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Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family by Yoshiko Uchida [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Desert ExileThe autobiographical account of a second-generation Japanese American woman growing up in Berkeley, California, and her family’s internment experiences at Camp Topaz during World War II.

During World War II, some 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry, many of whom were U.S. citizens, were stripped of their basic human rights and imprisoned in internment camps scattered throughout the Western U.S. When the war was over, not a single case of treason or espionage was ever found against a Japanese American.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 1982