What was life like on the homefront
during World War II?
This collection of poems about an American family
helps teen readers understand
for Language Arts
& Social Studies
What was life like on the homefront
during World War II?
This collection of poems about an American family
helps teen readers understand
Constance Alexander
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This collection of new and found poems document a typical
American family whose son, Johnny, is a soldier during WWII.
Told mostly from the perspective of Johnny's sister, with some
passages from advertisements and announcements of the era or
from letters Johnny writes home,
KILROY WAS HERE puts a face
on war from the perspective of both the soldier and the family he
leaves behind. With humor and heartbreak in equal measure,
Constance Alexander draws the reader right into those trying
times. The result, historian James Klotter says, "reminds us of
the costs of war, for those who do not survive, and for those who
do."
KILROY WAS HERE is based in large part on a real WWII
soldier whose family lived in Louisville.















ISBN  978-1-934894-10-1