Mary Tanaka is an average American girl until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Then overnight she becomes something terrible: She becomes Japanese.
Suddenly, everyone hates her: Bricks thrown through her father's store windows, signs saying No Japs. Even her boyfriend turns against her.
And when the American government decides that every Japanese within a hundred miles of the west coast of America should be taken miles inland, Mary's life explodes. Her father is arrested and her mother falls apart.
Mary has to find a way to survive in the camps, balancing her needs against the rigid Japanese traditions of caring for her family. She has to learn to live and love again in a constantly changing world.
A world where she is the enemy...
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Published June 22, 2011
Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.