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Download Fish for Jimmy 100 Í For two boys in a Japanese American family everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp Jimmy loses his appetite Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and night after night sneaks out of the camp and catches frAinThis affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author's true family story and includes a letter to readers with information about the historical background and inspiratio. A touching beautifully illustrated story based upon the author's own family history

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For two boys in a Japanese American family everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internm. When people of Japanese descent were rounded up and sent to live in internment camps shortly after the United States entered World War II they found themselves eating a very different diet than the fresh fish vegetables and fruit that had been available when they had lived near the Pacific Ocean Jimmy and his older brother Taro are no exception to enjoying fresh food after all their parents own a Farmer's MarketBut early in December after the attack on Pearl Harbor their father is taken away by three men in the FBI The family can no longer live in their home and run their Farmer's Market and Jimmy Taro and their mother find themselves forced to live in tiny barracks surrounded by guards Confused about what is happening Jimmy refuses to eat the unfamiliar food he is servedAnd no matter how much they try to coax him no one can get Jimmy to eat Although everyone is worried about him Jimmy just doesn't understand why his family isn't living in their home near the ocean Or why they can't eat his mother's good rice and noodles or the fresh vegetables and fish he loves so much Soon Jimmy even stops playing with the other kidsOne night Taro worried about Jimmy and feeling responsible for taking care of him in their father's absence makes a big decision Taking a borrowed pair of garden shears he uietly leaves the barrack find a place in the fence where the guards can't see him and clips a hole he can crawl throughFinding a mountain stream Taro waits until he feels a fish hitting against his leg then uickly grabs fish after fish wrapping them in his mother's scarf And in the morning there is fish for Jimmy who finally eats to his mother and Taro's reliefIn her end note author Katie Yamasaki writes that Fish for Jimmy is based on a true story from her family's history Her great grandfather was arrested by the FBI just as Taro and Jimmy's father had been though it was her grandfather's cousin who snuck out of the camp to find fish for his young son I think that by putting the stories together Yamasaki is able to highlight the impact that interning innocent people particularly children based solely on their ethnicity through Jimmy's depression and his refusal to eat and works to make this a very accessible story for young readers Sadly it made me think about all the Jimmys who found themselves in these camps and who were too young to understand what was happeningThe illustrations done with acrylic paint vividly capture the emotions each person is feeling The reader sees Jimmy going from a happy little boy to a depressed child and finally as a smiling kid after having a taste of home again The danger Taro faced sneaking out to catch the fish is aptly shown in a spread with the barbed wire fence in the foreground and guards with big guns in the background and behind that readers can see Taro's searching for the right spot in the fence to cut through It is a wonderful dynamic rather sophisticated image and Yamasaki the muralist painter is really present in itFish for Jimmy is an excellent choice for introducing the history of the internment of Japanese Americans to young readers and it will definitely resonate with things happening in today's world for themThis book is recommended for readers age 6This book was borrowed from the Bank Street School Library

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Fish for JimmyEnt camp Jimmy loses his appetite Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and night after night sneaks out of the camp and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong ag. I'm using this book as part of my historical Fiction unit Katie Yamasaki takes readers into the historical time period when racial prejudice and fear against Japanese Americans allowed the creation of Japanese internment camps along the West coast of the United States something I never learned about when I was in school Right after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7 1941 than 110000 Japanese Americans were taken from their homes and sent to live in the internment camps for fear that they were working with Japan Yamasaki’s family stayed at the Granada Relocation Center in Amache Colorado In her book Fish For Jimmy Yamasaki retells a family story about how freedom can come to you when you’re concern for others becomes greater than your concern for yourselfI think Yamasaki's illustrations are also fantastic