Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston audiobook

Farewell to Manzanar

By Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston
Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780307976079
4.98 Hours Unabridged
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

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Author Bio: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Author Bio: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is an American writer. Her writings are mostly focused on the ethnic diversity of the United States. She is best known for her autobiographical novel Farewell to Manzanar which details her own experiences as a Japanese American in World War II internment camps. She lives with her husband, James D. Houston, in Santa Cruz, California.

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Author Bio: James D. Houston

Author Bio: James D. Houston

James D. Houston lives and write in Santa Cruz, California, with author Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. For their teleplay for the NBC television drama based on Farewell to Manzanar, they received the prestigious Humanitas Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English