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Takei, George

Summary: Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of institutionalized racism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Top Shelf Productions 2019

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Warren, Andrea

Summary: "A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MIN

Summary: Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But then 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home to confront his pain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arts Alliance America 2008

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CAT

Hesse, Monica

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Summary: Haruko and Margot meet at the high school in Crystal City, a 'family internment camp' for those accused of colluding with the enemy. The teens discover that they are polar opposites in so many ways, except for one that seems to override all the others: the camp is changing them, day by day and piece by piece. Haruko finds herself consumed by fear for her soldier brother and distrust of her...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HES

Larson, Kirby.

Summary: Thirteen-year-old Piper Davis records in her diary her experiences beginning in December 1941 when her brother joins the Navy, the United States goes to war, she attempts to document her life through photography, and her father--the pastor for a Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle--follows his congregants to an Idaho internment camp, taking her along with him. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC LAR

Larson, Kirby

Summary: When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION LAR

Sugiura, Misa

Summary: Katsuyamas never quit -- but seventeen-year-old CJ doesn't even know where to start. She's never lived up to her mom's type A ambition, and she's perfectly happy just helping her aunt, Hannah, at their family's flower shop. She doesn't buy into Hannah's romantic ideas about flowers and their hidden meanings, but when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SUG

Poe, Mayumi Shimose

Summary: On December 7, 1941, thirteen-year old Alice's life changes completely as she experiences an act of war, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and her father's imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp, leaving Alice and the rest of her family struggling to adjust to life without him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED POE

Grady, Cynthia

Summary: In 1942, children's librarian Clara Breed discovers that her young Japanese-American patrons are being relocated and gives them stamped and addressed postcards so they can write to her.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 GRA

Hughes, Dean

Summary: Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HUG

Rizzuto, Rahna R.

Summary: "A haunting and suspenseful literary tale set in 1970s New York City and World War II-era Japan, about three strong women, the dangerous ties of family and identity, and the long shadow our histories can cast"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: FIC RIZ

Dallas, Sandra.

Summary: "After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DAL

Sepahban, Lois.

Summary: Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SEP

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SEP

Faulkner, Matt.

Summary: After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a thirteen-year-old California boy who is half Japanese is sent to an internment camp. Story based on the history of the author's great-aunt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Hyperion Books 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 FAU

Davis, Daniel S.

Summary: Discusses the forced internment of Japanese Americans in camps following the attack on Pearl Harbor, their way of life there, and their eventual assimilation into society following the war.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1982

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5317 DAV

Moss, Marissa.

Summary: Traces the childhood dream of Japanese-American baseball pioneer Kenichi Zenimura of playing professionally and his family's struggles in a World War II internment camp where he introduces baseball to raise hope.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE MOS

Rindell, Suzanne

Summary: "Louis Thorn and Haruto "Harry" Yamada--Eagle and Crane--are the star attractions of Earl Shaw's Flying Circus, a daredevil (and not exactly legal) flying act that traverses Depression-era California. The young men have a complicated relationship, thanks to the Thorn family's belief that the Yamadas--Japanese immigrants--stole land that should have stayed in the Thorn family. When Louis and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2018

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RIN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIN

Summary: "In photographs and remembrances, Children of Manzanar captures the experiences of some of the nearly four thousand children and young adults held at Manzanar during World War II under Executive Order 9066, an act that authorized the U.S. Army to undertake the rapid removal of more than one hundred thousand Japanese and Japanese Americans from the West Coast."--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heyday 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.53 CHI

Marrin, Albert.

Summary: "On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II--from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin,"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 940.53 MAR

Sandler, Martin W.

Summary: While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Based on extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories, this book gives an in-depth account of their lives before and during their imprisonment, and after their release.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books For Young Readers 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5317 SAN

Summary: Eight ethnically diverse high school students from Torrance, California bring history to life as they research Technical Sergeant Ted Tanouye, a graduate of their high school who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in WWII. Through their research of Citizen Tanouye, the students not only discover the impact of the war on their city, but also draws attention to the civil...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIT

Ford, Jamie.

Summary: When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, a man embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC For

Hesse, Monica

Summary: Teens Haruko, a Japanese American, and Margot, a German American, form a life-changing friendship as everything around them starts falling apart in the Crystal City family internment camp during World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HES

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC HES

Summary: Theatrical newsreels, rare color footage, and propaganda films are all incorporated in this in-depth overview of the War in the Pacific. From Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and America's response, to the battles that turned the tide. Maps out the battles leading to the surrender of the Japanese forces.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar, Inc. 2010

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOR