A Fence Away from Freedom

by Ellen Levine

In an important and powerful documentary, Japanase Americans who were children and... read more

In an important and powerful documentary, Japanase Americans who were children and young adults just prior to and during World War II tell what happened in their lives after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, when they were labelled "enemy" and made domestic prisoners of war. Comprised primarily of interview's Levine conducted with dozens of Japanese Americans, the text is arranged chronologically, with specific chapters that address the experiences of those in the camps, homeless children, Japanese-American soldiers and draft resisters, and Japanese Peruvians who were deported to the United States for internment. Each chapter opens with an informative discussion that provides a historical framework for the stirring comments that follow. (Ages 12 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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