MMPB, viii, p. Unless viewpoints shift drastically, a historical novel can remain relevant indefinitely. In recent decades, the United States have become more introspective, reconsidering from both a moral and a pragmatic standpoint their policy of internment and their treatment of Japanese-Americans in the aftermath of the attack—and as modern events unfold, we often find ourselves looking back to the past in general, and to this event and its aftermath in particular, comparing, contrasting, and examining for guidance.
Photos courtesy Under the Blood Red Sun. He began by asking himself a simple question: Under the Blood Red Sun was the first of several World War II-era books that Salisbury would pen—all aimed at reaching young readers, but fascinating enough to attract adult readers, as well.
The period was of special interest to Salisbury because his father, as a single man, was at Pearl Harbor on the morning the bombs fell.
He had just gotten off his ship, the USS West Virginia, and was walking away from it when Japanese planes began their assault. His father spent that day helping to put out fires and caring for the injured.
The story and characters of Under the Blood-Red Sun are universal – courage, survival and friendship - and Graham’s 15 prestigious literary awards speak to the fact that audiences around the world love his work. Under the Blood-Red Sun written by Graham Salisbury is a historically relevant novel that depicts a young boys struggles during World War II after the Pearl Harbor attack. Tomi is a ten year old Japanese-American who comes from a working family that has faced many hardships after immigrating to America/5. Breaking headlines and latest news from the UK and the World. Exclusives, live updates, pictures, video and comment from The Sun.
By then, his father had become a Navy pilot. A stunned Tomi and Billy witness the attack on Pearl Harbor from their favorite tree spot.
A gifted storyteller, Salisbury blends real-life experiences with library research and first-person interviews. Overnight, their happy, carefree lives playing baseball and climbing trees and hanging out in the woods near their homes is turned upside down with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Life for Tomi becomes especially challenging. But his friendship with Billy remains steady as a rock.
His fishing partner is killed. With his father interned, Tomi is forced to become the head of the Nakaji household: He must speak with government officials and even read English materials for his immigrant mother.
Tomi confronts the fear, harassment, hatred, bullying, and discrimination of the times as a young boy and yet with the innocent courage of a grown man. Although Tomi and Billy live within walking distance of each other, they come from different social classes.
She said she was impressed by the kinds of character values he displays. Both he and Hankins felt it was a story that needed to be told on the big screen. The Sand Island internment camp scene was filmed on a set created at Kalaeloa. Hankins tracked down Salisbury and pitched the idea.
The two then began talking about what Salisbury needed to do to transform the book into a screenplay, something he had never done before. She also introduced him to Tim Savage and the project began to pick up steam.
Filming took place over 17 days in November It was a tight production schedule necessitated by an equally tight production budget. The film still has some outstanding bills to pay, added Hankins. But the real stars of the film are the cast members and the characters they so convincingly portray.
Bryce Moore is excellent as Keet Wilson, who picks up on the anti-Japanese sentiments of his father and begins bullying Tomi, who was once his friend. Each actor brought strength to his or her role. Put them all together and you have the great film that is Under the Blood Red Sun.
In the supplemental commentary on the DVD, Savage said that finding just the right young boy to play Tomi was a six-year quest. When Kyler Sakamoto auditioned for the role, they knew immediately that they had found their Tomi. Kalama had read the book in the third grade and again as a class assignment in the sixth grade.
Kyler and Kalama were both 13 years old when the majority of the film was shot. That scene concerned Savage and Hankins because most boys between the ages of 13 and 15 change and mature dramatically, even within the short span of six months, Savage noted.
The real strength of Under the Blood Red Sun is its ability to teach by example and through the demonstration of cultural strength and sensitivity, rather than by lecturing. It can also be viewed online at www.Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury (Grades ) Literature Unit Daily Reading Journal Go beyond a simple book report.
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