Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese American Evacuation


By Yoshiko Uchida

Reading Level: High School, Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Scribner 1971

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Explores the consequences of prejudice through the experience of an 11 year old girl and her family in Topaz Internment Camp


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Caldecott Medal

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