Snow Falling on Cedars Discussion Questions

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Read about Japanese internment camps in the United States during World War II. Write a oneweek diary from the point of view of a teenager whose family is interned in one of these camps. As you write from this perspective, keep in mind such factors as the life you left behind, how other members of your family are affected, and how this experience may affect your future.

Guterson uses highly descriptive imagery in portraying the settings of Snow Falling on Cedars. Choose three locations that are familiar to you and write about them, using sensory details (sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings) to give a reader a true sense of each place.

Not surprisingly, some Japanese Americans sought to right the injustices of their internment through the court system. The first case to reach the Supreme Court was as early as 1943 when Gordon Hirabayashi, a student...

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