Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story

by Marc Tyler Nobleman

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. mainlandTwice. 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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