Jeanne Wakatsuki Takes 40 Years to Write About The Camp!

Farewell To Manzanar Finally Written

In America, you always hear about different concentration camps in different countries, but how often do you hear about America's own Japanese camps? Jeanne Wakatsuki tells a twisted tale of her poor, Japanese-American family taken away to a concentration camp during WWII. After Pearl Harbor was bombed, America fled into panic mode, creating great concentration camps to hold Japanese civilians in fear of them being spies. Jeanne was one of them, only at the age of eight. She tells the story of her going through her last years of her pre-teen years locked in a concentration camp. She shows all the different aspects of how she was treated, the food that was brought, and how she coped with her father being taken away-and worse, when he was brought back. Her father came back abusive, stubborn and stripped from his morals. All Jeanne wanted was peace, and that wasn't arriving anytime soon. The moment she stepped out of the concentration camp, in hopes to start anew, she was judged and discriminated. Read Farewell to Manzanar to hear a shocking story about a young girl who dealt with a concentration camp, an insane father, and discrimination post-war. It catches your attention and sucks you in, relating you to her many wishes.


Jeanne Wakatsuki

Jeanne Wakatsuki isn't bitter about her past in a concentration camp. In fact, she takes it as a lesson that she takes in account and talks to teens about. She writes Farewell to Manzanar so well that you get sucked into the book and actually feel like you're there with her, experiencing the hardships her and her family go throughout the years. It's a won prizes after prizes for how nicely it's written, and how well the story is told. It is a book to read, coming from me and the rest of our group.