Blue Jay in the Desert

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Marlene Shigekawa
Illustrator(s):
Isao Kikuchi
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Polychrome Publishing
ISBN:
978-1879965041
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

This is the story of a Japanese-American boy and his family, who are interned during World War II. The boy doesn't quite understand what the internment is all about, but through his eyes we are able to see how it has affected the adults around him. The book includes a brief historical overview of the Japanese-American internment.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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