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I really enjoyed reading this book. It is long so I should start by recommending the age group starting at about 9+ years old. When World War II was discussed in my upbringing, Japanese internment was never mentioned. I clearly remember the explanation of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hitlers intended extermination of Jewish people, and America's entry into the war with Japan and Germany. This book actually starts out with information of Japanese immigrants prior to World War II and the affects of the Pearl Harbor bombing on Japanese-Americans. Following the Executive Order 9066, Japanese-Americans were required by law to assemble in groups to be transported away from the California coast and be held against their will indefinitely in ramshackle housing camps; loosing their owned property, houses, vehicles, and money. The only thing they were allowed to bring was whatever they could fit into two suitcases. This book provides an important piece of history to cover when discussing Hitler's deplorable conduct with Jewish people.
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AR Quiz No. 75167 EN Nonfiction Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 8.2 - AR Pts: 3.0 Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP