Fish For Jimmy: Inspired by One Family’s Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Katie Yamasaki
Age Group:
7-11
Publisher:
Holiday House
ISBN:
978-0823423750
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

For two brothers in a Japanese-American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp, and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.

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