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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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Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi’s Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Yutaka Houlette, illustrators) - recommended by @definitelyra


Editors Linda Gordon and Gary Okihiro’s

Impounded: Dorothea Lange and the Censored Images of Japanese American Internment

- recommended by @definitelyra


David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars


Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston’s Farewell to Manzanar


Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine


George Takei’s They Called Us Enemy - Jen's review



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