A Rainbow High

Author: Sanders, Evelyn

Subjects: History; Romance; Espionage; World War II

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

Order code: 3458

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 3458S

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This story is set in San Francisco, California, against the background of World War II and its effect on the emotions and lives of young men and women. It is a beautifully told, multifaceted story of human relationships that enables high school girls to regard history as a living experience and to identify with its events through characters who personally interest them. This is a heritage romance that incorporates all the elements of good literature. 

Wendy Banister is a rich college girl who leaves school to do her bit for the war effort. She is regarded at her first meeting with Army officials as just another socialite, silly and stupid. Thereupon, she decides to hide her wealthy background. She is fluent in Japanese, and her best friend is Gina, a Japanese-American who is also wealthy. Captain Alex Mitchell is drawn to Wendy, but he cannot deal with a relationship because he is reeling from the recent death of his younger brother at Pearl Harbor.

Bud, Wendy’s older brother, is one of the first to volunteer for service after Pearl Harbor. He is drawn to Joy, Wendy’s roommate and fellow base secretary. Joy is from Nebraska and has a tight-money background. These young adults interact with one another in a vibrant way that enables readers to participate in every detail of their lives: fashions, opinions about women working, air raids and blackouts, the inside of a Japanese-American holding camp and Executive Order #90661, the America First Committee, the origin of “Rosie the Riviter,” a military hospital, battle news from abroad, the Allied and Axis alignments, and more.

A Rainbow High has action on two levels: romance and espionage. There are concurrent love stories, a triangle, a mix-up, and the question of a network of spies operating along the California coast.

This story is set in San Francisco, California, against the background of World War II and its effect on the emotions and lives of young men and women. It is a beautifully told, multifaceted story of human relationships that enables high school girls to regard history as a living experience and to identify with its events through characters who personally interest them. This is a heritage romance that incorporates all the elements of good literature. 

Wendy Banister is a rich college girl who leaves school to do her bit for the war effort. She is regarded at her first meeting with Army officials as just another socialite, silly and stupid. Thereupon, she decides to hide her wealthy background. She is fluent in Japanese, and her best friend is Gina, a Japanese-American who is also wealthy. Captain Alex Mitchell is drawn to Wendy, but he cannot deal with a relationship because he is reeling from the recent death of his younger brother at Pearl Harbor.

Bud, Wendy’s older brother, is one of the first to volunteer for service after Pearl Harbor. He is drawn to Joy, Wendy’s roommate and fellow base secretary. Joy is from Nebraska and has a tight-money background. These young adults interact with one another in a vibrant way that enables readers to participate in every detail of their lives: fashions, opinions about women working, air raids and blackouts, the inside of a Japanese-American holding camp and Executive Order #90661, the America First Committee, the origin of “Rosie the Riviter,” a military hospital, battle news from abroad, the Allied and Axis alignments, and more.

A Rainbow High has action on two levels: romance and espionage. There are concurrent love stories, a triangle, a mix-up, and the question of a network of spies operating along the California coast.

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