- Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
- Grades 6-8
- Historical Fiction, Young Adult
- Evils of racism, Patriotism – positive side or complications, Self-preservation, War – glory, necessity, pain, tragedy
- Widely available
Historical novel aimed at middle school readers based on the true story of Nisei solders from Hawai'i who were made to serve as "bait" in a program that attempted to train dogs to recognize and attack the supposed distinctive smell of "Japanese" during World War II.