Japanese Americans and World War II

Color of the sea : a novel  by John HamamuraColor of the sea : a novel
Hamamura, John
2007
Raised in Japan and Hawaii, Sam Hamada has been trained in the ways of the samurai. After graduation Sam strikes out for California and falls in love for the first time, with a beautiful young woman named Keiko. But then the Japanese attack Peal Harbor, igniting the war and making Sam, Keiko, and their families enemies of the state. Drafted into the U.S. Army, sent on a secret mission, Sam s very identity both puts his life at risk and gives him the strength he needs to survive. Taking us from the lush Hawaiian Islands of the 1930s to the wartime world of madness in Hiroshima,Color of the Seais the unforgettable story of one Japanese boy s coming-of-age. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Dear Miss Breed : true stories of Japanese American incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference  by Joanne OppenheimDear Miss Breed : true stories of Japanese American incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference
Oppenheim, Joanne
2006
True stories of the Japanese-American incarceration during World War II are told. This book shares the correspondence between Clara Breed, a San Diego librarian, and dozens of Japanese-American children sent to internment camps after Pearl Harbor. Photos.
A place where sunflowers grow = Sabaku ni saita himawari  by Amy Lee-TaiA place where sunflowers grow = Sabaku ni saita himawari
Lee-Tai, Amy
2006
While she and her family are interned at Topaz Relocation Center during World War II, Mari gradually adjusts as she enrolls in an art class, makes a friend,lants sunflowers and waits for them to grow.
Weedflower by Cynthia KadohataWeedflower
Kadohata, Cynthia
2006
With remarkable insight and clarity, the Newbery Medal-winning author of "Kira-Kira" explores an important and painful topic through the eyes of a young Japanese-American girl living in California just as the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Young Adult. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Impounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment  by Dorothea LangeImpounded : Dorothea Lange and the censored images of Japanese American internment
Lange, Dorothea
2006
During the first half of 1942, photographer Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) worked tirelessly to document the process of the imprisonment of 110,000 Japanese Americans. Although commissioned by the U.S. War Relocation Authority, Lange's photographs were suppressed and later retired to the National Archives. This volume presents around 100 of these powerful and haunting images--the majority of which have never been published before. It also features essays by editors Gordon (history, New York U.) and Okihiro (Columbia U.). Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Japan 1945 : a U.S. Marine's photographs from Ground Zero  by Joe O'DonnellJapan 1945 : a U.S. Marine's photographs from Ground Zero
O'Donnell, Joe
2005
Three weeks after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, O'Donnell, a 23-year-old Marine, was sent to Japan to document the aftermath of atomic and traditional bombing campaigns in 50 cities. O'Donnell (who later became a White House photographer) took thousands of photographs, most of which disappeared into military archives. Some 300 b&w images taken with his personal camera are the basis for this volume. The victims are largely absent from them, most of the dead having been cremated by the time he arrived and the cleanup having begun; they are implied in images such as three young women in kimonos covering their noses as they walk past a crematorium. A foreword describes the photographic record of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There is no index. The book is in a wide format: 10.25x9.25". Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.