Ever since she can remember, Bird has loved flying in small propeller airplanes with her mechanic dad. When the local airstrip is turned into a military flight school, Bird is in heaven—and she manages to turn one young airman’s interest in her older sister into some personal flight lessons. Then a young Japanese American student named Kenji Fujita joins Bird’s class, and the entire school seems to be convinced that he’s a spy, a secret agent, or at the very least, that he and his uncle want the Japanese to win. But through a class project, Bird and Kenji befriend each other and accidentally discover real spy activity in the area. So begins an adventure that will shake the town and may even change the future of the United States.
©2013 Michael Ferrari (P)2013 AudioGO
“Takes readers on a high-flying, nail-biting historical adventure that is uplifting and just good fun…Readers will be anxious to learn the fate of these two daring kids and the spy they are determined to derail.” (Publishers Weekly)
“In this exciting story, Michael Ferrari creates a compelling heroine who will inspire and enchant young readers.” (Children’s Literature)
“Well-developed characters make this story of friendship amid hostilities shine… this action-packed first novel is full of engaging twists and turns, and readers learn about the injustices done to many Japanese Americans during World War II.” (School Library Journal)
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