History comes alive in this nonfiction graphic novel! Readers will follow along as the battle of Iwo Jima is detailed, from its genesis in Japanese territorial expansion in the early 1930s, to Japan's signing of the Tripartite Pact with Germany and Italy, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States's entry into World War II. The ensuing battle in the Pacific is examined, including the invasion of the strategically important island and the fierce fighting o win its control. Table of contents, maps, biographies of key players, war statistics, and a glossary and index are included. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.