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Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Watatsuki Houston and James D Houston

At the end of 1941 the world turned upside down after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. A short 2 months later, thousands of Japanese-Americans and their immigrant parents were forced out of their west coast homes and into poorly-made internment camps. Jeanne Watatsuki Houston was among the issei and nisei who were sent to Manzanar. Through the eyes of 7 year old Jeanne, we’re able to see the impacts of internment on the Japanese community as they faced intense discrimination from without and cultural division from within. This book is perfect for those who appreciated the Diary of Anne Frank and interested in a forgotten time in American history.

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