Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II

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Written by Albert Marrin

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the American government rounded up 100,000 Japanese Americans and relocated them to Japanese Internment camps for over 4 years. Tying together chronological events, the author sheds light on thematic elements (like racism) during World War II and the dark history surrounding it. He also includes the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, events which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The layout is well-done. The inclusion of primary sources and photos adds depth to the information text and helps to align it with common core standards. Included are notes, further sources for reading, and an index. (Grades 7 to 12)

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II
Written by Albert Marrin
Alfred A. Knopf
246 pages
Release Date: October 25, 2016

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