Illustrated by: Jennifer Kindert
Published by: East West Discovery Press
Three Years and Eight Monthsby Icy Smith
Based on true events during World War II, Three Years and Eight Months tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied American, British, and Canadian forces. The book features extensive historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation in Hong Kong from 1942 to 1945.
Book Awards: Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Winner, Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices, Benjamin Franklin Awards, Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal Winner, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Winner, etc.