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Becoming American: A World War II Young Adult Novel by Callie J. Trautmiller

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Becoming American

A World War II YA Novel

Callie Trautmiller

#1 AMAZON NEW RELEASE in Teen & Young Adult Military Historical Fiction


An Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist

An Indie Book Award Finalist

A Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist-Military Category!

It’s 1941 and America is in the heat of war. When Pearl Harbor is bombed, suspicions run high and having the wrong color of skin makes you the enemy. Especially if it is Japanese skin.

Allu is a young Japanese-American girl who finds her family the target of Executive Order 9066. When her father is ripped away on suspicions of aiding the enemy, she is sent to live in the harsh conditions of Camp Manzamar with nothing more than a seed-bag of belongings. With her heritage under scrutiny, she strives to maintain hope and finds an unlikely friendship that will urge her to question her own pre-conceived judgments.

With their father gone, her brother, Robbie takes over as head of household, but struggles with a hunger for independence as he watches his friends go off to fight in World War II. When the 100th Battalion calls for replacements among camp internees, he must choose between the family he is responsible for and the sense of duty which fills his heart.

Product Details:

Hardcover: $23.99

Paperback: $14.99

Ebook: $4.99

About the Author

Callie Trautmiller resides in Wisconsin with her husband, their three children, and their dog. Both of her grandfathers served in World War II and inspired her research and writing for Becoming American, her first novel. Find Callie on social media at: CallieTrautmiller or CallieJTrautmiller or at her website:

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