Classroom Guide for Heroes by Ken Mochizuki
Heroes by Ken Mochizuki and illustrated by Dom Lee is a children's book set against the backdrop of the 1960s, and the conflict in Vietnam. The story explores how one family deals with the painful legacy of war. The main character is a Japanese American boy whose father and uncle served in the segregated 442nd RCT during WWII.
Themes: War, Prejudice, Heroism, Fathers and Sons, Fitting In, Japanese Americans
The classroom guide is available to download as a PDF from the linked page and includes prereading focus questions, discussion questions, suggested activities.
The Active Learner, Lee & Low Books