Fact & Fiction: Life in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp

The Journal of Ben Uchida
The Journal of Ben Uchida Citizen #13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp By Denenberg, Barry Book - 1999 J FIC D and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Fish for Jimmy
Fish for Jimmy Inspired by One Family's Experience in A Japanese American Internment Camp By Yamasaki, Katie Book - 2013 J PIC Y and more… Available to borrow in some locations
I Am An American
I Am An American A True Story of Japanese Internment By Stanley, Jerry, 1941- Book - 1994 J 940.53 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Dear Miss Breed
Dear Miss Breed True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and the Librarian Who Made A Difference By Oppenheim, Joanne Book - 2006 940.5317 O All copies in use Availability details
Farewell to Manzanar
Farewell to Manzanar A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment By Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki Book - 1974 940.5472 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Remembering Manzanar
Remembering Manzanar Life in A Japanese Relocation Camp By Cooper, Michael L., 1950- Book - 2002 J 940.54 C and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Life Behind Barbed Wire
Life Behind Barbed Wire The World War II Internment Memoirs of A Hawaiʻi Issei By Soga, Keiho, 1873-1957 Book - 2008 In-library use only in some locations
Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business The Japanese-American Internment Cases DVD - 2005 DVD 940.5317 U and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Passing Poston
Passing Poston An American Story DVD - 2008 DVD 940.5317 P All copies in use Availability details
Toyo's Camera
Toyo's Camera Japanese American History During WWII DVD - 2009 DVD 940.5308 T Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 2 on 1 copy
To the Stars
To the Stars The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu By Takei, George, 1937- Book - 1994 B Takei and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Making Home From War
Making Home From War Stories of Japanese American Exile and Resettlement Book - 2011 In-library use only in some locations
Silver Like Dust
Silver Like Dust One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment By Grant, Kimi Cunningham Book - 2012 940.5317 G and more… Available to borrow in some locations
Jim and Jap Crow
Jim and Jap Crow A Cultural History of 1940s Interracial America By Briones, Matthew M., 1972- Book - 2012 In-library use only in some locations
Prisons and Patriots
Prisons and Patriots Japanese American Wartime Citizenship, Civil Disobedience, and Historical Memory By Lyon, Cherstin M., 1971- Website or Online Data - 2012 Full text online: Access Now »
A Principled Stand
A Principled Stand The Story of Hirabayashi V. United States By Hirabayashi, Gordon K. Book - 2013 341.67 H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Firsthand accounts of daily life in the relocation camps - from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Annotation:Features a chronology of the relocation, as well as maps and locations of the camps.

Annotation:Before Star Trek, George Takei was child who, from the age of 5, grew up in Japanese American relocation camps, including Rohwer.

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For Grades 6 and up, nonfiction resources on Japanese American internment during World War II, including primary source materials - such as firsthand accounts - along with historical fiction describing life in a Japanese American internment camp. This list of books can be used to accompany Common Core Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.9 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.


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