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The History of Pearl Harbor: A World War II Book for New Readers (The History Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) (Paperback)


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Explore the history of Pearl Harbor—the attack that brought America into World War 2

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack against the Pearl Harbor naval base in Oahu, Hawaii. The next day, President Roosevelt declared war and America entered into World War 2. Go on a suspenseful journey with this colorfully illustrated story about World War 2 for kids. It takes you through all the events that led up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, the attack itself, and the impact it had on the future of the war.

This book about Pearl Harbor and World War 2 for kids includes:
  • A visual timeline—Take a look at all the important details of the Pearl Harbor attack with a timeline marking the major milestones.
  • Core curriculum—Learn the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of Pearl Harbor, and take a quick quiz to test your knowledge after you finish this book about World War 2 for kids.
  • Lasting change—Explore thought-provoking questions that help you better understand how the events at Pearl Harbor affected the world you live in today.

Learn about "the day that will live in infamy" with this engaging book about World War 2 for kids.
Susan B. Katz is an author, National Board-Certified Teacher, and educational consultant. She has taught for more than 25 years and has five published books, including My Mama Earth and All Year Round. Visit her online at
Product Details ISBN: 9781648769108
ISBN-10: 1648769101
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: May 25th, 2021
Pages: 68
Language: English
Series: The History Of: A Biography Series for New Readers
“As the grandmother of a reluctant reader who likes all things military, this is a book I know he'll enjoy. Filled with anecdotes, gripping stories of heroism, and ancillary facts, The History of Pearl Harbor is a deep dive into one of the most tragic episodes in America's history. The author writes in an engaging style that will keep readers like my grandson turning the page.” —PJ McIlvaine, author and contributor to Children's Book Insider

“Susan B. Katz brings history to life with rich vocabulary and vivid details in The History of Pearl Harbor. This engaging book will capture the interest of little historians everywhere and help them imagine what life was like during this turbulent time. If you have a mini historian or maritime enthusiast in your life, they will love this book.” —A. Boerm, principal and parent

The History of Pearl Harbor by Susan Katz is intriguing and informative. It gives the reader a thorough background so they can understand the implications and impact this event had on world history. It is an easy and interesting read with lots of provocative questions to engage the reader. The personal stories woven into the account make it memorable and emotional. This is a great book for classrooms and school libraries. Anyone having to do a report or wanting to gain a fuller understanding of the attack on Pearl Harbor will find this book invaluable. The illustrations also made the book wonderfully engaging.” —Ira Scott Levin, HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor

“Crucial times in history deserve the clarity of mind to describe them. This book gets to the heart of the matter.” —Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada