I have read a fair number of books and stories about Japanese Internment so I was leary that I would learn anything new. But I did. The first hand accounts really opened up the topic for me and made it even more real and sad. Thankfully the book doesn't end in 1945 when the internment ended but it talks about what has happened since that time towards making reparations for these families who lost everything.
I recommend that all libraries, especially school libraries, purchase a copy of this book. in addition let the teachers know about the book so that they can read it and figure out ways to bring the information to their students. I was given an advanced readers copy by the publisher, Walker Books for Young Readers. Though this ARC is incomplete, with placeholders for some of the photographs and charts, I plan on giving it to one of our US history teachers as soon as I get back to school.
30 books this Summer Reading Challenge
28 / 30 books. 93% done!