By Toshiko Shoji Ito; Fear River Press, 2005
Her only crime was being born to Japanese parents in America. Tomi is 17 and living a carefree life in Seattle when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor in 1941. Accused by the U.S. government of spying for the enemy, she and her family are forced to leave everything behind and travel to a bleak outpost in south central Idaho-- the Minidoka Relocation Center. Like many other Japanese families, they carry the burden of shame over their imprisonment. But Tomi’s indomitable spirit prevails throughout their ordeal. Based on a true story; HC $19.95; pb $11.95

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