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Farewell to Manzanar Paperback – February 14, 2012
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"An extraordinary episode in American history." - Library Journal
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called The Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In."
Farewell To Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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The author candidly related her experiences and the feelings she had at the time. She also revealed some of the negative dynamics that occurred within her family.
After reading the book, I went looking for the 1976 movie that was based on it. I found a couple of sources. I opted for the cheapest one - it was a DVD-R with NO features at all (like chapters, an index, subtitles, etc.) I suspect it was recorded from a VHS tape. The quality was quite low, but the movie was watchable. Not a great movie, but it was a decent supplement to the book. Good enough that I got a much more expensive copy that's available from the Japanese American National Museum.
That DVD had much better image quality, and also an interview with the author, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.
Questions about the DVD? I'll try to answer comments quickly.
As a footnote, there is now a National Park at Manzanar which is well worth visiting for anyone who lives or is traveling in the area.
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Farewell to Manzanar is set in an internment camp in a remote corner of the Eastern Sierra.Read more