''[An] extraordinary collection of photographs and personal recollections''
--School Library Journal
, starred review
''Thanks to the talent of photographers Toyo Miyatake, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and others, these images convey more than words ever could the absurd supposition that children were also the 'enemy' simply because of their race. Seventy years later, I am still affected upon viewing photos of my family and childhood friends as we attempted to create a community within confines of barbed wire.''
--Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, former internee at Manzanar, and coauthor of Farewell to Manzanar
''Heartwarming as well as heartbreaking, this rich selection of photographs--many published for the first time--illuminates everyday life at Manzanar.''
--Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography, New Mexico Museum of Art
''For the children of Manzanar, the tarpapered barracks were home. Their resilience during the World War II period speaks profoundly to the power of youth, family, and community. Children of Manzanar is an important record of the lives of these young Americans--their farewells, adjustment, and sometimes even joy in a land of dust.''
--Naomi Hirahara, author of Summer of the Big Bachi and Snakeskin Shamisen
''Children of Manzanar has captured the true life of the children. It has brought back many memories of good times as well as sad times.''
--Saburo Sasaki, former internee at Manzanar
''Far more than a mere memory book, Children of Manzanar presents readers with an exquisite blending of fresh images, original stories, and a stellar array of text panels that will deliver them to the very marrow of Manzanar's diverse meanings for its unjustly confined population of young people.''
--Arthur A. Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fullerton
''Children of Manzanar belongs in every library if one wishes to gain knowledge of the effect imprisonment had on thousands of Japanese American children. The reader should be prepared, when finished, to ask 'WHY?!'''
--Dennis Tojo Bambauer, former internee at Manzanar
''I've read a lot of books on Manzanar, but this one opened my eyes to a whole different world. Children of Manzanar is a powerful and moving book.'' --Alan Miyatake, grandson of photographer and former internee Toyo Miyatake
About the Author
Heather C. Lindquist grew up in the Pacific Northwest not far from the Bellevue blueberry fields that Japanese American families had to abandon when they were removed from the West Coast during World War II. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in American Studies, Lindquist discovered a love of exhibit planning and writing while serving as an intern at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Later applying this experience to developing interpretive exhibits for Manzanar National Historic Site and other National Park Service venues, Heather Lindquist collaborates with her husband, Mark Lindquist, in their media production and exhibit planning company, Harvest Moon Studio. She is a contributing author to Freedom in My Heart
, edited by Cynthia Jacobs Carter and published by the U.S. National Slavery Museum in association with National Geographic. Lindquist lives in Los Angeles