Farewell to Manzanar

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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston tells the true story of one spirited Japanese American family’s attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention – and of a child who discovered what it was like to grow up a prisoner of her native country. This edition of this classic of American literature is complete with an afterword by the authors from 2002. (paperback, 1973)

Acclaim for Farewell to Manzanar:

“A poignant memoir… Told without bitterness, [Wakatsuki’s] story reflects the triumph of the human spirit during an extraordinary episode in American history.” –Library Journal

“[This] book provides an often vivid, impressionistic picture of how the forced isolation affected the internees. All in all, a dramatic, telling account of one of the most reprehensible events in the history America’s treatment of its minorities.” –New York Times

“. . .a dramatic, telling account of one of the most reprehensible events in the history of America’s treatment of its minorities.” –New York Times

“A classic.” –Los Angeles Times

Other books about the internment of Japanese Americans:

Blindsided: The Life and Times of Sam Mihara, a memoir as told to Alexandra Villarreal

They Called Us Enemy, actor/author/activist George Takei’s graphic memoir with artwork by Harmony Becker

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Weight.4 lbs