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  1. Farewell to Manzanar
    Farewell to Manzanar
    Farewell to Manzanar
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  2. Farewell to Manzanar

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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.

Specifications

Country
USA
Binding
Hardcover
Brand
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
EAN
9780618216208
ISBN
0618216200
Label
HMH Books for Young Readers
Manufacturer
HMH Books for Young Readers
MPN
9780618216208
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
208
PartNumber
9780618216208
PublicationDate
2002-04-29
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
ReleaseDate
2002-04-29
Studio
HMH Books for Young Readers
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