DIVE! by Deborah Hopkinson Blog Tour #diveblogtour

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Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 27, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0545425581

Using first-person accounts, archival materials, official Naval documents, and photographs, award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson details the deadly submarine battles that raged in the Pacific during World War II. 

divefinalcover_large2xDIVE! World War II Stories of Sailors & Submarines in the Pacific  is a teacher’s dream resource.  Weaving first-person accounts, such as,

“We heard noise over to our starboard side. . . You could see a bunch of planes coming in; nobody’s paying attention to it.  Then you could hear what seemed like thundering in the background, which actually were bombs starting to drop at that time,” Martin said.

Hopkinson expertly takes the reader back to WWII from the first bombs dropping on Pearl Harbor, to the cease fire and peace treaty in three hundred pages of exciting, informational, and all too real stories of WWII.

Not only is DIVE! an excellent resource for the content within, but also for writer’s craft.  Hopkinson takes a piece of U.S. history (which is often times very dry within text books) and transforms it into an informational text that is engaging, full of interesting language techniques.

Thanks again to Deborah Hopkinson for appearing.  For other stops on the Dive Blog Tour please check deborahhopkinson.com.