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Farewell to Manzanar
by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston


Overview - 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 thenation'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 .  Read more...


 
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Overview
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 thenation'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.

From the Paperback edition."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307976079
  • ISBN-10: 0307976076
  • Publisher: Ember
  • Publish Date: February 2012
  • Page Count: 208
  • Reading Level: Ages 12-UP


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