Illustrated with black and white photographs Young Shi Nomura was among the 120,000 American citizens who lost everything when he was sent by the U.S government to Manzanar, an interment camp in the California desert, simply because he was of Japanese ancestry In clear and fascinating prose, Stanley has set forth the compelling story of one of America s darkest times the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.His meticulously researched volume is accompanied by numerous, fine period black and white photographsThis eloquent account of the disastrous results of racial prejudice stands as a reminder to us in today s pluralistic society School Library Journal starred...
|Title||:||I am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment|
|Number of Pages||:||102 pages|
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I am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment Reviews
“The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a great tragedy in American history, but it resulted in a second tragedy that was no less important: the forced imprisonment in the United States of 120,000 people, two-thirds of whom were United States citizens. These citizens had committed no crime, broken no law, and, when their rights were taken away, they were charged with no offense. Their only crime was that they were of Japanese ancestry.”—page 2
Shiro (Shi) Nomura was the son of Hachizo and Tsuro Nomura who had emigrated from Japan to Hawaii in 1900 and then to Berkley, CA, in 1905. Shi was born in the United States, and the family finally settled on a farm southwest of Los Angeles at Keystone where Shi became a student at Banning High School and fell in love with Amy Hattori. But the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, changed his life drastically. On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 9066, which resulted in the forced internment (it's internment, folks, not interment) of 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were United States citizens, in concentration camps throughout the western United States.
A balanced and gently stated explanation of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Intended for young children (age 8 and up) but appropriate for an older audience. 90 pages, illustrated with photographs, published 1994.