Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Farewell To Manzanar
Jeanne was born in Inglewood, California, on September 26, 1934, to native Japanese parents, Ko and Riku Sugai, Jeanne was the youngest of four boys and six girls moved with her family to Oak park in 1936. Jeanne grew up admiring the self-confidence of her father, a farmer and fisherman, her pragmatic mother, who worked in a Long Beach fish cannery. Jeanne's parents had met in Spokane Washington then married eachother.
- When Jeanne lived in San Jose, she met teacher named James D. Houston. Born November 10, 1933, in San Francisco,He was the son of Texas blacksmith and sharecropper Albert Dudley Houston.
- Jeanne lived in Southern, California til the year 1942
- She had a normal childhood
Why Jeanne was Influential
Jeanne was and still is very influential because she suffered and knew what it was like to have to live in the internment camp. Thats what makes her story so important to readers today.