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9781580897891

Desert Diary

  • ISBN 13:

    9781580897891

  • ISBN 10:

    1580897894

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/18/2020
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Inc

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Summary

A moving primary source sheds light on the experience of Japanese American children imprisoned in a World War II internment camp.

A classroom diary created by Japanese American children paints a vivid picture of daily life in a so-called "internment camp." Mae Yanagi was eight years old when she started school at Topaz Camp in Utah. She and her third-grade classmates began keeping an illustrated diary, full of details about schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, and health--as experienced from behind barbed wire. Diary pages, archival photographs, and narrative nonfiction text convey the harsh changes experienced by the children, as well as their remarkable resilience.

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