Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was sent to live at Manzanar internment camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was sent to live at Manzanar internment camp. This is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.Read Less
Very Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A BANTAM BOOK. 46th PRINTING. 203 pages. The author's autobiographical account of her experiences in a Japanese internment camp in California during World War II. First published in 1973. The basis for the 1976 film adaptation of the same name, starring Yuki Shimoda, Nobu McCarthy, Mako and the late Pat Morita. A very good copy in illustrated black wrappers.
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 224 p. Audience: Young adult. Book Condition: Very good. Very slight wave but otherewise clean Inside pages clean with sharp corners. Tight binding.
Very interesting if you are interested in history. I found it quite enlightening. it made me sorry that those people had to endure the hardships we placed on them.
Dec 10, 2009
I found this book both compelling and an "easy read". I swallowed it on a long train ride. And then loaned it to a friend who found it equally compelling.
The book provides a very personal account of the effects of the United States' decision to intern thousands of innocent Japanese Americans during WWI from the eyes of an eleven-year-old in a tightly knit family, the destruction of family ties because of the internship, the destruction of her father's mental and physical health and his role as head of the family, and the lasting impact on her long after the family's release.
This book should be required reading for all 8th or 9th graders, college students, anyone whether or not they have some familiarity with the internship of those of Japanese heritage during WWI.
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