Eyes of the Emperor

Eyes of the Emperor

Eddie Okubo enlists in the US Army at the age of 17, just days before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His Japanese-American heritage will lead him into a strange world as he and his fellow Asian-American troops are transported to Cat Island in the Mississippi River and put to work with the full knowledge of President Roosevelt. Their task is to act as enemy forces as a team of dogs is tested to see if they can identify Japanese fighting men just by their smell. Based on a true experiment conducted during World War II. 256 pages

Ages 11-15

Editor's Note:  IMPRISONED: THE BETRAYAL OF JAPANESE AMERICANS IN WORLD WAR II by Martin W. Sandler is a non-fiction title that pairs well with this book...suggested by Naomi Bates.

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