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The Tragic History of the Japanese-American Internment Camps

Series: From Many Cultures, One History

By Deborah Kent

Before World War II, Japanese Americans on the West Coast worked hard adapting to American life while creating tight-knit communities. However, after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, sending 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent into internment camps. They were forced to live in barracks surrounded by barbed wire and watchtowers. Follow Deborah Kent as she details the sad history of these camps, the reasons behind their creation, and how the internees made the best of their deplorable situation, and finally received an official apology from the U.S. Government.

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". . . an attractive book full of useful information for reports on WWII."

Garland Independent School District, February 29, 2008

"They are all well written and detailed . . . They would work well for reports and for background information on some lesser-known parts of American history."

Catholic Library World, September 2008

"Well documented and written . . ."

Irving Independent School District, May 1, 2008

"This will appeal to many students of different grade levels. The reading is simple enough to reach younger students but will also appeal to the older student working on a research project . . ."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

"These books give basic background information on turbulent times in American history. Though coverage is broad, the authors' use of personal stories and quotations may keep readers engaged."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

"The series will provide clear, easy-to-understand facts with critical analysis and will be useful for reports. These books will be a welcome addition to school and public libraries."

Library Media Connection, April/May 2008

". . . a well-organized and thoughtful work . . . presents both sides of the story . . ."

Richardson Independent School District, March 3, 2009

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