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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:
Petra Press
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An account of immigration from the 1600s to present.
Author:
Pieter Van Raven
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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The novel is appropriately grim and conveys the hopes and disillusionments of families migrating to California during the Depression. Van Raven's descriptions of such things as the labor of orange picking or the emptiness of the dusty and forlorn great plains are on target as is his telling of th
Author:
Harold Holzer
Reading Level:
Middle School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A collection of writings beginning with rhymes in the margins of young Abe's arithmetic book and ending with official and unofficial words from the presidential years.
Author:
Laurence Yep
Reading Level:
Middle School,High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
Yep brings together 25 talented writers, each with a different story about the Asian American experience.
Author:
Jeanette Winter
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School,Pre-School
Genre:
Fiction
Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.
Author:
Deborah Hopkinson
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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Description of a family's journey from Iowa to Oregon in the 1800s and their transport of plants and seedlings and the requisite hardships they experience on the Oregon Trail.
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
Awards:

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.
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