Laona’s January Recommendation (#2)

Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

“As I continue my quest to learn more about the personal accounts of Japanese American farewell to manzanarcitizens following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, I turned to this blog.  Rebecca has done a wonderful job of offering ‘similar reads’ for all of the recommended books.  I turned to my previous recommendation of Silver Like Dust , and found a suggested read, Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.  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.  Library Journal calls [the book] ‘an extraordinary episode in American history'”.

Read about or request this book from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead

Dear Miss Breed by Joanne Oppenheim

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson


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