Thursday, March 13, 2008

Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp by Michael L. Cooper

Uses firsthand accounts, oral histories, and essays from school newspapers and yearbooks to tell the story of the Japanese Americans who were sent to live in government-run internments camps during World War II. - SBCL

This is a look at the first relocation camp built for Japanese evacuees living on the West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Photographs by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, as well as excerpts from diaries and journals, provide first-person accounts of life behind the barbed wire. The biography is framed by the author's participation in the 2001 Manzanar pilgrimage and serves as an introduction for all ages. - CDE

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