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 & Ourselves has developed a study guide to accompany this book.
We partner with Sora, the student reading app, to provide digital access to this book. Your district may already have access to this digital book, or you may need to purchase digital copies for your students.
Students examine various resources, including excerpts from Emmeline Pankhurt’s ‘Freedom or Death’ speech, to gain an understanding of how women were treated and expected to behave in Edwardian society.