I Am an American: A True Story of Japanese Internment

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Crown Publishers, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 102 pages
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Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Young Shi Nomura was among the
120,000 American citizens who lost everything when he was sent by the U.S.
government to Manzanar, an interment camp in the California desert, simply
because he was of Japanese ancestry. "In clear and fascinating prose, Stanley
has set forth the compelling story of one of America's darkest times--the
internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. His meticulously
researched volume is accompanied by numerous, fine period black-and-white
photographs...This eloquent account of the disastrous results of racial
prejudice stands as a reminder to us in today's pluralistic society."
-- "School Library Journal" (starred)

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* Jerry Stanley was born in Highland Park, Michigan in 1941.  When he was seventeen years old, he joined the air force and was stationed in California, where he has lived ever since.

* Once out of the air force, Jerry went to college, during which time he supported himself as a rock-'n'-roll drummer on the weekends.  He received both his master's and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona.

* Jerry is now is a professor of history at California State University in Bakersfield, where he teaches courses on the American West, the American Indian, and California history.  In addition to his children's books, Jerry is the author of numerous articles for both scholarly journals and popular magazines.

* Among Jerry's hobbies are bowling, racquetball, fishing, d

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