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The years after World War II were difficult for the people of Berlin, Germany. Lieutenant Gail "Hal" Halvorsen wanted to help. Hal began a secret mission to give the children of Berlin hope in the form of chocolate and gum dropped in mini parachutes from his airplane. He became the Chocolate Pilot--and a hero in their hearts. This social studies book engages students in learning about history through dynamic primary sources. It includes text features that help students increase reading comprehension and their understanding of the subject. Packed with interesting facts, sidebars, and important vocabulary, this book is perfect for reports or projects.