Farewell to Manzanar

ISBN-10: 0553272586
ISBN-13: 9780553272581
Edition: 1973
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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: $6.99
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 3/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
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 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.

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.

Foreword
A Chronology
Terms Used in This Book
"What Is Pearl Harbor?"
Shikata Ga Nai
A Different Kind of Sand
A Common Master Plan
Almost a Family
Whatever He Did Had Flourish
Fort Lincoln: An Interview
Inu
The Mess Hall Bells
The Reservoir Shack: An Aside
Yes Yes No No
Manzanar, U.S.A.
Outings, Explorations
In the Firebreak
Departures
Free to Go
It's All Starting Over
Ka-ke, Near Hiroshima: April 1946
Re-entry
A Double Impulse
The Girl of My Dreams
Ten Thousand Voices

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