Four-Four-Two

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Product Number: Z12426
Released: Nov 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501926877
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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From the author of Soldier Boys and Search and Destroy comes a thought-provoking, action-packed story based on the little-known history of the Japanese Americans who fought with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II. Yuki Nakahara is an American. But it's the start of World War II, and America doesn't see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn't willing to sit back and accept this injustice-it's his country too, and he's going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies. When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren't prepared for the experiences they'll encounter as members of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home-if he returns home-he'll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew possible.

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Author(s): Dean Hughes
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number C04449
Released: Oct 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501926815
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Author(s): Dean Hughes
Product Number EB00635957
Released: Nov 08, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781481462549
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Class Set
Author(s): Dean Hughes
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number 3M0998
Released: Oct 22, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501943454
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Dean Hughes
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
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ISBN: #9781501943461
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Dean Hughes
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
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Released: Oct 22, 2016
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ISBN: #9781501943478
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Dean Hughes
Product Number 4T1094
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Dean Hughes
Product Number 160947
Released: Aug 30, 2016
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Publisher: Athenium
ISBN: #9781481462525

Professional reviews

"During WWII, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, composed solely of Japanese-American soldiers, became one of the fiercest and most highly decorated units in the U.S. Army. Finding a fine vocal balance between youthful confidence and understandable apprehension, narrator Kirby Heyborne completely draws the listener into the story of two Japanese-American men, boys really, who leave the poverty and indignity of the internment camps to join the army. In the battle scenes Heyborne's voice captures the heroism that these forgotten patriots showed on a daily basis. His voice shines even more brightly when describing the personal drive it took to insist that they not to be left behind when it came to serving their country and honoring their families back home. B.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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