Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Farewell to Manzanar


Wakatsuki was born in September 26, 1934 in Inglewood, CA.

Interesting Facts About Jeanne Wakatsuki

She had a normal childhood like most children until 1942 when Pearl Harbor was bombed and Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Wathatsuki and her family were sent to an internment camp.

Areas Wakatsuki Lived

Wakatsuki lived mostly in Southern California then was sent to Manzanar 1942 for 3 years.

Wakatsuki Inspiration in Writing

Jeanne's inspiration to writing was experiencing being in a internment camp in Manzanar for 3 years.

Obstacles Wakatsuki Faced

Jeanne did not really have so much struggles until Executive Order 9066 happened, she and her family were forced into a camp along with other Japanese Americans due to the bombing on Pearl Harbor.

Wakatsuki Success

Wakatsuki received the Prime Emmy Award for outstanding writing in a special program.

Wakatsuki Influence

Jeanne gave us a point of view on how she experienced being in a internment camp.

Wakatsuki Characteristics

Happy 7 year-old girl who had a good life.

After being in Manzanar for a while, she had fear, anxiety and was confused as she grew up.