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Farewell to Manzanar

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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 the  nation'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.


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Keywords

  • Accessible book
  • Biography
  • Concentration camps
  • Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
  • Evacuation of civilians
  • In library
  • Japanese
  • Japanese Americans
  • Japanese in the United States
  • Juvenile literature
  • Manzanar War Relocation Center
  • Popular Print Disabled Books
  • Protected DAISY
  • World War, 1939-1945

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