Laona's Bookshelf: Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Book Cover - Farewell to ManzanarAs I continue my quest to learn more about the personal accounts of Japanese American citizens following the bombing at Pearl Harbor, I turned to my previous recommendation of Silver Like Dust, and found a suggested read, “Farewell to Manzanar” by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

"Farewell to Manzanar" is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of 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. Library Journal calls "Farewell to Manzanar" 'An extraordinary episode in American history.'