Mandy the Outsider: Prelude to the Second World War (1939) (Sisters in Time #22)

by Norma Jean Lutz

Paperback, 2004


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J SIT WA 1939



Barbour Books (2004), 144 pages


In 1939, in Seattle, Washington, as the Japanese invasion of China increases general hostility towards Japanese Americans, nine-year-old Mandy finds the adjustment to her new school as well as the prejudice against her Asian friends extremely difficult to bear.

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Time Period: 1939 Ten-year old Mandy McMichael doesn't fit in at her new school in Seattle. She's very smart, but the in crowd teases her so much she decides to play dumb to quiet their taunts. Then there's her friendship with a Japanese family-and in 1939, with the world on the brink of war, hers
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is not a popular position. Using actual historical events to tell a compelling fictional story, Mandy the Outsider is a poignant tale of a girl balancing her desire for acceptance with her need to do right, and to be who God wants her to be.
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144 p.; 8.36 inches


1593103530 / 9781593103538


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