The Children of Topaz (Revised Color Edition) (Paperback)

The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp Based on a Classroom Diary

By Michael O. Tunnell

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781468078176, 82pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2011

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The diary of a third-grade class of Japanese-American children being held with their families in an internment camp during World War II.

About the Author

Michael O. Tunnell is a professor of children's literature and the author of a number of books for young readers, including Mailing May, The Joke's on George, The Children of Topaz, Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot," and Wishing Moon. He has also written several professional books in the field of education, including the college textbook Children's Literature, Briefly (with James Jacobs). Earlier in his life, Michael Tunnell taught twelve years in the public schools, as both an elementary school teacher and as a junior high school reading teacher and media specialist. Michael Tunnell is married and has four grown children and six grandchildren. He lives in Orem, Utah. To find out more about Michael Tunnell and his books, visit his website (www.michaelotunnell. com).