Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp

Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp

by Katie Yamasaki

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Overview

For two boys in a Japanese-American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp, and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.

This affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author's true family story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823423750
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 615,613
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD880L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 10 Years

About the Author

Katie Yamasaki is a muralist, author, and teacher. When she was growing up, the World War II internment of 110,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens was never discussed in school—even though most of Katie's Japanese family was interned.  Inspired by her family's history, she wrote Fish for Jimmy to honor their bravery and the memory of those like them. Based in Brooklyn, New York, she travels widely across the world to paint in and work with diverse communities.  She is passionate about art as dialogue and storytelling.

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