Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 9 pages of information about the life of Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.
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Three decades after its original publication, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar--coauthored with her husband, novelist James D. Houston--is as relevant as when it first appeared. With over a million copies sold, Houston's description of one family's struggles during the Japanese-American removal and internment during World War II has become part of the curriculum in high schools and colleges around the country. With the attack on New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Houston's message of cultural inclusion and the dangers of racism became more timely than ever. As Houston noted in a Los Angeles Times interview with Ajay Singh, her story of life in a domestic concentration camp in World War II well illustrates what can happen during a time of national emergency, "when people seem prone to jump to conclusions along ethnic lines. . . . That's exactly what happened during World War II--the assumption was that anyone...

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