Farewell to Manzanar

ISBN-10: 0307976076
ISBN-13: 9780307976079
Edition: 2012
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 2/14/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

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 Manzanaris 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.

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston live and write in Santa Cruz, California. For their teleplay for the NBC television drama based onFarewell to Manzanar,they received the prestigious Humanitas Prize. From the Paperback edition.

James D. Houston is the author of "Continental Drift" & six other novels, & of several nonfiction works, including "Farewell to Manzanar", coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

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