Imagine what it would be like if you, your family and all of your friends were suddenly forced to move. Imagine what it would be like if your new home was so crowded, and the living conditions were so terrible that 1 out of every 4 people you knew died.

Now, imagine that it was our government, the Government of the United States of America that had forced these horrible changes on you. What you are imaging did happen. It happened to the people of the Aleutian Islands. It is a dark and seldom shared moment in American History. The disturbing way that American’s treated some of their own people during WWII is revealed through heartbreaking verses in Aleutian Sparrow by Karen Hesse.