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Author:
Paula Yoo
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Biography
In 1948, Dr. Sammy Lee became the first Asian American to win Olympic gold. But before taking the diving platform that summer, he endured discrimination, fought in the military, and became a medical doctor.
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:
Sue Kassirer
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
While visiting a whaling exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History, Emma suddenly finds herself transported back in time to a nineteenth century whaling ship.
Author:
Janet Taylor Lisle
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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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.
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.
Author:
Michael O. Tunnel
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School,High School
Genre:
Non Fiction
The diary entries of children from one particular class in an internment camp in Topaz, Utah, reveal what daily life was like for students. The entries are placed in historical context, and are accompanied by many photographs illustrating the experiences of these students and other Japanese Ameri
Author:
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This is a story of the Star-Spangled Banner through the eyes of young Caroline Pickersgill, the daughter of an important flag maker, Mary Pickersgill.
Author:
Barry Denenberg
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
The story of a 12 year old prisoner in one of America's Japanese internment camps during World War II
Author:
William Durbin
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
A young boys experience of working on the Transcontinental Railroad. (Part of the My Name Is America series)
Author:
S. A. Kramer
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
This book features brief, lively biographies of the women who have helped to shape the face of our nation--from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington to Hillary Rodham Clinton to the first First Lady of the new millennium.
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