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Grenade  Cover Image Book Book

Grenade / Alan Gratz.

Gratz, Alan, 1972- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338245691
  • ISBN: 1338245694
  • ISBN: 9781338318616
  • Physical Description: 270 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year-old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers; small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever.
Target Audience Note:
9-12 years
760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 7 197618.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Japan > Okinawa Island > Juvenile fiction.
Ryukyuans > Juvenile fiction.
Japanese > Juvenile fiction.
Marines > Juvenile fiction.
Survival > Juvenile fiction.
Okinawa-shi (Japan) > History > 20th century > Juvenile fiction.
Okinawa Island (Japan)
Okinawa-shi (Japan)
Genre: War fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 38 of 44 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 3 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 44 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold JF HISTORIC GRATZ (Text) 30000000003180 Juvenile Fiction Checked out 02/25/2023
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