Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience during and after World War II Internment


By Jeanne Wakatsuki & James D. & Houston

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Bantam Books 1983

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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's memoir about her childhood experiences in Manzanar reveals not only the everyday requirements for survival in an internment camp, but also the problems that arose between members of the same family, and the struggles to rebuild their lives after internment.


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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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