finished a while ago, but worth the wait …

Farewell to Manzanar
Jeanne W. Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston—Farewell to Manzanar

Imagine waking up one day and suddenly being declared an “enemy” of the county where you were born—the country that is the only home that you’ve ever known.  This is the exact situation faced by many of the approximately 120,000 Japanese immigrants and their Japanese-American children sent to internment camps shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during WWII.  Farewell to Manzanar is an extremely powerfully memoir chronicling her family’s journey after 7-year-old Jeanne Wakatsuki and her entire family are uprooted from their rather “all American” lives and sent to live at the Manzanar internment camp in the desolate and arid Owens Valley in California. 

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