DORINDA NICHOLSON

“PEARL HARBOR CHILD”

REVIEWS

Out of the wreckage of World War II emerged these wounded and bloodied veterans. This is their incredible story, the story of the healing of those wounds.

We must work together to understand each other.

I want kids to understand that you don’t have to hate forever . . .

I discovered Dorinda Nicholson’s book, Pearl Harbor Child, when I was researching my children’s novel, War on a Sunday Morning, which is set during the Pearl Harbor attack. I found Nicholson’s book to be a treasure trove of information on life as a child before, during, and after the infamous attack on December 7, 1941. The book is filled with first-hand memories, great pictures, and the kinds of time-period details that will capture and hold the attention of young readers seeking to learn more about our nation’s wartime history. This book is essential for teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone hoping to introduce the children in their lives to one of the most important events in American history. I highly recommend this book.

I have chosen your story, Pearl Harbor Child and Pearl Harbor Warriors, as the literature focus. I was truly inspired by your story and would like to share them with our school groups and community.

Her books exemplify the best in non-fiction writing. A compelling story in tandem with an inspiring message combine to create a tale that opens both heart and mind. They will touch you as few books can—a must for every classroom.

I’ve been teaching WWII history for 12 years, and Pearl Harbor Child is the first book that has been meaningful to my students.

The account of the events of December 7th and the aftermath is told with directness and simplicity, and has a child-engaging attention to detail ... always sticking to the story as it happened then.

You kept us spellbound with your personal recollection of the events related to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The core of the book is her on-the-spot account of the bombing, temporary evacuation, and war years … as she remembers the terror, the tragic mistakes of friendly fire and the suffering.

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