Styling Librarian: Pull up a chair it’s a Saturday Book Share – Three Years and Eight Months
- “Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.
- Three Years and Eight Months by Icy Smith, illustrated by Jennifer Kindert – 5th grade and up through adult – Historical Fiction picture book – Well done picture book that covers the devastation of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1942-1945 from the point of view of two boys who work to help the resistance. There are really sensitive topics throughout this book that would need to be discussed and explained to younger children, prepare for this by reading in advance. Additionally, I think this is a prime example of a powerful world-awareness title. During the story, there is a character who demonstrates empathy in an unexpected manner in addition to characters who take action to help others.
- Goodreads Summary: “Recounts the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong from 1942-1945 as Choi, a ten-year-old Chinese American boy, secretly joins the resistance and saves thousands of American, British and Canadian forces. Includes historical notes and photographs.”
- Here’s a video about the Japanese Occupation and beyond from the perspective of Hong Kong residents sharing their stories. Interesting to see original footage and listen to these perspectives as well.
About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book.
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