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Dear America: The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis - Seattle, Washington, 1941

One fateful day in December 1941, Piper Davis awaits the news of her brother, a soldier on the battleship Arizona stationed in Pearl Harbor. Explosions rule the earth and sky, and Piper wonders what will become of her brother, and of her life in Seattle, as rationing and blackouts take hold. Soon, Piper is greeted by another grim situation --- the incarceration of her Japanese neighbors.

Piper's father, a pastor for a Japanese Baptist church, decides to follow his congregants when they are sent to an incarceration camp, bringing Piper along with him. She resents being uprooted, but as she learns about the heartbreaking realties of war, Piper begins to understand that she has the power to make a difference.

DEAR AMERICA: THE FENCES BETWEEN US: The Diary of Piper Davis - Seattle, Washington, 1941 © Copyright 2011 by Kirby Larson. Reprinted with permission by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.

Dear America: The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis - Seattle, Washington, 1941
by Kirby Larson

  • Publication Date: September 1, 2010
  • Genres: Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • ISBN-10: 0545224187
  • ISBN-13: 9780545224185