Lucky Ears the True Story of Ben Kuroki

By Dr. Jean A. Lukesh

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Biography
Publisher: Fieldmouse Productions 2010

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A young reader's biography of Ben Kuroki, a Nebraska-born, Japanese American who fought very hard to become an American aerial gunner and a hero during World War II.

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.