Publisher description for Remembering Manzanar : life in a Japanese relocation camp / by Michael Cooper.
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Based on firsthand accounts, oral histories, and essays from school newspapers and yearbooks, this is the story of the Japanese American children who were evacuated with their families to live in government-run internment camps during World War II. These young people tried to live normal lives, played baseball and football, collected scrap metal for the war effort, went to Saturday night dances, and registered with Selective Service. They were often torn between loyalty to their parents, many of whom sympathized with Japan, and their own identity as Americans. They were also angry that they were being treated as potential traitors and disloyal citizens. The book will be illustrated by archival photographs taken by such outstanding photographers as Dorothea Lange, who was among the people assigned by the Farm Security Administration to document life in the camps, and Ansel Adams.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Manzanar War Relocation Center History Sources Juvenile literature, Japanese Americans Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Juvenile literature, Concentration camps United States History Sources Juvenile literature