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Author:
Ellen Levine
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
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Japanese Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of being forced from their homes, and their ability to make the prisons more livable despite oppressive conditions.
Author:
Ken Mochizuki
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

Bilingual:
Yes
Told by a Japanese American boy, this story shows how baseball made life in the internment camps more bearable for many Japanese Americans. This first-person narrative candidly exposes the hardships that Japanese Americans experienced before, during, and after internment.
Author:
Marlene Shigekawa
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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While a young boy named Junior and his family are interned in Arizona during World War II, Junior receives a gift from his grandfather that instills in him hope and perseverance.
Author:
Joanne Oppenheim, Joanne
Reading Level:
Adult,High School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A chronicle of the correspondence between California librarian Clara Breed and young Japanese American internees during World War II
Author:
Jeanne Wakatsuki
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
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.
Author:
Rick Noguchi
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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After World War II, a young girl named Mariko and her family are finally allowed to leave the internment camp. They are faced with many difficulties while trying to rebuild their lives as free citizens.
Author:
Jerry Stanley
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
Based on interviews and personal recollections, this book intertwines the experiences of Shi Nomura, a high school senior about to propose to his girlfriend, with the larger historical narrative of Japanese internment.
Author:
Michael Cooper
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A close look at life in Manzanar Relocation Camp through diaries, journals, memoirs, photographs, and news accounts
Author:
Eve Bunting
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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A young girl and her family visit her grandfather's grave at Manzanar War Relocation Camp to say good-bye one last time. Color and black-and-white illustrations bring to life the story of the internment of Japanese Americans.
Author:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
Emi, a young Japanese American, realizes that although she is forced to leave her home and school, she will always have the memories of her friends in her heart.
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