CliffsNotes on Houston's Farewell to Manzanar

CliffsNotes on Houston's Farewell to Manzanar

by Mei Li Robinson, Meili Robinson


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CliffsNotes on Houston's Farewell to Manzanar by Mei Li Robinson, Meili Robinson

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CliffsNotes on Farewell to Manzanar explores the autobiographical childhood memories of the author’s wartime incarceration in a Japanese-American internment camp.

Following the first-person story of American-born Jeanne Wakatsuki, who was 7 years old when her family was forced into confinement with 10,000 other Asian-Americans after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within a narrative that spans three decades.  Other features that help you figure out this important work include

  • Author background, including coverage of Jeanne’s healing return to Manzanar
  • Introduction to the novel, with historical perspective 
  • Critical essays on style, settings, and themes
  • Character analyses of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her parents
  • Review section that features suggested essay topics

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822004639
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/29/1994
Series: Cliffs Notes Series
Pages: 82
Sales rank: 474,404
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Life and Background of the Authors.

Introduction to the Novel.

Historical Perspective.

A Brief Synopsis.

List of Characters.


Critical Commentaries.


Critical Essays.

Character Analyses.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

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