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Author:
Harry Mazer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A 14 year old boy moves with his family to California after his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor
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:
Paul Fleishman
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human face to history. The result is at once intimate and sweeping, a heartbreaking and remarkably vivid portrait of the Civil War and war itself.
Author:
Patricia Beatty
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Twelve-year-old Charley Quinn loves the excitement and the gang fighting that are part of his life in New York City's Bowery in 1864. When his sister's fiance threatens to send him to an orphanage, Charley runs off with Union army enlistees and is taken on in Virginia as a drummer boy.
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:
Yoshiko Uchida
Reading Level:
High School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
After their release from a Japanese internment camp, a young girl and her family try to rebuild their life
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