Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Gaijin is the fictionalized story of Faulkner's great aunt's and cousin's stories about being in the Japanese internment camps during WWII. I really enjoyed this book because it is the story seldom brought up in history classes and seen through such a unique perspective - that of 13 year old biracia...
It’s not fair, why is this happening? The year is 1941 and America has just declared war on Japan. Koji’s father has returned to Japan for family matters a while back and now Koji and his mother are alone in San Francisco, when this news hits. Being of mixed race, Koji immediately begins to feel dis...
With a white mother and a Japanese father, Koji Miyamoto quickly realizes that his home in San Francisco is no longer a welcoming one after Pearl Harbor is attacked. And once he's sent to an internment camp, he learns that being half white at the camp is just as difficult as being half Japanese on t...
I didn't have high expectations of this book, so I wasn't that disappointed by it. It's an interesting story: biracial kid gets sent to the Internment camps (but I'm pretty sure the camp/place he was sent in the book is fake... which just, why?). But the story is pretty thin. I don't understand Ko...
I read this book when it came into my library collection with a big order. I think I might bump it up to the secondary library, so I'm glad I gave it a read.
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