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å Farewell to Manzanar ✓ Download by ↠´ James D Houston WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS I am eleven years old and I read this book for summer reading I am an advanced reader but it was very confusing because the times and years kept bouncing around It is a true story mainly about a girl, who is the youngest of ten, from a Japanese American family during World War II After the attack on Pearl Harbor, they re sent to an internment camp SPOILER ALERT Her dad is sent to jail for allegedly sending oil to Japan In the beginning of the story, Jeanne is seven years old , but she is about 35 at the end The story is set in the internment camp, middle school, high school, and home It is a very sad book, but also happy When I finished the book, I was both sad and confused I give this book three stars because the book was kind of interesting but confusing at the same time If I co Jeanne Wakatsuki Was Seven Years Old In When Her Family Was Uprooted From Their Home And Sent To Live At Manzanar Internment Camp With , 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 Thenation S Hit Don T Fence Me In Farewell to Manzanar Is 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 From The Paperback Edition A book not written, but recorded an indirect style real than our own lives This is truth a modern aufshcrei against an American ethnocentrism and xenophobia that reduced us to an adulterated and denied state no better than our Nazi nemesis There is a gray cloud hanging over the language but a youthful buoyancy and poignant nostalgia too Bittersweet, horrific, all conquering Justin Laird Weaver The WWII Japanese Internment camps represent a sad, embarrassing chapter in American history, which is probably why I never read about it during my time in school Over 110,000 Japanese people were forcibly sent to 1 of 10 camps throughout the West The majority of the internees were actually U.
S citizens, some 2nd or 3rd generation The author was only 7 when her family was bused from Los Angeles to Manzanar in a remote corner of the Eastern Sierra between Mt Whitney and Death Valley The camp wasn t even completed yet when the first internees arrived Families were assigned half of a flimsy barracks building with no walls for privacy They ate communal meals and used communal toilets.
The climate was hostile, with heavy winds howling down off of the mountains kicking up dust constantly The cold winter weather penetrated the thin tar papered walls of the barracks buildings In spite of th A personal account of how devastating it was for Japanese Americans to be rounded up and interned during WWII Previously I had only a vague notion of the facts Reading this book was like living the fear, shame, and deprivation right along with the Wakatsuki family After Pearl Harbor, when a new Federal policy labeled Japanese Americans as undesirables and exiled them to remote desert camps, the plucky Wakatsukis, and over a hundred thousand like them, struggled daily to preserve their family life and their self respect despite degrading conditions and helpless dependence on handouts As the war drew to a close the camps were shut down, but their effects on the interned Japanese Americans were lifelong and reached into the next generation I read this book with my three boys ages 13 and a pair of 12 year old twins as an adjunct to Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank I read Diary of a Young Girl as a pre read for the twins 7th grade literature assignments coming up this school year The book was dreaded by the boys but ended up being not so bad As an additional perspective on WWII, following the recommendation of the twins academic counselor, we read this book, which was very good and a bit relevant to half Chinese kids growing up in California.
Farewell to Manzanar is a memoir, written by a woman who was 7 when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor She is a Nissei, which is a first generation Japanese her father left Japan as a young man to try his luck in the U.
S The story starts with her memories of December 7, 1941, and moves through the multiple relocations and forced evacuations



I have been thinking about this book and ever since I saw the rascist, effusive film Snow Falling on Cedars My big gripe with that film was that it made the Japanese Americans look so weak and helpless without white people to rescue them from their predicament.
For those of you who disagreed with my review of that film, I strongly urge you to read or re read Farwell to Manzanar This is a frank, accurate, and at times heart breaking, true story of a Japanese family s internment in the camps The narrative contains several different threads including 1 The legal and economic injustice done to the author s family and thousands of other Japanese Americans.
2 The day to day life and survival requirements in the camps.
3 The difficulty of coping with generational differences within an interned Japanese American family.
4 The difficulties and predjudices that Japanese Americans had to overc I read this book for literature class in the seventh grade Although it wasn t my favorite book it was informative The book told of events in the US during World War II Many Japanese American families were forced to live in internment camps away from the coast The author of this book and her family were sent to Manzanar in California The FBI thought the father may be sending signals to the Japanese navy Farewell to Manzanar is an autobiography I learned a lot about the conditions these families had to endure This was a very sad and shocking time in our history.

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