Farewell to Manzanar
A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II InternmentBook - 1974
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 Manzanaris 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.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1974, c1973.
Branch Call Number: 940.54 Houston
Characteristics: xiii, 145 p. ;,18 cm.
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