|Fred Korematsu speaks up (Fighting for justice)|
Author: Atkins, Laura
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.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Yogi, Stan|
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Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.10
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 197339
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/01/16)
School Library Journal (+) (00/04/17)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/15/2017 The last name Korematsu may be familiar to readers in the context of the infamous Supreme Court case of Fred Korematsu, a resister of U.S. attempts to intern Japanese Americans during WWII. His story is an absolute keystone in the history of civil liberties in the U.S. Drawing heavily on the recollections of two of Fred’s children, the book details Korematsu’s upbringing in Oakland, California, his imprisonment for resisting internment, his quest to legally marry his white wife, and his 40-year legal battle. The layout is stellar, utilizing a multimedia approach that includes photographs from the camps, family portraits, illustrations and letters from prisoners, and government documents. Focus groups of teachers, librarians, and young readers provided feedback about the book’s design, and its appeal and user-friendly presentation are undeniable. The end matter includes practical strategies for kids to take action against injustice in their own communities. This book honors the legacy of an oft-forgotten champion of human rights in America. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.