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How did Jeanne feelings about her Papa change throughout the book? Why would they change in these ways? Give examples from the book.

Why would Jeanne's Mama shatter cherished china rather than sell it to a secondhand dealer?

Jeanne wanted to be both invisible and accepted at the same time. In what ways did she succeed at each objective? Why would a young teen-age girl want to be invisible and noticed?

The December Riot ended in the deaths of two men and the injury of ten others. Do you think the organizers were justified in rioting, given this result? Why would they want such extreme violence and anger to rage through the camp?

This story describes the disintegration of the Wakatsuki family. Many large families separate as the children age. What affect do you think Manzanar had on the disintegration of this family? In...

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