Review; Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Earlier this year, I read the non-fiction book Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston and today I'll post my review.

Description from Goodreads
During World War II a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. Among them was the Wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, who was seven years old when she arrived at Manzanar in 1942, recalls life in the camp through the eyes of the child she was. First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors.

My Thoughts on the Book
Farewell to Manzanar is one of those thought-provoking books about a topic that's not that much talked about, at least not in Norway where I live. Fair enough, I knew something happened to the Japanese Americans during WWII as Japan and the US was enemies, but I didn't know what happened. It's a book that's chilling at times, but also very educational.

Farewell to Manzanar is a book worth the read.


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