So Far from the Sea (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 29, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Laura Iwasaki and her family are paying what may be their last visit to Laura's grandfather's grave. The grave is at Manzanar, where thousands of Americans of Japanese heritage were interned during World War II. Among those rounded up and taken to the internment camp were Laura's father, then a small boy, and his parents. Now Laura says goodbye to Grandfather in her own special way, with a gesture that crosses generational lines and bears witness to the patriotism that survived a shameful episode in America's history. Eve Bunting's poignant text and Chris K. Soentpiet's detailed, evocative paintings make the story of this family's visit to Manzanar, and of the memories stirred by the experience, one that will linger in readers' minds and hearts. Afterword.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This book does a powerful job of describing the internment camps of WWII with a touching story of a family paying their final respects at their grandfather's grave in the Manzanar Internment camp. It holds great educational value. Read full review

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User Review  - HannahRevard - LibraryThing

This book is about a girl and her brother, who visit the Japanese internment camp memorial site that her grandparents were in. There, she reflects about life was like in the camp. She leaves an important memento at her grandfather’s grave site. Read full review

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and numerous novels. She lives in Southern California.

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