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Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky
Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky | Sandra Dallas
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It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. Although her parents came from Japan and her grandparents still live there, Tomi considers herself an American. She doesn't speak Japanese and has never been to Japan. But after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, things change. No Japs Allowed signs hang in store windows and Tomi's family is ostracized. Things get much worse. Suspected as a spy, Tomi's father is taken away. The rest of the Itano family is sent to an internment camp in Colorado. Many other Japanese American families face a similar fate. Tomi becomes bitter, wondering how her country could treat her and her family like the enemy. What does she need to do to prove she is an honorable American? Sandra Dallas shines a light on a dark period of American history in this story of a young Japanese American girl caught up in the prejudices and World War II.
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It's 1942: Tomi Itano, 12, is a second-generation Japanese American who lives in California with her family on their strawberry farm. But everything changes after the attack on Pearl Harbor…

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An American story. A story of Americans. Frankly I think this should be in every middle grade class in America. I cannot recall learning about WWII Japanese relocation camps until I was out of school. If we did it was so glossed over I didn‘t recall it. So important to tell the story of all Americans. Reading this makes me want to read Dallas‘s adult novel on the subject, Tallgrass.

OutAndAbout @megnews If you haven‘t read it yet, George Takei‘s graphic novel They Called Us Enemy is another eye opening first hand account. I highly recommend it. (edited) 2y
megnews @Out-and-about I read that this year and agree it was excellent. Another great one I recently read is 2y
OutAndAbout @megnews nice. I‘ll check that out. 2y
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Eggs I remember this book ❤️🇺🇸💙 2y
TheSpineView @Eggs You have a good memory. 😊 2y
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Sweet YA story (historical fiction) of American Japanese families "relocated" (imprisoned) to an internment camp in Colorado in 1942-1944 by US government order. A travesty ?

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Fabulous middle grade historical fiction set in a relocation camp during World War II and told from the perspective of 12 year old Tomi.