FREE Webinar: Exploring Pearl Harbor through Historical Fiction
Join the Museum for a very special commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a LIVE webinar for teachers and students across the country.
On December 6th, we will welcome Graham Salisbury, author of Under the Blood-Red Sun, for a virtual visit to share his experiences of creating the world of the Japanese-American Nakaji family and their 13-year-old son, Tomi, as they struggle with deep-seeded prejudices in Hawaii after the attack. With an estimated readership of over three million people, middle school students for over 20 years have been captured by Tomi’s courage during tough times and sense of duty to his family.
Students will learn about the Japanese motivations for the attack by exploring maps, primary sources, and oral histories. They will also have the opportunity to film video questions for Mr. Salisbury beforehand and submit their own questions live during the webinar.
This month, Mr. Salisbury is in Hawaii, writing the screenplay to turn his inspiring book into a feature length film! Track the progress of the film as they begin production. We are excited for Mr. Salisbury to share his thrill of writing novels and now a screenplay, advice for young readers and writers, and enduring messages of Under the Blood-Red Sun.
Post by Chrissy Gregg, Virtual Classroom Coordinator