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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:
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:
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:
Joanne Oppenheim
Reading Level:
Adult,High School,Middle School
Genre:
Biography
The biography of Stanley Hayami, a Japanese American internee and soldier, told through his diary and letters
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Awards:

A wrenching WWII novel traces the relationship between two 13-year-old American boys and a German-born Expressionist painter reputed to be a spy. The intimate first-person narrative brings universal themes of prejudice and loss to a personal level.
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