From two-time Newbery medalist and living legend Lois Lowry comes a moving account of the lives lost in two of WWII's most infamous events: Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. With evocative black-and-white illustrations by SCBWI Golden Kite Award winner Kenard Pak.
Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as fromhistorical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers.
On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of PearlHarbor and Hiroshima. Basedonthe lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizoncontemplates humanity and warthroughversethat singswith pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides.
This masterful work emphasizesempathy and understandingin search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for studentsas well as citizens of today'sworld.Kenard Pak'sstunning illustrations depictreal-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return toour collective past.
In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.
Illustrated by:Pak Kenard Pak
Imprint:HMH Books for Young Readers
Published:7 Apr 2020
History & the past: general interest (Children's / Teenage),