School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 6 Up-A compilation of essays, speeches, and firsthand accounts of internment camps during World War II. Chapters cover the arguments for relocation; the realities of evacuation, internment, and life in the camps; and what it was like after leaving them. Commentary from politicians, journalists, and authors such as Earl Warren, Yoshiko Uchida, and Monica Sone give varying perspectives. Black-and-white photographs are scattered throughout. Some of the writers are not native English speakers, so the strength of the writing varies. The continuity is choppy due to the fact that some of the chapters are excerpts from longer works. The personal accounts are particularly telling; Helen Murao contemplated taking her own life and that of her brothers rather than endure camp. A comprehensive overview.-DeAnn Tabuchi, San Anselmo Public Library, CA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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