This Land We Call Home

Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Heinemann Education, Reed Publishers (NZ),Nitty Gritty Novel Series 2, 2007

ISBN 978-1-86970-591-6

Winner: 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award (Young Adult category)

It is 1941 in rural California. Paula Harmon and Ken Nishimura have been friends and neighbours for as long as they can remember. But around them racial tension mounts as World War II intensifies and Pearl Harbor is bombed. Suddenly, Ken and his family are considered enemies in their own country. Paula and Ken’s friendship is tested and their lives changed forever by the horrifying events that follow…

Read a 4-Star Review in CM Magazine.
One of Resouce Links’ Years’ Best 2009.

Order this book from Pearson Education or from Alison.

Alison Lohans reads from This Land We Call Home at the launch at Book & Brier Patch.


4 thoughts on “This Land We Call Home

    • Hi, Isabelle! How lovely to hear that you enjoyed This Land We Call Home, so much!
      The dog’s name is Prince.
      At the moment I’m 5 chapters into a sequel, where Ken’ichi comes home (basically, where the first book leaves off). Prince is in “Free to Come Home” as well.
      I don’t have a publisher for this one, so it may be a while….!
      Thanks so much for getting in touch 🙂


    • Hi, Madysonn – Thanks so very much for your kind words about This Land We Call Home!
      That book is very dear to my heart, and your comment has gotten my day off to a lovely start.
      Isn’t it amazing how reading opens up all sorts of new worlds to us? Enjoy! 🙂


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