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characters Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Cynthia Grady A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment campsWhen Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp Before they are moved Breed asks the c. Oh wow I do absolutely love love love Cynthia Grady's Write to Me Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind For truly Miss Clara Breed is or rather she was not only a loving kind and simply delightful person in and of herself considering that in post Pearl Harbour WWII USA Japanese Americans were for the most part considered one and all collectively as enemies of the state and potential traitors Miss Breed asking young Katherine Tasaki and other internees to regularly write to her as well as her handing out bags of books etc at the train station sending Japanese Americans to their respective internment camps and in full view of gun toting American soldiers at that this might well have had in a worst case scenario some not so wonderful and happy conseuences and repercussions for Miss Breed However and on the other hand the fact that according to the information presented and featured by author Cynthia Grady in Write to Me Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind Clara Breed was fortunately always seemingly able to without all that much official harassment not only easily and consistently able to correspond with her imprisoned Japanese American former library patrons to keep sending them books and other necessary supplies but yes indeed even to pen very much critical articles on how Japanese Americans on the West Coast of the USA were being approached and imprisoned without reason and charge all that most definitely needs to be seen and lauded as something majorly positive For yes if this story had taken place in say Nazi Germany and Miss Breed had been attempting to help and support Jewish children sending them books and even remotely either officially or unofficially complaining about the National Socialist progroms against Jews and anyone with even some Jewish background this would almost certainly have led at best to Miss Breed being arrested and probably even to her being likely executed as a traitor But still and nevertheless even if Miss Breed probably did not ever have to fear arrest and actual danger with regard to her sending books and supplies to interned Japanese American children and regularly corresponding with them I still do very much consider her a total and utter heroine as even if she might not have been in actual danger of official sanctions and problems her critical perspective regarding American policies towards Japanese Americans and that she was being very vocal with and in her criticism and condemnation would than probably not have been very generally popular and would likely have massively and totally angered and infuriated many Americans especially since Clara Breed continued to regularly correspond with Japanese American internees and sought to help them in every way she could Accompanied by Amiko Hirao's both descriptive and at times heartbreaking illustrations as well as archival photographs on the front and back cover pages of Write to Me Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind not to mention the absolutely wonderful and educational supplemental information that Cynthia Grady has included a short biography of Clara Breed multiple informative time lines source notes and bibliographic lists for further study and reading Write to Me Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind is most definitely a shining five star book for me and one that I do most strongly recommend to and for anyone an informative educational relatable and emotional account that not only introduces readers gently but firmly and with adeuate and necessary criticism to the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII but also celebrates and portrays the life of a courageous woman fetes a caring compassionate and yes brave librarian who did all she could to help support Japanese American internees to make their unreasonable and unacceptable imprisonment by the

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Write to Me review ¼ 3 ¾ A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment campsWhen Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp Before they a Hildren to write her letters and gives them books to take with them Through the three years of their internment the children correspond with Miss Breed sharing their stories providing feedback on books and creating a record of their experiences Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum author Cynthia Grady presents. Well I knew I was in Patricia Polacco style trouble when I almost teared up reading the inside front cover and I was near to emotional tears all the way through this bookI’ve read a lot about the internment of people of Japanese ancestry during WWII but this was a new part of the story for me So heartwarming and good to know a person like Clara Breed existed and was there as much as she could be for the children who had used her library prior to their imprisonment The illustrations are lovely and I appreciated the included photos It sounded as though the letters and postcards are in existence so I wish images of even a few of them had made it into the book The slight story was well told and is a good introduction to what happened to people of Japanese ancestry during the war I did thoroughly enjoy the book proper and I loved the extras at the end an author’s note a list of notable dates in Clara Breed’s life a selected history of the Japanese people in the United States Source Notes Selected Bibliography Further Reading and Photo credits This is an excellent book for young people and adults too It grabbed and held my attention and I really liked it 4 12 stars

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Write to MeA difficult subject with honesty and hope A beautiful picture book for sharing and discussing with older children as well as the primary audience Booklist STARRED REVIEW A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition Kirkus ReviewsAn affecting introduction to a distressing chapter in US history and a brave librarian who inspired hope Publisher's Week. Given today's political climate especially concerning the internment of asylum seekers and immigrants on our southern border this book is uite timely The world should never forget the atrocities committed against the Jews and other targeted groups in the death camps and concentration camps run by the Nazis But America has also rounded up groups of people based solely on their ethnicity and imprisoned them in concentration camps Sadly the current administration continues to do soOur shameful treatment of Japanese citizens during WWII should not be swept under the rug and this book goes a long way toward informing the next generation about our own misdeedsThe illustrations done on Canson Mi Teints white paper with Faber Castell pencilsevoke an older time and show the resilience of the imprisoned but what I found to be even powerful were the black and white photographs included on the endpagesThe author included a note that explains about the topic an abbreviated timeline of both Ms Breed's life and historical events for Japanese people in the United States source notes a selected bibliography and suggestions for further reading at the end of the book This book was featured as one of the selections for the March 2019 Outstanding Women themed reads for the Picture Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads I'm glad that it was selected as I'm not sure if we would have discovered it otherwise