I am an American: a true story of Japanese internment

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Scholastic Inc., 1998 - History - 102 pages
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Describes the experiences of one Japanese American citizen in the Japanese internment camps authorized by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942 during World War II.

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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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

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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, drumming, and writing humor. He and his wife, Dorothy, have four children and live in Bakersfield, CA.

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