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Farewell to Manzanar

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.
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Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jennifer Ikeda

Length:

5h


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:47


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:04


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

05:51


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:17


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

18:38


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

05:27


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

09:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

08:28


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

03:21


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:54


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

19:33


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

06:23


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

12:16


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:28


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

11:13


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

17:49


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

21:07


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

29:30


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

07:15