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Farewell to Manzanar Summary
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

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Farewell to Manzanar Summary

Plot Summary

Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Houston, is a coming of age story set in the internment camps of World War II used to separate the ethnic Japanese-Americans from any possible espionage activities. The Japanese Navy bombs Pearl Harbor, setting off a mass anti-Japanese hysteria. All Japanese, whether born in Japan or America, are suspected spies, arrested, and interned in ten hurriedly constructed camps located in desolate, isolated locations inland from the Pacific coast.

Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family. She and her family are swept into the fear and unknown of the internment camp shortly after Pearl Harbor is bombed. They are held in the first camp, Manzanar, throughout World War II. As a child of seven, Jeanne is confused by the sudden changes in her large, happy family. The three and a half years in Manzanar change her family and...

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