Grenade / Alan Gratz.

By: Gratz, Alan, 1972-Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Press, 2018Edition: 1st edDescription: 270 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 9781338245691Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Juvenile fiction | Ryukyuans -- Juvenile fiction | Japanese -- Juvenile fiction | Marines -- Juvenile fiction | Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Okinawa-shi (Japan) -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan -- Okinawa Island -- Fiction | Ryukyuans -- Fiction | Japanese -- Fiction | Marines -- Fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Okinawa-shi (Japan) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: War fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.G77224 | Gr 2018Summary: On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year-old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers; small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever.
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On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year-old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers; small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever.

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