Learn more about the infamous day in United States' history, December 7, 1941, with What Was Pearl Harbor? Simply written for kids, this edition in the What Was . . . ? series takes readers back in time and dives in to the important people and places of the Pearl Harbor attack. Includes illustrations, maps, plus real photographs. Timeline of World War II and a bibliography are featured in the back.
A terrifying attack!
On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.
Patricia Brennan Demuth is an educator and children's book author. She has authored Who Is Bill Gates? and several titles for young readers, including many books in the leveled reader program for Penguin Young Readers.