On the Horizon by Lois Lowry
Length: 80 pages
Audiobook Length: 38 minutes
First Published: 2020
Lois Lowry looks back at history through a personal lens as she draws from her own memories as a child in Hawaii and Japan, as well as from historical research, in this stunning work in verse for young readers.
On the Horizon tells the story of people whose lives were lost or forever altered by the twin tragedies of Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima. Based on the lives of soldiers at Pearl Harbor and civilians in Hiroshima, On the Horizon contemplates humanity and war through verse that sings with pain, truth, and the importance of bridging cultural divides. This masterful work emphasizes empathy and understanding in search of commonality and friendship, vital lessons for students as well as citizens of today’s world. Kenard Pak’s stunning illustrations depict real-life people, places, and events, making for an incredibly vivid return to our collective past.
In turns haunting, heartbreaking, and uplifting, On the Horizon will remind readers of the horrors and heroism in our past, as well as offer hope for our future.
About Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry is the author of more than forty books for young adults. She is best known for her novels Number the Stars, and The Giver. Her children’s book On the Horizon draws on her childhood in Hawaii and Japan. She currently divides her time between Maine and Florida. Visit the author’s website →