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Roots of INTERNMENT: Perspectives on Internment during World War II

Samira Ahmed's Internment was our Unabridged Buddy Read for March and Book Club Pick for April. Our episode releases this Wednesday, April 1. In the novel, the protagonist and her parents are taken--in the near future--to an internment camp for Muslim citizens of the United States that is located near Manzanar. Frequently, Ahmed references WW II internment camps like Manzanar as historical context for her novel.

Here are other sources--some own voices and some not--that provide perspectives on the internment camps.

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Gina Jastrzab Pelz
Gina Jastrzab Pelz
Apr 03, 2020

Wow this is amazing.


Kate Vocke
Kate Vocke
Apr 02, 2020

Wow! This is amazing. Nice job!


Alix Maza
Alix Maza
Apr 01, 2020

Thanks for this! I read Back in middle school I read a bunch of WWII books.

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