Synopsis: In 1941, the surprise Japanese attack on Hawaii brought America into World War II. In 1942, the Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita brought World War II into America. He launched a two-seater plane from a submarine…by a catapult…and bombed the U.S. mainland. Twice. He was the first (and still-only) person to do so. But it was what happened 20 years after the war that is most surprising…
Themes: forgiving/accepting an apology, tolerance, risk, reconciliation, redemption, Japanese culture
Notability: Orbis Pictus Honor Book; multiple “best of the year” lists; “Moving”—New York Times
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