Farewell to Manzanar

ISBN-10: 0618216200
ISBN-13: 9780618216208
Edition: 1973
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Description: During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1973
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/29/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life. At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth century"s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies.

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.

JAMES A. HOUSTON (1921-2005) is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books that portray the striking landscape of the Arctic and its strong independent people. He also produced and directed documentary films and was a master designer for New York City's Steuben Glass Company.

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
Afterword

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