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Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment

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During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.

At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.

Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth centurys 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.

About the Author

James D. Houston is the coauthor with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, of the bestselling Farewell to Manzanar, and author of six other novels, including Continental Drift, Love Life, and The Last Paradise. His nonfiction works include Californians and In the Ring of Fire: A Pacific Basin Journey. He lives in Santa Cruz, California, in the house where Patty Reed spent the last years of her life.

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Mariah Jensen, September 29, 2010 (view all comments by Mariah Jensen)
Though it is told from a child's point of view it still is very touching and you feel the pain and confusion that the Japanese felt as they were forced to stay in the containment camps. You see life before, during and after her experience inside the camp and how is always seemed to stay with her.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780618216208
Author:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Author:
Houston, James D.
Author:
Houston, James A.
Author:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Author:
Houston, James B.
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
no. 57
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.25x5.81x.76 in. .75 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life.

At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar.

Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth centurys 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.

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