GRAHAM SALISBURY BOOKS (in the same series)
HUNT FOR THE BAMBOO RAT – pub September 2014
Based on a true story. Zenji Watanabe graduates from high school in Hawaii and is recruited into the army as a translator because he speaks perfect Japanese. He is sent to Manila undercover as a civilian to gather information on the Japanese in the Philippines. If they discover his identity, he'll be executed as a traitor. When captured, he maintains that he is an American civilian, despite unthinkable torture. He also survives being lost in the jungle for months. Zenji's time behind enemy lines is grueling, and his survival is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.
HOUSE OF THE RED FISH – pub 2006
1943, one year after the end of Under the Blood-Red Sun, Tomi’s Papa and Grandpa
are still under arrest, and the paradise of Hawaii now lives in fear—waiting for another
attack, while trying to recover from Pearl Harbor. As a Japanese American, Tomi and
his family have new enemies everywhere, vigilantes who suspect all Japanese. Tomi
finds hope in his goal of raising Papa’s fishing boat, sunk in the canal by the Army on the
day of the attack. To Tomi, raising Papa’s boat is a sign of faith that Papa and Grandpa
will return. It’s an impossible task, but Tomi is determined. For just as he now has new
enemies, his struggle to raise the boat brings unexpected allies and friends.
• ALA Notable Book
• Books for the Teen Age: New York Public Library
EYES OF THE EMPEROR – pub 2005
Eddy Okubo lies about his age and joins the army in his hometown of Honolulu only
weeks before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Suddenly Americans see him as the
enemy—even the U.S. Army doubts the loyalty of Japanese American soldiers.
Then the army sends Eddy and a small band of Japanese American soldiers on a secret
mission to a small island off the coast of Mississippi. Here they are given a special job,
one that only they can do. Eddy’s going to help train attack dogs. He’s going to be the
• Parent’s Choice Silver Honor Award
• ALA Best Books for Young Adults
• New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age
• PEN USA Literary Award (finalist)
• Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction Books for Youth
NIGHT OF THE HOWLING DOGS – pub 2007
Based on a true story. On the Big Island of Hawaii, Dylan’s Scout troop hikes down into
the desolation of an ancient lava flow to camp on a small beach below the volcano.
It’s beautiful. Peaceful. But there’s a problem: Louie Domingo. He and Dylan share
a secret history, and it lies like a shark beneath the surface of everything that they
do....until the world comes apart. Foreshadowed by two mysterious howling dogs, a
disaster of unearthly proportions strikes. No one is spared its horror. But over the next
hours, Dylan learns the true meaning of leadership and the will to survive.
• New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
• Junior Library Guild Premier Selection Award
• New York Library Books for the Teen Age
• William Allen White Children’s Book Award Master List
• Mark Twain Readers Award List
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