School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-8-This general overview of Executive Order No. 9066 includes photos and information about the internees themselves as well as historical documentation. It begins with a detailed time line from the U.S. entry into the war to the final renunciation case, which was settled in 1968. It then carefully chronicles the events beginning with "The Japanese `Problem,'" continuing through the "Definite Menace" and "Military Necessity," before moving on to "Behind the Barbed Wire," and, finally, "Return to Freedom." Well designed for research and reports, this account includes primary- and secondary-source quotations, all fully footnoted. Most of these quotes are in separate boxes with source information included so readers do not need to flip back and forth. The numerous black-and-white photos set the tone and enhance the information. There is an annotated list of "Works Consulted" and a detailed index. This informative, approachable text will be useful in most collections.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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