Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference

10 best books like Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference (Joanne Oppenheim): Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind, Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story, Nisei Daughter, Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary, Journey to Topaz: A Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Heart Mountain, Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote, Eyes of the Emperor, I'll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

AuthorCynthia Grady
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.

When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American...
AuthorMarc Tyler Nobleman
An Orbis Pictus Honor Book for Outstanding Nonfiction 2019

In this important and moving true story of reconciliation after war, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, a Japanese pilot bombs the continental U.S. during WWII—the only enemy ever to do so—and comes back 20 years later...
Nisei Daughter
AuthorMonica Itoi Sone
With charm, humor, and deep understanding, a Japanese-American woman tells how it was to grow up on Seattle's waterfront in the 1930s and to be subjected to "relocation" during World War II. Along with some 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry—77,000 of whom were U.S. citizens—she and her...
AuthorElizabeth Partridge
An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama.

Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight...
AuthorYoshiko Uchida
My son was reading this as an assignment in his 5th grade class. The description caught my attention since I know very little about Japanese-Americans being sent to internment camps, and I wanted to be more informed so I could discuss the book with my son. We both enjoyed the book and had some great discussions...
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
AuthorLaura Atkins
Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes...
Heart Mountain
AuthorGretel Ehrlich
The book description is somewhat deceiving describing this as "the story of Japanese Americans forced into a relocation camp-- set in Wyoming during WWII." It turned out to be not just about the internment camps and the people there, but a blend of their stories with the people in the Heart Mountain area...
Elizabeth Leads the Way: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Right to Vote
AuthorTanya Lee Stone
Elizabeth Cady Stanton stood up and fought for what she believed in. From an early age, she knew that women were not given rights equal to men. But rather than accept her lesser status, Elizabeth went to college and later gathered other like-minded women to challenge the right to vote.Here is the inspiring...
AuthorGraham Salisbury
Eddy Okana lies about his age and joins the Army in his hometown of Honolulu only weeks before the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Suddenly Americans see him as the enemy—even the U.S. Army doubts the loyalty of Japanese American soldiers.

Then the Army sends Eddy and a small band of Japanese American...
I'll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War
AuthorAnita Silvey
The Civil War has been studied, written about, even sun about for generations. Most people know that it was a conflict between North and South, Unionists and rebels, blue and gray. We recognize the names of Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. Many people know about Clara Barton, the...
AuthorCynthia Levinson
We've Got a Job tells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary-, middle-, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail in Birmingham, Alabama, between May 2 and May 11, 1963. Fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s precept to fill the jails, they succeeded...
Only What We Could Carry: The Japanese American Internment Experience
AuthorLawson Fusao Inada
An Important Classic in Heyday's California In the wake of wartime panic that followed the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans residing along the West Coast of the United States were uprooted from their homes and their communities and banished to internment camps...
Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment
AuthorLinda Gordon
This indelible work of visual and social history confirms Dorothea Lange's stature as one of the twentieth century's greatest American photographers. Presenting 119 images originally censored by the U.S. Army—the majority of which have never been published—Impounded evokes the horror of...
AuthorAndrea Davis Pinkney
HAND IN HAND presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects' childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived,...
AuthorPhilip Caputo
It was the war that lasted ten thousand days. The war that inspired scores of songs. The war that sparked dozens of riots. And in this stirring chronicle, Pulitzer Prize- winning journalist Philip Caputo writes about our country's most controversial war -- the Vietnam War -- for young readers. From...
AuthorAndrea Warren
An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war

Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War. This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like more than 40,000 other orphans, is Amerasian -- a mixed-race child -- with little future...
AuthorLaurie Halse Anderson
Listen up! You've all heard about the great men who led and fought during the American Revolution; but did you know that the guys only make up part of the story? What about the women? The girls? The dames? Didn't they play a part?

Of course they did, and with page after page of superbly researched...
Black and white : the confrontation of Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
AuthorLarry Dane Brimner
In the 1950s and early 60s, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene Bull Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while...
AuthorAnn Bausum
With painstaking research, an unerring eye for just the right illustration, and her unique narrative style, award-winning author Ann Bausum makes the history of immigration in America come alive for young people. The story of America has always been shaped by people from all corners of the Earth who...
AuthorRick Bowers
The Spies of Mississippi is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.

Author Rick Bowers has combed through primary-source materials...
Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II
AuthorRoger Daniels
Part of Hill and Wang's Critical Issues Series and well established on college reading lists, PRISONERS WITHOUT TRIAL presents a concise introduction to a shameful chapter in American history: the incarceration of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II. With a revised final chapter...
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
AuthorGail Jarrow
One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America’s South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award-winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks...
Looking Like the Enemy: My Story of Imprisonment in Japanese American Internment Camps
AuthorMary Matsuda Gruenewald
The author at 16 years old was evacuated with her family to an internment camp for Japanese Americans, along with 110,000 other people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. She faced an indefinite sentence behind barbed wire in crowded, primitive camps. She struggled for survival and dignity,...
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