Grady, Cynthia,

Write to me : letters from Japanese American children to the Librarian they left behind / Cynthia Grady ; illustrated by Amiko Hirao. - 26 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

9781580896887 158089688X

2016034443

GBB802169 bnb

018666938 Uk


Breed, Clara E. 1906-1994 --Correspondence--Juvenile literature.
Breed, Clara E. 1906-1994.
Breed, Clara E. 1906-1994


Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)--Juvenile literature.
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)
Poston Relocation Center (Ariz.)


Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
World War (1939-1945)


1939-1945


Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans--Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945--Children--United States--Juvenile literature.
Japanese American children--Correspondence--Juvenile literature.
Children's librarians--United States--Biography--Juvenile literature.
Japanese Americans--History--California--San Diego--Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American--Juvenile literature.
Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Japanese-Americans.
World War, 1939-1945--Children--United States.
Japanese American children.
Children's librarians--United States.
Japanese Americans--History.--California--San Diego
World War, 1939-1945--United States.
World War, 1939-1945.
Children.
Children's librarians.
Japanese American children.
Japanese Americans.


California--San Diego.
United States.


Personal narratives.
Nonfiction.
Biography.
History.
Juvenile works.
Personal narratives--American.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Personal correspondence.

D769.8.A6 / G66 2018

940.53