Farewell to Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Farewell to Manzanar

Author: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda

Unabridged: 4 hr 59 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 10/08/2010

Genre: Children & Young Adults Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage

Synopsis

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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