Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Farewell to Manzanar

Interesting Facts

  • Place of birth: Inglewood, California September 26, 1934
  • she and her family spent 3 years in an internment camp
  • she lived for 7 years in southern California until 1942

How did this author become inspired to write?

  • because she went to an internment camp


  • Japanese Americans were imprisoned during world war ll

how successful was this author during her life time?

  • she attended San Jose St. college
  • she studied sociology
  • she studied jourlism

Why is this author considered influential?

  • she influence people during the war

Characteristics of this author?

  • Nice smile
  • Japanese
  • Black hair