Nim and the War Effort
Nim, a young girl living in San Francisco's Chinatown during World War II, is determined to collect the tallest stack of newspapers to support her school's newspaper drive and the national ongoing war effort. The story and its evocative illustrations depict the cultural traditions and quiet determination of a Chinese American family trying to embrace their American identity while the country is at war with Japan.
Age Level: 6-9
Book Series: Courageous Girls: Diverse Stories for Young Readers Family Stories: Asian Pacific American Heritage Tales of Courage: Asian Pacific American Heritage World War II: Asian Pacific American Perspectives Life in the City: Books for Young Children