Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar
Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston,James D. Houston
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307976076
ISBN 13: 9780307976079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farewell to Manzanar Book Review:

The American-born author describes her family's experience and impressions when they were forced to relocate to a camp for the Japanese in Owens Valley, California, during World War II.

Farewell to Manzanar

Farewell to Manzanar
Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston,James D. Houston
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-04-29
ISBN 10: 0547528612
ISBN 13: 9780547528618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farewell to Manzanar Book Review:

During World War II a community called Manzanar was hastily created in the high mountain desert country of California, east of the Sierras. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese American internees. One of the first families to arrive was the Wakatsukis, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. For Jeanne Wakatsuki, a seven-year-old child, Manzanar became a way of life in which she struggled and adapted, observed and grew. For her father it was essentially the end of his life. At age thirty-seven, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston recalls life at Manzanar through the eyes of the child she was. She tells of her fear, confusion, and bewilderment as well as the dignity and great resourcefulness of people in oppressive and demeaning circumstances. Written with her husband, Jeanne delivers a powerful first-person account that reveals her search for the meaning of Manzanar. Farewell to Manzanar has become a staple of curriculum in schools and on campuses across the country. Last year the San Francisco Chronicle named it one of the twentieth century’s 100 best nonfiction books from west of the Rockies. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.

Remembering Manzanar

Remembering Manzanar
Author: Michael L. Cooper
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780618067787
ISBN 13: 0618067787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering Manzanar Book Review:

Uses firsthand accounts, oral histories, and essays from school newspapers and yearbooks to tell the story of the Japanese Americans who were sent to live in government-run internments camps during World War II.

Impounded

Impounded
Author: Dorothea Lange
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN 10: 9780393330908
ISBN 13: 0393330907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Impounded Book Review:

A stunning array of nearly 120 photographs originally censored by the U.S. Army, many of which have never been published, captures the stark reality of the internment camps and the lives of the Japanese-American citizens who were rounded up and forced into the camps following Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Snow Mountain Passage

Snow Mountain Passage
Author: James D. Houston
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 030742782X
ISBN 13: 9780307427823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Mountain Passage Book Review:

Snow Mountain Passage is a powerful retelling of the most dramatic of our pioneer stories—the ordeal of the Donner Party, with its cast of young and old risking all, its imprisoning snows, its rumors of cannibalism. James Houston takes us inside this central American myth in a compelling new way that only a novelist can achieve. The people whose dreams, courage, terror, ingenuity, and fate we share are James Frazier Reed, one of the leaders of the Donner Party, and his wife and four children—in particular his eight-year-old daughter, Patty. From the moment we meet Reed—proud, headstrong, yet a devoted husband and father—traveling with his family in the "Palace Car," a huge, specially built covered wagon transporting the Reeds in grand style, the stage is set for trouble. And as they journey across the country, thrilling to new sights and new friends, coping with outbursts of conflict and constant danger, trouble comes. It comes in the fateful choice of a wrong route, which causes the group to arrive at the foot of the Sierra Nevada too late to cross into the promised land before the snows block the way. It comes in the sudden fight between Reed and a drover—a fight that exiles Reed from the others, sending him solo over the mountains ahead of the storms. We follow Reed during the next five months as he travels around northern California, trying desperately to find means and men to rescue his family. And through the amazingly imagined "Trail Notes" of Patty Reed, who recollects late in life her experiences as a child, we also follow the main group, progressively stranded and starving on the Nevada side of the Sierras. Snow Mountain Passage is an extraordinary tale of pride and redemption. What happens—who dies, who survives, and why—is brilliantly, grippingly told. From the Hardcover edition.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
Author: Jamie Ford
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-01-27
ISBN 10: 0345512502
ISBN 13: 9780345512505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Book Review:

BONUS: This edition contains a Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet discussion guide and an excerpt from Jamie Ford's Songs of Willow Frost. "Sentimental, heartfelt….the exploration of Henry’s changing relationship with his family and with Keiko will keep most readers turning pages...A timely debut that not only reminds readers of a shameful episode in American history, but cautions us to examine the present and take heed we don’t repeat those injustices."-- Kirkus Reviews “A tender and satisfying novel set in a time and a place lost forever, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet gives us a glimpse of the damage that is caused by war--not the sweeping damage of the battlefield, but the cold, cruel damage to the hearts and humanity of individual people. Especially relevant in today's world, this is a beautifully written book that will make you think. And, more importantly, it will make you feel." -- Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain “Jamie Ford's first novel explores the age-old conflicts between father and son, the beauty and sadness of what happened to Japanese Americans in the Seattle area during World War II, and the depths and longing of deep-heart love. An impressive, bitter, and sweet debut.” -- Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II. As Henry looks on, the owner opens a Japanese parasol. This simple act takes old Henry Lee back to the 1940s, at the height of the war, when young Henry’s world is a jumble of confusion and excitement, and to his father, who is obsessed with the war in China and having Henry grow up American. While “scholarshipping” at the exclusive Rainier Elementary, where the white kids ignore him, Henry meets Keiko Okabe, a young Japanese American student. Amid the chaos of blackouts, curfews, and FBI raids, Henry and Keiko forge a bond of friendship–and innocent love–that transcends the long-standing prejudices of their Old World ancestors. And after Keiko and her family are swept up in the evacuations to the internment camps, she and Henry are left only with the hope that the war will end, and that their promise to each other will be kept. Forty years later, Henry Lee is certain that the parasol belonged to Keiko. In the hotel’s dark dusty basement he begins looking for signs of the Okabe family’s belongings and for a long-lost object whose value he cannot begin to measure. Now a widower, Henry is still trying to find his voice–words that might explain the actions of his nationalistic father; words that might bridge the gap between him and his modern, Chinese American son; words that might help him confront the choices he made many years ago. Set during one of the most conflicted and volatile times in American history, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is an extraordinary story of commitment and enduring hope. In Henry and Keiko, Jamie Ford has created an unforgettable duo whose story teaches us of the power of forgiveness and the human heart.

Looking Like the Enemy

Looking Like the Enemy
Author: Mary Matusda Gruenewald
Publsiher: Newsage Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780939165582
ISBN 13: 0939165589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking Like the Enemy Book Review:

Mary Matsuda is a typical 16-year-old girl living on Vashon Island, Washington with her family. On December 7, 1942, the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, and Mary's life changes forever. Mary and her brother, Yoneichi, are U.S. citizens, but they are imprisoned, along with their parents, in a Japanese-American internment camp. Mary endures an indefinite sentence behind barbed wire in crowded, primitive camps, struggling for survival and dignity. Mary wonders if they will be killed, or if they will one day return to their beloved home and berry farm. The author tells her story with the passion and spirit of a girl trying to make sense of this terrible injustice to her and her family. Mary captures the emotional and psychological essence of what it was like to grow up in the midst of this profound dislocation, questioning her Japanese and her American heritage. Few other books on this subject come close to the emotional power, raw honesty, and moral significance of this memoir. This personal story provides a touchstone for the young student learning about World War II and this difficult chapter in U.S. history.

Snow Falling on Cedars

Snow Falling on Cedars
Author: David Guterson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-08-17
ISBN 10: 1408806762
ISBN 13: 9781408806760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snow Falling on Cedars Book Review:

He saw the soft cedars of San Piedro Island, its high, rolling hills, the low mist that lay in long streamers against its beaches, the whitecaps riffling its shoreline. The moon had risen already behind the island – a quarter moon, pale and indefinite, as ethereal and translucent as the wisps of cloud that travelled the skies. A fisherman is found dead in the net of his boat off the coast of a North American island. When a local Japanese-American man is charged with his murder, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than one man's guilt. For on San Piedro, memories grow as thickly as cedar trees – memories of a charmed romance between a white boy and a Japanese girl. Above all, the island is haunted by what happened to its Japanese residents during the Second World War, when an entire community was sent into exile while its neighbours watched.

Steel Drivin' Man

Steel Drivin' Man
Author: Scott Reynolds Nelson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2008-08
ISBN 10: 0195341198
ISBN 13: 9780195341195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steel Drivin' Man Book Review:

The story of John Henry, the mighty railroad man who has become a towering figure in American culture, is told in this portrait of the most recorded folk song in American history.

The Buddha in the Attic

The Buddha in the Attic
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 0307700461
ISBN 13: 9780307700469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Buddha in the Attic Book Review:

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award For Fiction National Book Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist A New York Times Notable Book A gorgeous novel by the celebrated author of When the Emperor Was Divine that tells the story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as “picture brides” nearly a century ago. In eight unforgettable sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces the extraordinary lives of these women, from their arduous journeys by boat, to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; from their experiences raising children who would later reject their culture and language, to the deracinating arrival of war. Once again, Julie Otsuka has written a spellbinding novel about identity and loyalty, and what it means to be an American in uncertain times.

Strangers from a Different Shore

Strangers from a Different Shore
Author: Professor Department of Ethnic Studies Ronald Takaki,Ronald Takaki
Publsiher: eBookIt.com
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2012-11
ISBN 10: 1456611070
ISBN 13: 9781456611071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strangers from a Different Shore Book Review:

In an extraordinary blend of narrative history, personal recollection, & oral testimony, the author presents a sweeping history of Asian Americans. He writes of the Chinese who laid tracks for the transcontinental railroad, of plantation laborers in the canefields of Hawaii, of "picture brides" marrying strangers in the hope of becoming part of the American dream. He tells stories of Japanese Americans behind the barbed wire of U.S. internment camps during World War II, Hmong refugees tragically unable to adjust to Wisconsin's alien climate & culture, & Asian American students stigmatized by the stereotype of the "model minority." This is a powerful & moving work that will resonate for all Americans, who together make up a nation of immigrants from other shores.

Paper Wishes

Paper Wishes
Author: Lois Sepahban
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 0374302170
ISBN 13: 9780374302177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Wishes Book Review:

Ten-year-old Manami did not realize how peaceful her family's life on Bainbridge Island was until the day it all changed. It's 1942, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and Manami and her family are Japanese American, which means that the government says they must leave their home by the sea and join other Japanese Americans at a prison camp in the desert. Manami is sad to go, but even worse is that they are going to have to give her and her grandfather's dog, Yujiin, to a neighbor to take care of. Manami decides to sneak Yujiin under her coat and gets as far as the mainland before she is caught and forced to abandon Yujiin. She and her grandfather are devastated, but Manami clings to the hope that somehow Yujiin will find his way to the camp and make her family whole again. It isn't until she finds a way to let go of her guilt that Manami can reclaim the piece of herself that she left behind and accept all that has happened to her family.

How English Works

How English Works
Author: Ann Raimes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1998-07-13
ISBN 10: 9780521657587
ISBN 13: 052165758X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How English Works Book Review:

This book uses readings from newspapers, works of non-fiction, and college textbooks to illustrate the use of target structures. The Student's Book provides clear presentations of the basic principles of 27 important areas of English grammar, through a wide variety of exercises and tasks for writing and editing. It engages students with topics that range from artificial intelligence and laptop computers to the environment and economics. This important grammar text provides a real-world context that allows students to see how the English language really "works."

I Am an American

I Am an American
Author: Jerry Stanley
Publsiher: Crown Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780517885512
ISBN 13: 0517885514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am an American Book Review:

Tells the story of the Japanese American internment during World War II as seen through the eyes of a teenager

War Stories

War Stories
Author: Gordon Korman
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1338290215
ISBN 13: 9781338290219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Stories Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Restart, a story of telling truth from lies -- and finding out what being a hero really means.

Nisei Daughter

Nisei Daughter
Author: Monica Itoi Sone
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 1979
ISBN 10: 9780295956886
ISBN 13: 0295956887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nisei Daughter Book Review:

Tells the story of a Japanese-American woman growing up in Seattle in the 1930s who was subjected to relocation during World War II

Only what We Could Carry

Only what We Could Carry
Author: Lawson Fusao Inada
Publsiher: Heyday
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781890771300
ISBN 13: 1890771309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Only what We Could Carry Book Review:

Personal documents, art, propoganda, and stories express the Japanese American experience in internment camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Years of Infamy

Years of Infamy
Author: Michi Weglyn
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 9780688029968
ISBN 13: 0688029965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Years of Infamy Book Review:

An account of the evacuation and internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire

Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire
Author: David Mura
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105132048369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire Book Review:

A sweeping tale of fathers and sons, of secrets and shame, and of unsung heroism.

A Reader's Manifesto

A Reader's Manifesto
Author: B. R. Myers
Publsiher: Melville House Pub
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015056498176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader's Manifesto Book Review:

Offers an indictment of contemporary literary writing, providing assessments of such writers as Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx.