The Japanese American Family Album

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Overview

The American Family Albums tell the multicolored and often heroic stories of American immigrant groups, largely through their own words and pictures. Like any family album or scrapbook, the pages contain many period photographs and other memorabilia. These join with original documents-including selections from diaries, letters, memoirs, and newspapers-to bring the immigrant experience vividly to life. Each book is a pictorial and written record of the 'old country' left behind, the journey to America, the life that the newcomers made for themselves in their adopted country, and the group's contributions to the brilliant diversity of these United States.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Captures the broad sweep of the Japanese American experience.... The subjects of the photos...invite readers into their lives and share with them their fears and hopes as they settle into their new land."--School Library Journal

"One of [the book's] strengths lies in the hundreds of black and white photographs, which add a very personal touch to a history filled with racial discrimination... Will be an eye opener for readers who have no understanding of how people of Japanese ancestry came to the United States and how badly they were treated."--Social Education

"A personal and moving documentary."--Children's Bookwatch

"A good source for first-hand testimony on a number of issues affecting Japanese Americans ranging from the exploitation of the new immigrants to working in the fields to prejudice to picture brides.... This book is an excellent place to start exploring the Japanese American experience."--VOYA

"A treasure trove of information, pictures, and history of Japanese Americans in the United States.... A book that anyone could look at and read with delight and satisfaction. It is a wonderfully painless way of learning a great deal about the Japanese American background."--Pacific Reader

"A combination photo album and family chronicle. Fascinating stories emerge."--Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195124231
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: American Family Albums Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,207,643
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors:
Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler have published more than 50 books for children and adults. Their works have been honored by the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the Society of School Librarians International. They live in New York City.

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