FROM LEFT: STEPHEN BLUE FOR TIME FOR KIDS; MATT MCKEE

Lois Lowry is one of America’s most celebrated authors. In the course of her career, she’s published more than 30 books.

Lowry’s latest is On the Horizon. It’s her first work of poetry. “When I sat down to begin to write about the things in the book, they sort of floated up in my imagination . . . and they wanted to be written in a different way,” she told TFK Kid Reporter Nora Wilson-Hartgrove.

On the Horizon is about World War II. It describes soldiers in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and ordinary people in Hiroshima, Japan. The book also tells of kids who lived through the conflict. One was Lowry. She grew up in Hawaii and Japan. On the Horizon challenges readers to reflect on war and imagine a world without it.