- By Michael L. Cooper

Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp (Carter G Woodson Award Book (Awards))

  • Title: Remembering Manzanar: Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp (Carter G Woodson Award Book (Awards))
  • Author: Michael L. Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780618067787
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Remembering Manzanar Life in a Japanese Relocation Camp Carter G Woodson Award Book Awards In this close look at the first relocation camp built for Japanese evacuees living on the West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor social historian Michael Cooper makes extensive use of the actua

    In this close look at the first relocation camp built for Japanese evacuees living on the West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, social historian Michael Cooper makes extensive use of the actual words from diaries, journals, memoirs, and news accounts of the people who were held behind barbed wire in the high California desert Many were American citizens who felt bIn this close look at the first relocation camp built for Japanese evacuees living on the West Coast after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, social historian Michael Cooper makes extensive use of the actual words from diaries, journals, memoirs, and news accounts of the people who were held behind barbed wire in the high California desert Many were American citizens who felt betrayed by their country They had to leave their jobs, their homes, and their friends and go live in crowded barracks, eat in noisy mess halls, and do without supplies or books for work or schooling They showed remarkable bravery and resilience as they tried to lead normal lives, starting their own schools, playing baseball, attending Saturday night dances, and publishing their own newspaper Archival photographs, some by Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange, augment the informative text Manzanar is now a National Historic Site and hosts an annual pilgrimage that is attended by former internees, their families, and friends Endnotes, Internet resources, index.

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    1. Summary: One of the more overlooked aspects of United States History is Executive Order 9066, which forced Japanese-American citizens all over the nation into relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. This book focuses on Manzanar, one of the camps the Japanese were sent to. This is an interesting look at what life was like for evacuees, who did not lose hope in the United States despite being singled out.Classroom use: I would include this book into a unit based on World War II for st [...]

    2. Read this one after reading Kathryn Fitzmaurice's A Diamond in the Desert. This would be a good non-fiction pairing with her title to provide background knowledge about the Japanese Relocation Camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

    3. Studies in the courage and resillience of Japanese Americans who were "relocated" to live in camps during WWII. Most of the images from the time show smiling faces- propaganda photos that were intended to paint a rosier picture. Good first intoduction to the topic.

    4. I remember reading this book when I was in high school, it was one of the easier books to read. The storyline was interesting and I would not want to put it down. I liked that it was a real event that actually happened, so i was learning about history in a fun way. Alto of informational books can be boring and difficult to read, but what makes this book different is the way the author tries to make the characters relate able or the reader sympathetic to the characters situation. I would recommen [...]

    5. An American tale not often told, Remembering Manzanar in fact remembers all the relocation camps and those who spent time in them. It sustains a hopeful outlook despite calling out a dark time in the nation's history, showing the cause-and-effect of hasty reactions made in anger and fear.

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