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Farewell to Manzanar :  a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment  Cover Image Book Book

Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston.


"In this moving memoir, Jeanne Wakatsuki recalls coming of age in Manzanar, a bleak, dusty settlement behind barbed wire. She tells of her family's struggle to adjust to life in cramped barracks, fearful and searching for purpose in their new surroundings. She describes finding a sense of normalcy in activities like glee club and baton-twirling, while armed guards loomed above in the watchtowers. 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 child who discovered what it was like to grow up a prisoner of her native country."--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781328742117
  • ISBN: 1328742113
  • Physical Description: xiv, 188 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]

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General Note:
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1973. With new afterword.
Date from page 4 of Cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
"What Is Pearl Harbor?" -- Shikata Ga Nai -- A Different Kind of Sand -- A Common Master Plan -- Almost a Family -- Whatever He Did Had Flourish -- Fort Lincoln: An Interview -- Inu -- The Mess Hall Bells -- The Reservoir Shack: An Aside -- Yes Yes No No -- Manzanar, U.S.A. -- Outings, Explorations -- In the Firebreak -- Departures -- Free to Go -- It's All Starting Over -- Ka-ke, Near Hiroshima: April 1946 -- Re-entry -- A Double Impulse -- The Girl of My Dreams -- Ten Thousand Voices -- Afterword.
Target Audience Note:
1040L Lexile.
1040L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 6.7 7 363
Subject: Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki.
Manzanar War Relocation Center.
Japanese Americans > Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps > California.
Japanese Americans > Biography.

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Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA 940.547 HOU 2017 (Text) 0002206037679 New Young Adult Books Checked out 06/26/2023

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