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We are not free

by Chee, Traci,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 32 Libraries 34 of 50 copies
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Summary
* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK *



From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.



Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.



Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.



Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.



In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Chee is a master storyteller, as the Reader trilogy aptly demonstrates. Here, she uses her own San Francisco--based Japanese American family's history to inform a blazing and timely indictment of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII. Her passion and personal involvement combine with her storytelling talents to create a remarkable and deeply moving account of the incarceration. The interconnected stories of 14 very different teenage individuals beautifully demonstrate the disintegration of family life in the camps, a phenomenon often addressed in nonfiction accounts but not so well depicted in fiction--until now. In a culture where the influence of parents and grandparents was all-important, life behind barbed wire destroyed that dynamic, with peer influence and friendships taking precedence. It's as if S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders met Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston's Farewell to Manzanar. Despite the large cast, Chee's clear chapter headings, vivid characterizations, and lively portrayals of very diverse characters enable readers to easily identify the nonstereotyped teens. Chee also incorporates many different media types: telegrams, newspapers, postcards, drawings, and maps all help to drive and deepen the story. A short but excellent bibliography and thoughtful author's notes round out what should become required curriculum reading on a shameful and relevant chapter in U.S. history."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Spanning three years, from March 1942 to March 1945, Chee's accomplished novel about America's treatment of Japanese Americans is told by 14 Nisei teenagers who have grown up together in San Francisco's Japantown. The book traces their varied trajectories, beginning with their initial deportation to a nearby incarceration camp, then a second move to the more developed compound of Topaz City, Utah, where prisoners are forced to pledge loyalty to the U.S. or to Japan through a questionnaire, and "No-Nos"--those who refuse U.S. allegiance and military service--are deported to yet another camp. Inspired by Chee's family history, the book powerfully depicts, as an author's note states, "a mere fraction of what this generation went through." Varying between first-, second-, and third-person narration; letters and verse; and even one chapter told by "all of us," each interconnected story has a distinct voice (a provided "Character Registry" is useful for keeping track of the many characters and relationships). The individual tales are well crafted and emotionally compelling, and they resolve into an elegant arc. Ambitious in scope and complexity, this is an essential contribution to the understanding of the wide-ranging experiences impacting people of Japanese ancestry in the U.S. during WWII. Ages 12--up. Agent: Barbara Poelle, Irene Goodman Agency. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Fiction.
Japanese American families -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- United States -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Fiction.
Internment camps -- United States -- Fiction.
Racism -- United States -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Prejudices -- Fiction.
California -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.
Publisher Boston :2020
Language English
Description 384 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 381).
ISBN 9780358131434
035813143X
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