A Child in Prison Camp Overview

Shizuye Takashima
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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, ideas Takashima suggests in her novel.

In addition, A Child in Prison Camp is another rendering of a child's experiences during World War II, and its autobiographical basis suggests other such accounts: Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl (1952), Bette Greene's Summer of My German Soldier (1973), and Elie Wiesel's Night (1960). In a universal sense, A Child in Prison Camp emphasizes how children can adapt to extreme situations and from these experiences establish meaning and purpose for their lives. Shizuye...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
A Child in Prison Camp from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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