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Four-Four-Two - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Friday, June 30! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"Four-Four-Two" by Dean Hughes


“Yuki Nakahara is an American.


But it’s the start of World War II, and America doesn’t see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn’t willing to sit back and accept this injustice — it’s his country too, and he’s going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies.


When Yuki and his friend Shig ship out, they aren’t prepared for the experiences they’ll encounter as members of the “Four-Four-Two,” a segregated regiment made up entirely of Japanese-American soldiers. Before Yuki returns home — if he returns home — he’ll come face to face with persistent prejudices, grueling combat he never imagined, and friendships deeper than he knew possible.


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


Mapping Literary Utah’s page on Dean Hughes:


Go For Broke National Education Center:


The National World War 2 Museum and its article on the 442nd regiment:


History.com’s page on Japanese internment camps during WWII:


Archives.gov’s page on Japanese internment, including primary sources:

Included as well: a Four-Four-Two word search, a quotations puzzle, and a crossword puzzle.






We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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