Gasa Gasa Girl Goes To Camp: A Nisei Youth behind a World War II Fence
By Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey; University of Utah Press, 2014
FROM FRONT JACKET FLAP:
"During her early years, Lily Nakai and her family lived in Southern California, where sometimes she and her mother would look out into the night and dream of climbing the Hollywood sign that lit the sky. At age ten, after believing that her family was simply going on a camping trip, she found herself living in a tar-papered barrack, gazing out instead at the nightly searchlight. She wondered if anything would ever be normal again.
In this creative memoir, Lily Nakai Havey combines storytelling with her watercolors and personal photographs to recount her youth in two Japanese American internment camps during World War II, first at the Santa Anita Assembly Center in Pasadena and then at the Amache Relocation Center in Colorado. ..."
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