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Lines We Draw: A Story Of Imprisoned Japanese Americans

ISBN-10: 1631632809
ISBN-13: 9781631632808
Author: Lee, Camellia
Illustrated by: Freeberg, Eric
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: North Star Editions

Publication Date: January 2019

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 142

Series: I Am America

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 790L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Asian American

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

It's August 1941 when Sumiko Adachi starts at a new school in Phoenix, Arizona. In spite of her first-day jitters, she finds a friendly face in Emi Kuno. But everything changes after Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, and the United States enters World War II. Suddenly the girls are faced with anti-Japanese sentiment from classmates and neighbors. When an arbitrary dividing line is drawn through Phoenix, the girls find themselves on opposite sides. Can Sumiko and Emi maintain their friendship when one of them is forced into a confinement camp, and the other is allowed to remain free? It's the storytellers who preserve a nation's history. But what happens when some stories are silenced? The I Am America series features fictional stories based on important historical events from people whose voices have been underrepresented, lost, or forgotten over time.
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