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  1. says:

    I didn t really like this book.

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    I was interested to learn about the internment of Japanese Americans But once I started reading it, I started to dread it I know that it must be difficult to talk about what happened, because it was wrong I still would have liked the story line to be stronger It kept skipping around to different times It only got an OK rating.

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    Jeanne Wakatsuki, a Japanese American during WWII Her family was put through anything and everything that could legally, and illegally be done to them They were put in homes with holes, given food that made them sick, and bathrooms that were a complete invasion of privacy Many of the people in these internment camps would not even eat the food because their stomachs could not handle it During WWII the US treated Japanese Americans like trash Many of them were not responsible for the attacks on Pearl Harbor and no relation to the old land at all Jeanne s father was a commercial fisherman who was taken to a prison camp simply because they thought his chum buckets were oil that he was smuggling to Japanese submarines and ships Many of these internment camps were calm places but when a small resistance came up, it became violent in a hurry A Japanese American Unity leader was beaten and put into the hospital where a hostile mob came to finish him off This mob was stopped by Manzanar guards and by the end of it all that was left of the resistance was the dead and the wounded Many Japanese solved this problem by drinking their problems away Jeanne s father made a homemade still that he could use to make whiskey and beer out of the rice Things I liked about this book were that it was very interesting, it appealed to emotions about how people were treated and showed us that this cannot be repeated in the future I recommend this book for young adults who are interested in WWII era non fiction One thing I didn t like about this book was that it could get drown out at times sometimes they would spend two pages describing one small thing that I didn t find important.

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    This small 145 page paperback is like one of the polished stones collected by the civilian prisoners of the Manzanar internment camp in California Dense, hard and indelible, but also simply beautiful Wakatsuki Houston did a wonderful job of telling the true story of her American family, suddenly uprooted in 1942, disenfranchised from society, put behind barbed wire for years, and then provided with a bus ticket to anywhere in America to begin lives anew All because they happened to look like the enemy who bombed Pearl Harbor Being an American can involve intense feelings of shame and anger, as well as pride, love and hope Every citizen of this country should read this book.

  5. says:

    Excellent read, especially timely in view of the president elect s previous ethnic comments.

  6. says:

    They re fudging the tally They re afraid to have a Japanese girl be queen.

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    The novel, Farewell to Manzanar, is an inspiring story of a young Japanese girl living in a Japanese internment camp during World War II Jeanne Wakatsuki, the author, shares her terrifying experience that she had to face when she was only seven years old This book revolves around a four letter word, that has a big impact on Jeanne and her family, that word is hope Has your pride ever been taken What about your home and your friends, have they ever been taken from you If they have, did you stay hopeful, even in the face of distress Though not being with her father and having to live in disgusting conditions, Jeanne shows the world that she is not afraid and won t let anyone or anything steal her hope The novel follows the story of Jeanna and her family members adaptation to an internment camp in 1942 The camp where they then spent the next three years of their lives Jeanne s family includes her, her father, her mother, her eight siblings, her grandmother, and some distant family members The novel and Jeanne s experience starts off with the 1941 Pearl Harbor attacks This event and the war immediately change people s views on Jeanne, her family and thousands of Japanese Americans at this time Jeanne s father, called Papa by the children, was arrested and deported back to Japan for suspicion to be working and contacting the Japanese Eventually, Jeanne s mother moves the family to a very high populated Japanese area Not too long after this, Jeanne and a countless number of other Japanese Americans were sent to an internment camp until the end of the war The novel s main conflict is the camp, and how Jeanne feels trapped and violated when living there A major theme in the piece of literature is hope and survival The book explains Jeanne s expression of hope and her need for survival I believe that the author, Jeanne Wakatsuki, told the terrifying, yet courageous story extremely well and did not fail to spare any heartbreaking details I also enjoyed the book as much as I did, because I found the tone to be very appealing and emotional and it fit well with the contents of the story However, I did not believe that she told enough about her life outside of the camp I also did not feel a strong connection or bond with Jeanne as I would have liked to I do recommend this book because it was inspirational and shined a light on an event that happened in America For anyone who read and savored the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, and the book The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank, you will adore and relish this book as well I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading historical fiction and love getting emotionally attached to stories and books will definitely love this book Overall, I thought this novel was a motivational story about a young girl finding herself through a horrific experience This book makes the reader imagine being in such an ordeal of terrifying events and reading the inspirational words of Jeanne Wakatsuki brings this experience to life In conclusion, Farewell to Manzanar is a must read because of its touching narrative and the emotional story of Jeanne Wakatsuki.

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    Personally, I was very invested in this book from the start There were times that I had gotten lost, however, because of some prior WW2 knowledge that I should ve looked up and refreshed myself with At the beginning, I thought that this book was quite interesting due to its start off of showing me a new side of the war that I had never seen before Before the book, I honestly never knew of the Japanese internees and that there was such thing During the middle of the book, I was feeling neutral with its content, not to say that it was at all uninteresting, yet, it felt dragged in my eyes and ears The title had me thinking that from the start, the Wakatsuki s would be leaving a destination However, the story led us on the family s tough journey through the camps, in and out I felt as though towards the end it became interesting as we got to feel and understand what Jeanne was going through The details were so strong hilarious, thought provoking, and tear jerking Personally, I think the characters that stood out to me the most, if not the main, were Mama, Papa Kiyo I found Papa interesting as to how he really hid started to hide his identity after Fort Lincoln I then found Kiyo interesting due to how he had the guts to stand up to his father Undoubtedly, I would have never been able to stand up to my own folks like he has Overall, I recommend this book as it involves new insights to those who have never been informed of the of the Japanese American internees, or simply want an insight into the views of those who have been through those tough times I gave this book a four out of five due to its great amount of detail and how much the author is able to recall their younger years even to adulthood I find this book quite fond as you re also able to go behind the life of a family through their difficulties and warm moments which some readers, like I, was able to find relatable at times.

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    In the book Farewell to Manzanar, a young girl named Jeanne and her family are sent to a internment camp after Pearl Harbor had been bombed Jeanne learns to deal with problems with both her family and problems in the society Her family starts to slowly fall apart such as things like her father being arrested by the FBI and not saying many words when he returns to the camp or after being at the camp for a while her family starts to eat separately A major society problem she deals with prejudice people in the community or racism like acts shown towards her because she is Japanese American The first day she went to school, a young girl was shocked at how well she could speak English, and that made her second guess who she really was in life Jeanne would do things to try to fit in at her school like join clubs or do American like things, but most times she would get neglected because of her Japanese culture Jeanne eventually leaves the camp only to return a few years later to try find the American part of herself So I would definitely recommend this book to someone whose into books that deal with war and how it affects family during time of war This book definitely shows how it affects people in society and in their family and what sort of problems can come to be between everyone.

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