Farewell To Manzanar By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston is an autobiography of the life of Jeanne Wakatsuki while she lived in internment camps during World War II. World War II was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945 and was fought between the two sides of countries, the Axis Powers and the Allies. The Axis Powers included Italy, Japan, and Germany, the Allies included the Soviet Union, China, Britain, France, America. Many countries were involved in the fighting, but many more people were victims of the gruesome fight of World War II, such as the Japanese-American persecution in America. America didn’t join World War II until much later in the war when the bombing of Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th, 1941. Once the bombing happened, America joined the fight a day later and many Americans became paranoid of their fellow Americans of Japanese descent, forcing them into …show more content…

Jeanne, a seven-year-old in the year 1942, experiences the racial discrimination of Japanese-Americans firsthand. Her family like her mother, father and her many siblings like Woody and Kiyo face these difficulties with her when they’re shipped away from their homes. Papa is sent for interrogation in Fort Lincoln, North Dakota, whereas the rest of the family is sent to Manzanar Internment Camp in California. At the beginning of the story, Jeanne is a young, naive girl who experiences camp one day at a time, exploring and trying new things wherever she goes. But as soon as her papa arrives at the camp, she is soon crushed to find what has happened to him while he was in North Dakota. Jeanne realizes that the family she had loved before Manzanar and the time she spent with them would never

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