The Resource 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, (electronic resource)

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, (electronic resource)

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Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment
Title
Farewell to Manzanar
Title remainder
a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Dewey number
940.54/72/7309794
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
LC call number
E184.J3
LC item number
H63 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
standards specifications
Reading level
6.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Houston, James D
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
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  • Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center
  • Japanese Americans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • People of Color
  • 20th Century
  • Asian American
Label
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, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547528618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eeed2fea-51fb-4b88-b7b3-6470abe197c1
Publisher number
EB00046103
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857064242
Label
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, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547528618
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
eeed2fea-51fb-4b88-b7b3-6470abe197c1
Publisher number
EB00046103
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857064242

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