When Canada went to war with Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbour, Canadians of Japanese descent were declared "Enemy Aliens." Without recourse of any kind, they were forced to leave their homes along with the British Columbia coast, their possessions were sold, and their rights as citizens denied. Caged Eagles follows fourteen-year-old Tadashi Fukushima and his family as they embark on a tortuous physical and emotional journey. Along with neighbours from their remote village on the northern BC coast, they travel by fishing boat to Vancouver, where they are placed in detention in Hastings Park, the Pacific National Exhibition ground, and forced to live in cattle stalls. For Tadashi detention becomes both an adventure and a dilemma as he struggles to understand the undercurrents of racism and injustice that have overtaken his life and those of his community.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bonnie_Ferrante - LibraryThing
The story is told from the point of view of a fourteen-year-old boy of Japanese descent during the internment in the Second World War. His father is a fisherman, as are most of the men in his ... Read full review
Don't read this book. You will sleep through it! It has endless unnececary detail nobody would be interested in. I gave 1 star for the historical richness in it.