Friday, April 13, 2018

8 Children's Picture Books about the Japanese Internment



Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

Grady, Cyntyhia. (2018). Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind. Illustrated by Amiko Hirao. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. (32 pp)

A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (English and Japanese Edition)

Lee-Tai, Amy. (2012). A Place Where Sunflowers Grow. Illustrated by Felicia Hoshino.  New York: Lee & Low Books. (Note: Book is a bilingual edition in English and Japanese730L, 32 pp)

Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII


Moss, Marissa. (2016). Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII. Illustrated by Yuko Shimizu. New York: Abrams Books for Young Readers. (800L, 48 pp.)


from Baseball Saved Us

Mochizuki, Ken. (1995). Baseball Saved Us. Illustrated by Don Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books. (550L. 30 pp.)

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Mochizuki, Ken. (1995). El béisbol nos salvó. Illustrated by Don Lee. New York: Lee & Low Books. (550L, 32 pp.)


from Flowers From Mariko.

Noguchi, Rick  & Deneen Jenks. (2001). Flowers From Mariko. Illustrated by Michelle Reiko Kumata. New York: Lee & Low.  (32 pp. Level O Guided Reading)



Shigekawa, Marlene. (1993). Blue Jay in the Desert. Illustrated by Isao Kikuchi. Chicago, IL: Polychrome Publishing. (36 pp.)

The Bracelet


Uchida, Yoshiko. (1996). The Bracelet. Illustrated by Joanna Yardley. New York: Pufflin Books.  (710L) (32 pp)
Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp

Yamasaki, Katie. (2013). Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp. New York: Holiday House. (880L) (32 pp)



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