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Heroes / Alan Gratz.

Gratz, Alan, 1972- (author.).


"December 6, 1941: Best friends Frank and Stanley have it good. Their dads are Navy pilots stationed at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the boys get a front-row view of the huge battleships and the sparkling water. Yes, World War II is raging in Europe and in Asia, but the US isn't involved in the war, and the boys are free to dream about becoming comic book creators. They've even invented a superhero of their own, in the style of Batman, Superman, Captain America, and other stars of the Golden Age of Comics. Maybe they'll even get their comic published someday. December 7th, 1941: Everything explodes. That morning, Frank and Stanley are aboard the battleship the USS Utah when Japanese planes zoom overhead and begin dropping bombs on the ships below. Chaos ensues as everyone scrambles to dive for safety. Frank and Stanley realize what's happening: Japan is attacking America! The war has come to them. As the boys fight to make their way home amidst the carnage, it's clear that everything has changed. Stanley's mother is Japanese American and he is suddenly facing a terrible prejudice that he's never known before -- he's now seen as the "enemy," and Frank, who's white, cannot begin to understand what Stanley will now face. Can their friendship -- and their dreams -- survive this watershed moment in history?" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338736076
  • ISBN: 1338736078
  • Physical Description: 219 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-11 Scholastic Inc.
Grades 4-6 Scholastic Inc.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5 6 522676.
Subject: Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941 > Juvenile fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Hawaii > Juvenile fiction.
Boys > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Interracial friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Japanese Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Hawaii > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: War fiction.
Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 35 of 60 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 60 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library J GRATZ (Text) 0001012538657 JUV Fiction New Checked out 07/12/2024

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