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Eleven-year-old Joe Hanada's world falls apart when Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor. When the government orders people of Japanese heritage living on the West Coast to move to internment camps, Joe turns to the journal his father gave him to record his thoughts and feelings.

Synopsis:

Eleven-year-old Joe Hanada likes playing basketball with his best friend, Ray, writing plays and stories, and thinking about the upcoming Christmas holiday. But his world falls apart when Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor. His country goes to war. The FBI takes his father away. And neighbors and friends in his hometown near Seattle begin to suspect Joe, his family, and all Japanese Americans of spying for the enemy.

When the government orders people of Japanese heritage living on the West Coast to move to internment camps, Joe turns to the journal his father gave him to record his thoughts and feelings. Writing journal entries and haiku poetry offers some relief as Joe struggles to endure life in Tule Lake War Relocation Campand#151;days filled with boredom, concern for his father, and worry for his brother, who joins the American army to prove the bravery and loyalty of Japanese American citizens. Thin Wood Walls is a powerful story of a boy who grows up quickly in a changed world.

About the Author

David Patneaude was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, but has spent most of his life in and around Seattle, Washington, where parts of Thin Wood Walls take place. Stories a friend's family told him about their internment during World War II inspired him to research and write this story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618342907
Author:
Patneaude, David
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Asian American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States.
Subject:
Family - Parents
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 20th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
18445
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.26x5.84x.93 in. .93 lbs.
Age Level:
10-12

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Eleven-year-old Joe Hanada likes playing basketball with his best friend, Ray, writing plays and stories, and thinking about the upcoming Christmas holiday. But his world falls apart when Japanese planes bomb Pearl Harbor. His country goes to war. The FBI takes his father away. And neighbors and friends in his hometown near Seattle begin to suspect Joe, his family, and all Japanese Americans of spying for the enemy.

When the government orders people of Japanese heritage living on the West Coast to move to internment camps, Joe turns to the journal his father gave him to record his thoughts and feelings. Writing journal entries and haiku poetry offers some relief as Joe struggles to endure life in Tule Lake War Relocation Campand#151;days filled with boredom, concern for his father, and worry for his brother, who joins the American army to prove the bravery and loyalty of Japanese American citizens. Thin Wood Walls is a powerful story of a boy who grows up quickly in a changed world.

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