Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar

During World War II, Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family were ordered by the government to move from their home in California and go to an internment camp.She spent the duration of the war in this internment camp. This is a true story of the mass distrust of an entire ethnic group by the American government.

Very interesting. This is a historical fact that is very seldom talked about. It is true that Japanese-Americans were made to live in internment camps. It is also true that there was in reality no reason for this. These people were relocated on the suspicion that they might be disloyal to America. I imagine that the reason it is rarely mentioned is because, as a country, we should be ashamed of ourselves.

I would absolutely put this book on a reading list for a high school history class. Just think of all the wonderful discussions that could bring about! 208 pages

Recommended by Stephanie Lott, Librarian Texas

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