Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Welcome to Our Blog!

This post just welcomes you to the site. We are so excited to read this book and get started. 

"Hating the Japanese was simple before she met Sogoji.

Pearl Harbor was bombed on Hazel Anderson’s birthday and she’s been on the lookout for enemies ever since. She scours the skies above Mount Hood with her binoculars, hoping to make some crucial observation, or uncover the hideout of enemy spies. 

But what she discovers instead is a 15-year-old orphan, hiding out, trying to avoid being sent to an internment camp. Sogoji was born in America. He’s eager to help Hazel with the war effort. Is this lonely boy really the enemy?
In this thought-provoking story of patriotism, loyalty, and belonging, Hazel must decide what it means to be a true American and a true friend." -


  1. Very excited to join Franklin 4th graders as we read My Friend the Enemy together.

  2. Looking forward to this project! The WWII era was one of my favorite periods to study.

  3. I'm excited to read this book again with Carly and her friends.

  4. So far a good book. We did the same exact thing with Bud Not Buddy so it's basically like a re-run but with a different book.

  5. So excited to read this great book with all my GT friends! Love the book!