In her memoir, Jeanne Wakatsuki shares her family’s experience of being uprooted from their home and imprisoned in Manzanar internment camp, solely because of their ancestry. Develop students' literacy skills and promote their historical understanding of this period of grave injustices, especially those that violate our highest national ideals, and consider whether it is possible to reconcile past injustices with our identities and ideals today.
How do our confrontations with justice and injustice help to shape our identity? How do those confrontations influence the things we say and do?
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