Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Farewell to Manzanar
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 received the Prime Emmy Award for outstanding writing in a special program.
Jeanne gave us a point of view on how she experienced being in a internment camp.
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.