Best Friends Forever by Beverly Patt
A World War II Scrapbook

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German-American Louise Kessler, 14, starts a scrapbook when her best friend, Dottie Masuoka, leaves for the Japanese internment camps. Louise’s scrapbook includes items from her life “on the home front” as well as Dottie’s letters and drawings from the internment camp. Together, their intertwined stories tell of a friendship that even war cannot tear apart.

About Beverly Patt

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Beverly Patt is a Marshall Cavendish author.
Published January 6, 2012 by Two Lions. 80 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On April 24, 1942, when Dottie Masouka’s Japanese-American family lose their rights as American citizens and are removed to an internment camp in Puyallup, Wash., her best friend Louise Krueger starts working on a scrapbook to share with Dottie.

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This mock scrapbook envisions a WWII correspondence between two 14-year-olds: Dottie, a Japanese-American sent with her family to an internment camp, and her friend, Louise, who vows to document everything that happens in her absence.

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