Farewell to Manzanar Author:Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Jamers D. Houston Jeanne Wakatusuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp-with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with serchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called The Jive Bom... more »bers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: 'Don't Fence Me In.' FAREWELL TO MANZANAR is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention... and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.« less
I found this book to be OK. It really only had a few chapters relating to the internment in Manzanar--it was mainly about what happened before and after they got out of the camp. Would have liked to see pictures of her family so I could put a face with a name. Don't use this book if you are doing research into the camps but it was a good read about Japanese culture.