A Boy at War Questions and Answers
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In A Boy at War, what is the main conflict and the resolution?

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A huge part of the human struggle of World War II was the rage of many Americans towards Japanese Americans who were already living the country when the attack on pearl harbor occurred. The contentious nature of this prejudice is reflected in the conflict of A Boy at War, as the protagonist, Adam, has a best friend and classmate who is a Japanese American named Davi.

Adam's father, a military man, orders Adam to stop spending time with Davi. Adam, however, knows that this sort of thinking is wrong, showing an extraordinary amount of maturity and compassion for his age and circumstance. However, his...

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