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Farewell to Manzanar: a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment

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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.

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subject_facetHouston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Japanese -- United States
Japanese Americans -- Biography
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Manzanar War Relocation Center
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- California
title_displayFarewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment
title_fullFarewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston
Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment / Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
title_shortFarewell to Manzanar
title_suba true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment
topic_facetConcentration camps
Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Japanese Americans
World War, 1939-1945