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ISBN13: 9780553272581
ISBN10: 0553272586
Condition: Student Owned
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the  nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In."

Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

Synopsis:

Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was sent to live at Manzanar internment camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.

About the Author

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston live and write in Santa Cruz, California. For their teleplay for the NBC television drama based on Farewell to Manzanar, they received the prestigious Humanitas Prize.

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jhor0107, October 18, 2008 (view all comments by jhor0107)
I had to read this book for a US history class and was surprised by how much I enjoyed learning about Japanese internment life. This book gives the insight into the life of Jeanne, a young Japanese American girl forced to live in Manzanar, an internment camp in the west. I loved learning about how life was and how it was affected even after the Japanese were released.
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tiffanybeth, September 19, 2008 (view all comments by tiffanybeth)
An enthralling and captivating book that enlightens children to things that are rather complex. An ingenious way of conveying a message and a part of history.
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Shoshana, June 20, 2007 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Jeanne Watatsuki Houston recalls her family's internment in Manzanar, one of the Western camps to which Japanese citizens and non-citizens alike were evacuated after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Houston's story has a special poignancy because there were aspects of the camp that became familiar and comfortable to her. She describes her family's history before and after their years in the camp as a context for the interpersonal strains during their internment. In addition, she describes the phenomenon of not fitting in as a more general developmental issue, one made particularly acute in her case by the intersection of adolescence and racism.

Since the research shows that most people who were interned in these camps did not discuss the experience with their own children, and that those who did have only a very brief conversation about it, Houston's account is all the more important and moving. Read in conjunction with Kessler's Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family and Wiesel's Night for comparison and contrast.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553272581
Foreword:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Author:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Foreword by:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Foreword:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Author:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Author:
Jeanne Houston
Author:
Houston, James D.
Publisher:
Laurel Leaf
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Japanese
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Japanese Americans
Subject:
Ethnic - Asian American
Subject:
Concentration camps
Subject:
Manzanar War Relocation Center
Subject:
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Subject:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
Subject:
Japanese in the United States.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Laurel-leaf books
Series Volume:
737
Publication Date:
March 1983
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
6.90x4.16x.65 in. .26 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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