Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II

By MARRIN, Albert

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ISBN
9780553509366 9780553509373
Publisher
Knopf.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on October 1, 2016  |  Middle To High School

Gr 7 Up—The Japanese American internment during World War II is the subject of National Book Award finalist Marrin's latest historical nonfiction for adolescents. He ties together chronological events with thematic elements (how racism operated during World War II) to tell the story of this dark time in U.S. history: "Our government failed in its duty to protect the rights of everyone living in the U...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2016

Marrin (FDR and the American Crisis, rev. 1/15) wanders far afield from the book's subtitle in order to place his subject in a comprehensively broad context; readers wanting a narrower focus may opt for Imprisoned by Martin Sandler (rev. 7/13). Marrin's narrative opens briefly with a prologue set on the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but then he backtracks for several chapters, delivering a crash course in Japanese history with a special focus on racism. By the late nineteenth century, Japanese Americans had arrived i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

Marrin places his subject in a comprehensively broad context. The narrative opens briefly with a prologue set during Pearl Harbor, but then the aut...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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