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661608
Barbed wire baseball by Moss, Marissa 

BTSB Prebound(Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013)

BTSB #: 661608 Available

Dewey: 796.357/NAges: 6-10   
AR: 4.5 LG RC: 5.3 3-5 Lexile: 800

Subjects: Baseball Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 World War, 1939-1945


Summary: A true story about baseball set in the Japanese internment camps of WWII.


650561
Baseball saved us by Mochizuki, Ken 

Paperback(Lee & Low Books, 2012)

BTSB #: 650561 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-11   
Lexile: 550 AD F&P: O

Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Japanese baseball - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Baseball - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction


Summary: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.


8.98 *

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650570
Baseball saved us by Mochizuki, Ken 

BTSB Prebound(Lee & Low Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 650570 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-9   
Lexile: 550 AD F&P: O

Genres: Sports Multicultural


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Japanese baseball - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Baseball - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction


Summary: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over.


16.09 *

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650562
Beisbol nos salvo by Mochizuki, Ken 

BTSB PreboundSPANISH(Lee & Low Books, 2018)

BTSB #: 650562 Available

Dewey: FAges: 7-9   
Lexile: 620

Genres: Spanish Bilingual Sports Multicultural


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945. - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Baseball - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Spanish language - Reading materials


Summary: A Japanese American boy learns to play baseball when he and his family are forced to live in an internment camp during World War II, and his ability to play helps him after the war is over. In Spanish.


16.27 *

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543613
Dash [Dogs of World War II]by Larson, Kirby 

BTSB Prebound(Scholastic Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 543613 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 3.9 MG RC: 3.3 3-5 Lexile: 570

Genres: Historical Fiction Animals


Subjects: Puyallup Assembly Center (Puyallup, Wash.) - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Dogs - Fiction Washington (State) - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: When her family is forced into an internment camp, Mitsi Kashino is separated from her home, her classmates, and her beloved dog Dash; and as her family begins to come apart around her, Mitsi clings to her one connection to the outer world--the letters from the kindly neighbor who is caring for Dash.


22.08 *

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893676
Desert diary : Japanese American kids behind barbed wire by Tunnell, Michael O. 

BTSB Prebound(Charlesbridge, 2020)

BTSB #: 893676 Available

Dewey: 940.53/NAges: 9-13   
Lexile: 1090

Subjects: Central Utah Relocation Center Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 World War, 1939-1945 - Japanese Americans - Personal narratives Japanese American children - Diaries World War, 1939-1945 - Children - United States


Summary: In March 1943, twenty-seven children began third grade in a strange new environment: the Topaz Relocation Center in Utah. Together with their teacher, Miss Yamauchi, these uprooted young Americans began keeping a classroom diary, with a different child illustrating each day's entry. Their full-color diary entries paint a vivid picture of daily life in an internment camp: schoolwork, sports, pets, holidays, health--and the mixed feelings of citizens who were loyal but distrusted.


23.48 *

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339634
Diamond in the desert by Fitzmaurice, Kathryn 

Paperback(Viking, 2012)

BTSB #: 339634 Available

Dewey: FAges: 10-14   
AR: 5 MG RC: 5.3 6-8

Subjects: Gila River Relocation Center - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Baseball - Fiction


Summary: After the Pearl Harbor attack, Tetsu & his family are relocated to Arizona where Tetsu plays baseball until his sister becomes ill.


6.55 *

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469986
Displacement by Hughes, Kiku 

Paperback(First Second, 2020)

BTSB #: 469986 Available

Dewey: 741.5/FAges: 12-18   
AR: 4.7 UG

Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Time travel - Fiction Graphic novels


Summary: A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her late grandmother's experiences in WWII-era Japanese internment camps.


14.75 *

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921644
Enemy child : the story of Norman Mineta, a boy imprisoned in a Japanese American internment camp during World War II by Warren, Andrea 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2019)

BTSB #: 921644 Available

Dewey: 940.53/BAges: 10-14   
AR: 7.2 MG RC: 9.2 6-8 Lexile: 1030

Subjects: Mineta, Norman Yoshio,|d1931- Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.) - Children - Biography Legislators - United States - Biography Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Children - Biography World War, 1939-1945 - Children - United States - Biography World War, 1939-1945 - Japanese Americans - Children - Biography


Summary: A biography of Norman Mineta, from his internment as a child in Heart Mountain Internment Camp during World War II, through his political career including serving in Congress for ten terms during which time he was instrumental in getting the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 passed which provided reparations and an apology to those who were interned.


469985
Four-four-two by Hughes, Dean 

BTSB Prebound(Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016)

BTSB #: 469985 Available

Dewey: FAges: 12-16   
AR: 5.5 MG RC: 5.4 6-8 Lexile: 820

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: United States.|bArmy.|bRegimental Combat Team, 442nd - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Soldiers - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction


Summary: Forced into an internment camp at the start of World War II, eighteen-year-old Yuki enlists in the Army to fight for the Allies as a member of the "Four-Four-Two," a segregated Japanese American regiment.


6.50 *

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583993
Fred Korematsu [My Itty-Bitty Bio]by Loh-Hagan, Virginia 

BTSB Prebound(Cherry Lake, 2022)

BTSB #: 583993 Available

Dewey: 341.6/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 1.7 LG Lexile: 410

Subjects: Korematsu, Fred,|d1919-2005 Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Japanese Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century Civil rights workers - United States - Biography Japanese Americans - Biography


Summary: Examines the life of civil rights hero Fred Korematsu, a Japanese American who stood up for other Japanese Americans during World War II.


23.46 *

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074988
Fred Korematsu speaks up [Fighting for justice Volume: ]by Atkins, Laura 

BTSB Prebound(Heyday, 2017)

BTSB #: 074988 Available

Dewey: 341.6/BAges: 8-12   
AR: 6.1 MG

Subjects: Korematsu, Fred,|d1919-2005 - Trials, litigation, etc Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Japanese Americans - Civil rights - History|y20th century


Summary: The story of Fred Korematsu's fight against discrimination explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice.


22.09 *

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883982
Love in the library by Tokuda-Hall, Maggie 

BTSB Prebound(Candlewick Press, 2022)

BTSB #: 883982 Available

Dewey: EAges: 6-8   


Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction


Subjects: Tokuda, Tama - Fiction Tokuda, George - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Libraries - Fiction Books and reading - Fiction Love - Fiction


Summary: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. Trying not to think of the life she once had, she works in the camp's tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting with color and light, love and fairness. George waits each morning by the library door, his arms piled with books checked out the day before. And soon their friendship becomes a lifelong romance.


386754
Painting the rainbow by Gordon, Amy 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2014)

BTSB #: 386754 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 5.1 MG RC: 4.6 6-8 Lexile: 760

Genres: Family Life


Subjects: Cousins - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Secrets - Fiction Family problems - Fiction Family life - New Hampshire - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction New Hampshire - History|y20th century - Fiction


Summary: During Holly and Ivy's annual month-long visit at the family's New Hampshire lake house in 1965, the distance that seems to be growing between the thirteen-year-old cousins fades when they accidentally uncover hints of a family secret dating back to World War II.


800251
Paper wishes by Sepahban, Lois 

Paperback(Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2016)

BTSB #: 800251 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-12   
AR: 3.8 MG RC: 3.2 3-5 Lexile: 550

Subjects: Manzanar War Relocation Center - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Selective mutism - Fiction Family life - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction


Summary: Near the start of World War II, young Manami, her parents, and Grandfather are evacuated from their home and sent to Manzanar, an ugly, dreary internment camp in the desert for Japanese-American citizens.


7.37 *

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255474
Red berries, white clouds, blue sky by Dallas, Sandra 

BTSB Prebound(Sleeping Bear Press, 2014)

BTSB #: 255474 Available

Dewey: FAges: 9-13   
AR: 4.3 MG RC: 3.7 3-5 Lexile: 640

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - United States - Fiction


Summary: After Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, twelve-year-old Tomi and her Japanese-American family are split up and forced to leave their California home to live in internment camps in New Mexico and Colorado.


20.66 *

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871046
They called us enemy by Takei, George 

Paperback(Top Shelf Productions, 2019)

BTSB #: 871046 Available

Dewey: 940.53/AAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.6 MG+RC: 5.2 6-8 Lexile: 680 GN

Subjects: Takei, George,|d1937- Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.) Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Japanese American - California - Biography World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - United States Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc Camp Tulelake (Calif.) California - History|y1850-1950


Summary: A stunning memoir in graphic novel format recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon--and America itself--in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


16.39 *

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871083
They called us enemy by Takei, George 

BTSB Prebound(Top Shelf Productions, 2019)

BTSB #: 871083 Available

Dewey: 940.53/AAges: 7-10   
AR: 4.6 MG+RC: 5.2 6-8 Lexile: 680 GN

Subjects: Takei, George,|d1937- Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.) Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 Japanese American - California - Biography World War, 1939-1945 - Concentration camps - United States Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc Camp Tulelake (Calif.) California - History|y1850-1950


Summary: A stunning memoir in graphic novel format recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon--and America itself--in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.


23.48 *

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361462
This light between us : a novel of World War II by Fukuda, Andrew Xia 

Paperback(Tor Teen, 2020)

BTSB #: 361462 Available

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5 MG+ Lexile: 690

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: United States.|bArmy.|bRegimental Combat Team, 442nd - Fiction Pen pals - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Jews - France - Paris - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction


Summary: In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his new pen pal, Charlie Levy of Paris, France, is a girl, but in spite of his initial reluctance, their letters continue over the years and they fight for their friendship even as Charlie endures the Nazi occupation and Alex leaves his family in an internment camp and joins the Army.


9.01 *

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361464
This light between us : a novel of World War II by Fukuda, Andrew Xia 

BTSB Prebound(Tor Teen, 2020)

BTSB #: 361464 In Bindery

Dewey: FAges: 13-17   
AR: 5 MG+ Lexile: 690

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural


Subjects: United States.|bArmy.|bRegimental Combat Team, 442nd - Fiction Pen pals - Fiction Friendship - Fiction Prejudices - Fiction Japanese Americans - Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 - Fiction Jews - France - Paris - Fiction World War, 1939-1945 - Fiction


Summary: In 1935, ten-year-old Alex Maki of Bainbridge Island, Washington, is horrified to discover that his new pen pal, Charlie Levy of Paris, France, is a girl, but in spite of his initial reluctance, their letters continue over the years and they fight for their friendship even as Charlie endures the Nazi occupation and Alex leaves his family in an internment camp and joins the Army.


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