Aleutian Sparrow

Aleutian Sparrow Told in the voice of a young Aleut girl this is the heartbreaking story of how a people s ancient way of life was disrupted when the U S government relocated them lo internment camps during World War

  • Title: Aleutian Sparrow
  • Author: Karen Hesse
  • ISBN: 9780807220146
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Told in the voice of a young Aleut girl, this is the heartbreaking story of how a people s ancient way of life was disrupted when the U.S government relocated them lo internment camps during World War II.

    Aleutian Sparrow Birds Reading My Way Across the USA Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse was my first book choice for Alaska, and its eponymous bird was the reason for these parallel posts on bird sightings in my book choices The Aleutian sparrow is a variety of Song Sparrow, which is described as a larger, darker variety according to the Audubon online bird guide I Aleutian Sparrow Book by Karen Hesse, Evon Zerbetz A GUIDE FOR READING GROUPS ALEUTIAN SPARROW By Karen Hesse ABOUT THE BOOK In June , Japanese forces attacked the Aleutian Islands Within days of the attack, the U.S military removed the native people of these islands to relocation centers in Alaska s southwest, supposedly for their own protection. Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse Aleutian Sparrow book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers In June , seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japa Aleutian Sparrow eBook by Karen Hesse, Evon Zerbetz In June , seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska s Aleutian Islands For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse Review BookPage A school visit to the community of Ketchikan, Alaska, inspired acclaimed children s author Karen Hesse to write Aleutian Sparrow, a poignant new novel concerning a side of Aleutian Sparrow Karen Hesse Buy Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse ISBN from s Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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    1. Karen Hesse

      Karen Hesse is an American author of children s literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction In 2002, Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship.For information, please see uscmillan author karenh

    478 thoughts on “Aleutian Sparrow”

    1. This slim volume, written in luminous free verse, tells the story of the Aleutian Evacuation during WW II. I had never heard of this episode in the USA’s history. Shortly after the Japanese attacked Attu Island in June 1942 (an attempt to distract the US Navy away from the South Pacific), the government decided that it would be “best” for the Aleutian natives living on the islands to be evacuated “for their protection.” Nearly 900 Aleuts were removed by the US government from nine vill [...]


    2. Written in poetry, this book tells the forgotten story of the forced relocation of Native Alaskan tribes during WWII. Not many Americans realize that Japanese soldiers invaded American soil, off the coast of Alaska, during WWII. For the native inhabitants of those islands, the invasion began a long ordeal of poor living conditions and discrimination.Told through the voice of a teenage Aleut girl, the story is informative, compelling, and simultaneously heart-breaking and heart-warming.I highly r [...]


    3. Karen Hesse has created a very poignant novel. I was pleased with the form of writing, terse vignettes bring a type of transcendence of the mundane, spotlighting the daily activities and subsequently infusing the prosaic with meaning. An example of this would be the use of descriptions of the preparation of meals. The writing style being focused and simple fits the form perfectly. The free verse form has an interesting effect when used to describe a story of multiple years.The author writes abou [...]


    4. My first impression of this book was that it appeared to be an easy read. However, the writing style is too sketchy. The author’s switching from log style observation to romantic poetic style description is distracting and a serious interruption to the flow of the story. The author relinquishes any responsibility for historical accuracy by stating that it “is a work based on true events.” The author does not state which events these are, so further research would have to be done by the rea [...]


    5. I like this book well enough and think that it would be a good addition to a WWII unit or poetry unit. It would also be a good way to introduce poetry and perspective. Children are more willing to write poetry when they find out that it doesn't always have to rhyme or be a specific length However, in a school setting some background knowledge would I need to provide lots of discussion time for students to work out the complex issues of intolerance, persecution, and feeling of sorry that book evo [...]


    6. This is the fictionalized account of the true event during World War II when the U.S. government relocated thousands of residents of the Aleutian Islands to the forests in southeast Alaska as told through the eyes of a young girl, Vera. They remained there for three years, and one in four died. This book should be included in any study of World War II as much as study is given to the relocation of Japanese, which has been given more attention. I never knew of this relocation or its effect on the [...]


    7. I think this is a great book to use in conjunction with a social studies lesson about WWII. The story of the Aleutians is not one commonly addressed in education, so it is a good way to show the marginalized accounts of some groups. It also offers a great basis for comparison regarding the treatment of others and the "persecution" some experienced at the hands of governments. I would not use it without background knowledge of both the time period and the people first. I also do not. I think this [...]


    8. This book is a good resource to incorporate with in a unit on WWII because it presents a culture that isn't one that is usually discussed, or known about. I am not saying that time should be spent reading the entire book, but a few key poetic versus to show what the Aleutian people went through would be helpful. Also being that is is historical fiction it would allow the students to learn about this occurence in a more interesting way. With a read aloud of just a few of the poems it may spark so [...]


    9. A beautifully written story told from the eyes of a native Aleutian teen. Adding yet another layer to the horrors of war is the little known fact about the travesties that haunted and scarred the small chain of islands off Alaska's coast called the Aleutians. In 1942, the Aleutian Islands were attacked by Japan. Vera and her family are forced to move to from their land, where they made seal-gut pants, could capture cod with their hands and gather grass for fires and medicine to a dirty, inhospit [...]


    10. The historical content included in this book was very eye opening and interesting. If poetry interests you this is an excellent choice that will keep you entertained as well as informed. Hesse uses short precise stanzas and vivid descriptions which come together to create an interesting, thought provoking read.As a teacher, if I incorporate this book into my curriculum I will use it as a segway or compliment to some other lesson. Possibly with a unit on WWII to offer other perspectives on the wa [...]


    11. Aleutian Sparrow is a historical fiction novel that illustrates the experiences of the Aleutian people when they were removed from their homeland after it was bombed by the Japanese during World War II. The novel, which is written in free verse and is narrated by a fourteen year old girl named Vera, takes one through the upheavals, the heartache, and the perseverance of her people in a time of uncertainty and desperation. The text is filled with images that bring light to the brutal experiences [...]


    12. This book was highly recommended by my friend, Cherylann as a follow up to Out of the Dust which is a special favorite of mine. Hesse does such a great job of capturing the essence of history and she does not disappoint in this book. As a result of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the distrust of Japanese, they gentle Aleuts were forced to relocate to inhospitable lands, boredom, loneliness and death from disease. This free verse novel truly captured the mistakes that history makes distrusting i [...]


    13. This historical fiction book provides another perspective about WWII and the relocation of the native Aleutians. This story is told from the perspective of a fourteen year old girl, written in free verse. Aleutian Sparrow is a quick read and the poems are well identified to tell the reader what they are about. In addition, Karen Hesse provides the reader with a map at the beginning to give the reader an idea of where the Aleutian Islands are located.This book offers itself for many lessons, such [...]


    14. This is a book that offers a different perspective of a critical historical event. It allows one to see a minority group whose experience has been marginalized. it is written in poetry form, the verses are not consistent and can either leave a lot to the imagination or provide an incomplete story. I think it depends on what you are looking at using the book for and what style you like to read. If you want to give the students an opportunity to look at perspectives or poetry, excellent choice. It [...]


    15. This book was a great use of perspective. Written in all poems, which was fantastically done, it shows the point of view of the Aleutian people who were taken from their home by their government, American government. This book would be great when learning poems, or when learning about different perspectives and teaching children to be skeptical about what is in their History books. Will be most useful if paired with an American governement article showing the government's view of them moving the [...]


    16. This book is written in poetry form from the view of Vera, a young Aleut girl. It takes place during WWII when the Aleuts were relocated to camps in Alaska. This was because the Japanese invaded the Aleutian islands.It shows some of the stuggles Vera and the other people had to go through during this time. It gives another perspective on WWII, and connects to the reader on an emotional level. It also touches on other issues the Native American groups were facings at the time. I liked that it was [...]


    17. This is a very good Historical Fiction book. There are many different spots that can be turned into a good lesson about some less talked about subjects during the world war. I think this is a nice was a introduce this to the children. I also think that this book would work well with some sort of compare and contrast with the Diary of Anne Frank. These are very similar books and I think you could make many references to each. Very good book here.


    18. This book has many excellent ways it can be applied to lessons and thematic units. It can be easily added to reading groups and book clubs during WWII units. In addition to all the possible application to its concrete time period and setting, this book can be coupled with class discussion and exploration into the power of intolerance, misunderstanding, and the command to remain authentic, and true to one’s self in the wake of sorrow, disease and a family dismantelling.


    19. I think this book was interesting because it was about the Japanese. Also it was because they went to Alaska as againa refugee. She got evacuated because of all of the war thatwas happening. So this book was also interesting because they were at a city in Japan. Also this book was very interestingbecause it felt like it was real because that actually happened in real life they brought over refugees to where ever it was safe. Soit was a really good book.


    20. It is good book for connecting social study and literature such as World War II, or Native American history. I recommend that before reading book, you can see the map of Alaska islands, or bring picture in your class. it is help for understanding this book very well.This book is like diary which is written poem, so it is easy to read; children do not get stress to read even ESL learners.


    21. This is a wonderfully written story about the Aleutian tribe, told through a young girl's point of view. She has many struggles with mother and within herself about staying true to her Aleutian tribe's way of life, or adapting to the way of life she was forced into when she and her tribe were involuntarily evacuated from their Alaskan island.


    22. This is a really short book wrote in poetry form that is really good to show this style of writing and poems. Through out the book it talks about people and distortion by other people and makes kids think about what else we are missing. It is a historicla fiction book, but provides great inofmation that can be taught in a week and be tied to history, writing, geography and reading.


    23. This is a WWII story told by a young girl about the Aleutian tribe and their relocation. The story depicts the struggle of the tribe as they try to keep their heritage and community in unfamiliar environments.


    24. I do love Alaskana, even though it's often a difficult, sad, and trying history. Hesse has an amazing ability to share such a rich history in such few words. Though this is actually fiction, there is so much truth.


    25. A heartbreaking story worth more effort than Hesse provided. She wrote a fragmented outline, leaving the potential for a good novel, but in fact it feels unfinished.


    26. This book is told through a series of poems. It is the story of Vera who lives on the Aleutian Islands off of Alaska during WWII. She is forced to leave everything she knows.


    27. Close to the trudging end. Not sure I'll persevere. Good idea, just not compelling enough writing. Update very disappointing. Too light and not much there after so many pages. :(


    28. 1. This book was sort of depressing all the way around. Beginning to end. Parts in between. Sad. Sad. Sad.2. I love learning about things that I’ve never known before, so I wish this had more background information and more at the end.3. I love the symbol of the sparrow as hope and determination.4. Vera+Alfred=4ever5. Passages I loved:“Alfred’s grandfather says, ‘Remember, we were once unparalleled hunters, men of the sea.We were the elders of the world.We had our own language, our fierc [...]


    29. American Indians in Children's Literature (great site, would recommend btw) shared a review not too long ago about a different book about Aleutian "resettlement" that they absolutely slammed (and with good reason), and at the bottom of the post there were a number of books included as alternatives to read instead of the book being reviewed. Aleutian Sparrow was on that list. I also have very fond memories of another of Karen Hesse's books from my childhood (Out of the Dust, a gift from my fourth [...]


    30. Novel in Verse, Historical Fiction, Eye-opening story of how Native Americans of the Aleutian Islands/Alaska were poorly treating by US government during WWII. A unique look at a little known piece of WWII history.A little hard to follow – the free verse poems seem to vacillate between memories and current situations. Set in Alaska, June of 1942, seven months after Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese Navy attempts to invade and occupy Alaska’s Aleutian (ah-loo-SHUN) islands, the U.S. Government [...]


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