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Desert Exile The Uprooting of a Japanese American FamilyUth of San Francisco and in the Topaz Utah internment camp It tells the story of the courage and strength displayed by those who were intern. Easy and uick read Great for a middle reader or high school freshmen

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G World War II The book does than relate the day to day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan Racetrack the assembly center just so. In the same setting as Citizen 13660

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Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family Read æ 102 é After the attack on Pearl Harbor everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and during World War II The book does than relate the day to day experience of living in stalls at the Tanforan After the attack on Pearl Harbor everything changed for Yoshiko Uchida Desert Exile is her autobiographical account of life before and durin. Yoshiko Uchida 1982The author originally grew up in Berkeley California She starts off writing about her life there and gives some of her family history She also has her own share of tragedies; one cousin died in Japan during the war; one died at Heart Mountain due to a heart condition and an uncle became blind due to inadeuate care while he was at one of the interment campsShe continues with personal memories of her education in the US and how she as a Nisei felt she wasn't really fully Japanese and wasn't really fully American either The day Pearl Harbor was attacked her father was taken by the FBI There's a lot of very personal details of what was happening including the fact that the parents of a friend of hers were shot and killed by an anti Japanese fanaticShe and the rest of her family were subject to evacuation and she tells the story of how they had to get rid of things including even giving their pet collie away They were shipped to the Tanforan Assembly Center She describes the living conditions there including the horse stalls they lived in latrines with no privacy etc She also described the type of life her father had where he was being held and these details are something few if any other books haveShe describes details about life at Tanforan including the activities classes the setting up of the post office etc As with the other evacuees she and her family were moved to a relocation center in their case Topaz They even had a sheet of instructions to follow on what words to use in Topaz reminding me of an episode of The Prisoner with similar sayings including to use the word Safety Council instead of Internal Police and Residents instead of EvacueesIt's also obvious from what she writes that Topaz was not at all ready for use when the evacuees got there Many buildings were not even finished being built the laundry lacked water and lights didn't work She writes about how elementary schools were supposed to start but nothing was there except an empty building She also visited a white teacher at her staff lodgings and found out that the staff were in much much comfortable buildings than the interneesAlthough the schools finally did get started they had to close in November due to the fact that they weren't actually finished and so terrible cold kept getting in to the schoolrooms She also writes about the increasing tensions and bitterness in the camp and how this affected the way people behavedShe finally did get to leave the camp and continue her education outsideThis is a very personal book and extremely good giving a lot of good in depth insight into what was actually happening at the assembly centers and internment camps Definitely worth reading