Farewell to Manzanar

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Farewell to Manzanar

By Jeanne Houston; James D. Houston

Ember, Paperback, 9780307976079, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Description
Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 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 #1 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.



About the Author
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston live and write in Santa Cruz, California. For their teleplay for the NBC television drama based on Farewell to Manzanar, they received the prestigious Humanitas Prize. From the Paperback edition.


Praise For Farewell to Manzanar

"An extraordinary episode in American history." - Library Journal


From the Paperback edition.

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