Nim And The War Effort by Milly LeeNim And The War Effort by Milly Lee

Nim And The War Effort

byMilly LeeIllustratorYangsook Choi

Paperback | April 1, 2002

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"Details place the affecting story in a real, not idealized, America." --Kirkus Reviews

"It's the last day of the newspaper drive and Nim, a Chinese-American girl in San Francisco during World War II, is determined to win. Her nearest rival has cheated. Undaunted, she leaves Chinatown and walks up Nob Hill after school, determined to find more scrap newspaper. Nim's sweet seriousness and ingenuity are captured in the text and in the luminous, grave illustrations." --The New York Times Book Review

"Based on the author's childhood memories, Nim's story celebrates the patriotism of Asian family members in embracing their new home and country and their efforts to maintain their cultural traditions. A fine addition." -- School Library Journal

Nim and the War Effort is a 1997 New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year.

Milly Lee grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown. She is a retired school librarian and lives in Sonoma County, California. Yangsook Choi grew up in Korea and holds an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she now lives.
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Title:Nim And The War EffortFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 1, 2002Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374455066

ISBN - 13:9780374455064

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I always keep an eye out for historical kids books, so this one caught my eye right away. Overall, it was not a bad book and the illustrations were interesting. It does not go in-depth into the war, but gives you a peak the daily life at the time. This would be a good book to introduce the topics of war, racism, and different cultures.
Date published: 2017-05-28

Editorial Reviews

"Based on the author's childhood memories, Nim's story celebrates the patriotism of Asian family members in embracing their new home and country and their efforts to maintain their cultural traditions. A fine addition." - School Library Journal