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Japanese American Internment: Prisoners in Their Own Land
Japanese American Internment: Prisoners in Their Own Land
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Tangled History

Japanese American Internment: Prisoners in Their Own Land

Vivid storytelling brings World War II history to life and place readers in the shoes of the people who experienced the United States' Japanese internment camps. On the heels of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Through this order, more than 110,000 people of Japanese descent, many of them U.S. citizens, were forced to relocate to military camps for the duration of the war. Suspenseful, dramatic events unfold in chronological, interwoven stories from the different perspectives of people who experienced these events while they were happening. Narratives intertwine to create a breathless, "What's Next?" kind of read. Students gain a new perspective on historical figures as they learn about real people struggling to decide how best to act in a given moment.

 
ISBN978-1-5435-7557-6
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandTangled History
Age Level8-14 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
GenreInformational
Trim Size0 x 0
Page Count112
LanguageEnglish
Copyright2020
Paperback
Price
$6.95
 


 
 
Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat. When he's not writing he enjoys swimming, tennis, reading, and singing in his church choir.

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