Farewell to Manzanar

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Farewell to Manzanar
Author: Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
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Time Period: Modern Age
Time Frame: 1942-1945
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States
Topics: WWII
Genre: Non Fiction, Biography, Own Voices
Reading Age:Young Adult, Adult
Format: Book
Published: 1973

American History > Modern Age > WWII

During World War II a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. Among them was the Wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who was seven years old when she arrived at Manzanar in 1942, recalls life in the camp through the eyes of the child she was. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.

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