A Child in Prison Camp Summary
Shizuye Takashima

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A Child in Prison Camp Summary

Although first published in Canada in 1971 and in the United States in 1974, A Child in Prison Camp assumes contemporary significance because of recent landmark court decisions, especially in the United States, favoring reparations for the injustices suffered by the people of Japanese origin who were sent to relocation camps during World War II. Generally, both the Canadian and United States governments have decided that the internments were discriminatory and unjust...

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