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Desert diary : Japanese American kids behind barbed wire / Michael O. Tunnell.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library JUV 940.5317 TUNNELL (Text) 50687011702803 Children's Area Available -
North Pocono Public Library ACQ208549 (Text) ACQ208549 Children's Area On Order -
Taylor Community Library JUV 940.5317 TUNNELL (Text) 50692010919143 Children's Area Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580897891
  • ISBN: 1580897894
  • Physical Description: ix, 134 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-130) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: "I pledge allegiance" -- Unwanted -- A square mile of desert -- Barracks, mess halls, and latrines -- School days -- The war -- Take me out to the ball game -- Creatures -- Holidays, festivals, and worship -- Is there a doctor in the house? -- Congratulations and condolences, hellos and goodbyes -- Going home -- Epilogue: Moving forward.
Summary, etc.:
"In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day's entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, health--and the mixed feelings of citizens who were loyal but distrusted"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Central Utah Relocation Center > Juvenile literature.
Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japanese Americans > Personal narratives > Juvenile literature.
Japanese American children > Diaries > Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 > Children > United States > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Informational works.
Personal narratives.
Illustrated works.
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