Farewell to Manzanar
- Authors:Jeanne HoustonJames D. Houston
- Brand:Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):6.2 x 0.6 x 8.1
- Publication Date:February 14, 2012
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In."
Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.
From the Paperback edition.
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