The Children of Topaz, The: The Story of a Japanese-American Internment Camp: Based on a Classroom Diary

by Michael O. Tunnell and George W. Chilcoat

Journal entries kept by Miss Hori's third grade class from March 8 to August 12,... read more

Journal entries kept by Miss Hori's third grade class from March 8 to August 12, 1943 provide the springboard for an account of day-to-day life in the Topaz Relocation Center as it was experienced by Japanese-American children. Their brief, upbeat entries describing camp life stand in stark contrast to the grim realities described in the text and shown in the accompanying documentary black-and-white photographs. (Ages 8-14)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1996

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