2014 ALA Youth Media Awards-Nonfiction
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Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 2/25/2014
A typical American history class might overlook 79 nurses captured by the Japanese and held prisoner in the Philippines during World War II. The collective history of these remarkable women only came to light for Mary Cronk Farrell in a paper her cousin had written in nursing school.
The award-winning journalist and author hoped to do justice to their story in Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific, released by Abrams Books for Young Readers this week.