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[Read Ebook] ⛓ Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment ⚞ Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old inwhen 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 the nation'shit: Don't Fence Me InFarewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited JapaneseAmerican family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention—and of a nativeborn American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States 3.75 starsThis is the memoir of a woman who lived in a Japanese internment camp when she was very young (age 711) While the internment is a key part of the book, it’s also about family and how events like this shaped them for years to come.It’s not very long and feels like it was written for a younger audience, though Jeanne says her goal was just to make it accessible to many ages It’s kind of hard to rate.I have family in Tulelake on the OregonCalifornia border I was much older before I knew there had been an internment camp there, and I went and saw it a few years ago Not much is left Part of me can’t believe something like that could happen — Asians weren’t even allowed to become citizens until the 1950s — yet every once in a while I see on social media calls to round up “those people,” usually referring to people with different opinions.This should probably be required reading for junior high; it often is Book Blog The scene where Jeanne's mother throws her china dishes onto the floor one by one in front of a salesman who wants to buy them for an offensively low price, just because he knows she has no choice is one of the best moments of triumph of the human spirit over injustice that I have ever read I will never forget it. Rereading this as research for my writing.It was while reading this book during my Narratives of Interment course in college that one of my classmates asked the fateful question, Can we go to California? We'll see, our professor replied He shocked us all a few days later by explaining that the American Studies department would foot the bill for our class to go to Manzanar We were ecstatic It was the most moving experience I have ever had It was totally worth the red eye flight and sleepless night on our return trip, even before we boarded the bus to the camp, for we were going on the annual pilgrimage to Manzanar with former internees. Reviewed by Taylor Rector for TeensReadToo.comFAREWELL TO MANZANAR is the chilling autobiography of a JapaneseAmerican girl who survived the interment camps during World War II When I began reading this book I had no idea what the internment camps were This is a subject that not many know about and is not a very wellknown time in history Internment camps were camps that the American government put together after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor to house all of the JapaneseAmericans who lived on the west coast The people were forced to go and didn't have a choice, even if they were born in America and only had Japanese ancestry The camps were in the middle of the desert, so that the people wouldn't be able to leave At first I didn't like the book very much But as I kept reading I began to like it I can't say that I loved it, because I didn't; it's not a loving type of story I enjoyed learning about something that I knew nothing about I think all Americans should read this book so that they know that this happened It is not something that is often talked about, but it should be, so that every American citizen knows about this part that the government played in World War II.