Qty:1
  • List Price: $17.95
  • Save: $3.31 (18%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Former Library book. Used but still in excellent shape. Clean pages and little wear.Great prices and great return policy! Best books around. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Children of Manzanar Paperback – April 1, 2012


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.64
$4.46 $3.84

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Frequently Bought Together

Children of Manzanar + Photographs of Manzanar + Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II (Documentary Arts and Culture, Published in ... for Documentary Studies at Duke University)
Price for all three: $49.44

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Heyday (April 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597141607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597141604
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #679,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

''[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

More 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.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ms. R on November 17, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The more I learn about the internment camps, the more saddened and shocked I have become. This book is touching and the photos and words work well together to tell the story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NebraskaIcebergs on August 10, 2013
Format: Paperback
It's surprising how a relatively unknown subject can get under one's skin. It only took me two short evenings to read Children of Manzanar by Heather Lindquist. Yet its impact will last much longer, as indicated by the conversation I had afterwards with my husband. We were talking about suffering, which led to a discussion of wars, and then I started to share what I'd learned about Manzanar. Turns out, I had a lot to say about the topic. For such a small book (less than 150 pages), Children of Manzanar by Heather Lindquist makes a large emotional impact.

For this review, I'd like to discuss two aspects of Children of Manzanar. First is the format. It's organized into five chapters, which tell the story of the Japanese American internment during World War II in chronological order. Each chapter contains an introduction that runs one to five pages. The remainder of each chapter is a mix of black-and-white photos and short quotes from people who were interned and from camp staff. With such a format, Children of Manzanar has a clinical museum feel to it. For me, that meant while it felt both informative, it also seemed too emotionally detached. Maybe the latter is necessary to an extent, given the serious topic. This said, the content is easy to digest and the photos and quotes are poignant. When all is said and done, the book succeeded in pulling me into this dark time in American history.

The second aspect of the book I wish to discuss is the content. As I have already mentioned, Children of Manzanar recounts the story of the Japanese American internment in a chronological order. The first chapter starts by telling how radically the life of Japanese Americans changed during World War II.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard D. Masters on March 21, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
APPL EXCELLENCE AWARD -- March 7, 2013
The 2013 Association of Partners for Public Lands Excellence Award is presented to Children of Manzanar, the winner in the Children's Media category. Children of Manzanar was chosen for this honor because it exemplifies the qualities of a truly collaborative project. It involved a variety of partners working to produce a product of exceptional value to the interpretation and understanding of a public lands site. It was recognized for its creativity and unique perspective through the use of first person accounts of the lives of children held in Internment Camps during World War II and its use of pictorial elements to accompany the text. Furthermore, our judges were impressed with the quality of the book, noting that its publisher is also a nonprofit organization. Additionally, the focus toward a young adult audience is especially appealing.
[ ... ]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?