Japanese American Internment

Picture Books

Bunting, Eve. So Far From the Sea. Clarion Books, New York. 1998.

Hamanaka, Sheila. The Journey: Japanese Americans, Racism, and Renewal. Orchard Books, New York. 1990.

Mochizuki, Ken. Baseball Saved Us. Lee and Low Books, New York. 1993.

Uchida, Yoshiko. The Bracelet. Philomel Books, New York. 1976.

Young Adult Literature

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and Houston, James D. Farewell to Manzanar. Bantam Books, Toronto. 1973.

Uchida, Yoshiko. Journey to Topaz: a Story of the Japanese-American Evacuation. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 1971.

Uchida, Yoshiko. Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family. Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle. 1982.

Wolff, Virginia Euwer. Bat 6. Scholastic Press, New York. 1998.

Teacher Readings

Chan, Sucheng. Asian Americans: An Interpretive History. Twayne Publishers, Boston. 1991. Synthesizes existing literature on Asian Americans to build a general interpretive history; presents the camp experience in historical context.

Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. Personal Justice Denied. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. December 1982.

Daniels, Roger. Prisoners Without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II. Hill & Wang Publishing, New York. 1993. This short text provides an overview of internment and includes a chapter on the redress movement and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1988.

Gesensway, Deborah and Roseman, Mindy. Beyond Words. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 1987. Compilation of visual art created by Japanese Americans in camp with commentary by the authors.

Higa, Karin editor. View From Within: Japanese American Art From the Internment Camps, 1942-1945. University of Washington Press, Seattle. 1992. The exhibition catalogue for Japanese American National Museum, UCLA White Art Gallery and UCLA Asian American Studies Center includes plates and an essay from the curator.

Inouye, Mamoru. The Heart Mountain Story: Photographs by Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel of the World War II Internment of Japanese Americans. M. Inouye, Los Gatos, California. 1997.

Ishigo, Estelle. Lone Heart Mountain. Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, Los Angeles. 1972. Sketches and text about the author's experience at Heart Mountain. (Currently out of print, check local libraries.)

Niiya, Brian, editor. Japanese American History, An A-to Z Reference from 1868 to the Present. Facts on File, New York. 1993.

Okada, John. No, No Boy. University of Washington, Seattle. 1976.

Okubo, Mine. Citizen 13660. University of Washington Press, Seattle. 1983.Book of line drawings and text based on the author's experiences at Tanforan Assembly Center and Topaz.

Uchida, Yoshiko. Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family. University of Washington Press, Seattle. 1982. A memoir by the noted children's author of her family's experiences before and during internment, with a moving epilogue about postwar rebuilding.

Weglyn, Michi. Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps. William Morrow & Co, New York, 1976. Overview of the removal and detention of Japanese Americans during WWII.

Web Sites

American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/ :
The American Heritage Center (AHC) is a research facility at the University of Wyoming. The AHC collects, preserves and catalogs manuscripts, photographs, maps, audio-visual materials, rare books, and artifacts related to, among other things, Wyoming and the West.

See AHC Primary Sources in the Classroom - Heart Mountain Relocation Center: A Lesson Using Primary Source Documents To Critically Analyze The Relocation Of Japanese Americans To Wyoming. http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/ahc/classroom/hm/index.htm

Japanese American National Museum: http://www.janm.org
The Japanese American National Museum is the first museum in the United States dedicated to sharing the experience of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Through building a comprehensive collection of Japanese American objects, images and documents and through a multi-faceted program of exhibitions, educational programs, films and publications, the Museum tells the story of Japanese Americans around the country to a national and international audience.

National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.nara.gov/
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines us as a people by overseeing the management of all federal records. NARA's mission is to "ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience."

See Research Room: http://www.nara.gov/research/

See Digital Classroom: http://www.nara.gov/education/classrm.html

Online Archive of California: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/
The Online Archive of California (OAC) is a statewide digital resource that integrates into a single, searchable database, finding aids to and digital facsimiles of the contents of primary resource collections throughout California. Included is a finding aid for the Estelle Ishigo Papers, Department of Special Collections, Young Research Library, UCLA.

See Getting Started with the Online Archive of California: http://www.cdlib.org/guides/oac/#options

Electronic Media

Days of Waiting, 1990.
A documentary film about Estelle Ishigo, focusing on internment. 28 minutes/Color/NHS-NTSC video-tape. Copyright owned by Mouchette Films. Produced and directed by Steven Okazaki. Department of Special Collections Backlog #146433.

E.O. 9066: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII.
CD-ROM. Available from the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) Store (213- 625-0414).


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