Book Reviews of I am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment

I am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment
I am an American A True Story of Japanese Internment
Author: Jerry Stanley
ISBN-13: 9780590684446
ISBN-10: 0590684442
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 102
Edition: 1st Scholastic print
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Paperback
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"This is a story about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, focusing on the experiences of one high school student, Shi Nomura, and relating them to the larger events of the period." It is illustrated with photographs. This is really an excellent book for teaching this difficult historical fact of American treatment of Americans during wartime. Published by Scholastic. Depending on the maturity of the child, this could be very useful for middle school age and up.
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After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, nearly 120,000 Americans were imprisoned by the federal government. Their crime? Being of Japanese ancestry.

This book focuses on the experiences of one high school student, Shi Nomura.

This is a story at once intimate and broadly historical, and draws a powerful portrait of wartime America and the injustice done to the Japanese Americans.

Ages 13 on up or so.