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 bait.
According to PW's starred review, this companion to Under the Blood-Red Sun narrated by a Japanese-American soldier in the U.S. Army in 1941, "brims with memorable and haunting scenes." Ages 12-16. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.