Notice: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Facing History and Ourselves library service has been impacted. The Facing History lending library is currently unable to fulfill orders. We are very sorry for the inconvenience. We look forward to restoring service as soon as we are safely able to do so.

In the meantime, we have a lot of great digital content and hundreds of streaming educational videos. Please email us at [email protected] if you need recommendations for specific material.

Farewell to Manzanar

Class set

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.

View or download the Farewell to Manzanar study guide

Related Content

Class set
Victim and Survivor Voices


This work by Elie Wiesel reveals his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, at the height of the Holocaust.

Print book,
Race in US History
Justice & Human Rights

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.


How Do Others Define Your Identity?

Students draw on a contemporary parable to explore how identity is formed by our own perception as well as other people's perception of us.

Class set
Memory and Memorials

Red Scarf Girl

A child's nightmare unfolds in Ji-li Jiang's chronicle of the excesses of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1960s.

Search Our Global Collection

Everything you need to get started teaching your students about racism, antisemitism and prejudice.