Farewell to Manzanar

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by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp with ten thousand other Japanese Americans. Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of her family’s attempt to survive the indignities caused by forced detention, and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States. Facing History and Ourselves has developed a study guide to accompany this book.

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Teaching Farewell to Manzanar

Use this guide to Jeanne Wakatsuki's memoir about the forced relocation of Japanese Americans during World War II to develop students' literacy skills and increase understanding of this history.

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