Fish for Jimmy by Katie Yamasaki
Inspired By One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp

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A “Dear Reader” note relates a brief history of the evacuation and her family’s story, accompanied by archival photographs of the author’s family and the Granada Relocation Center in Colorado. A new and moving look at one of the most disgraceful events in U.S. history, effectively told with childlike surrealism.
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For two boys in a Japanese-American family, everything changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States went to war. With the family forced to leave their home and go to an internment camp, Jimmy loses his appetite. Older brother Taro takes matters into his own hands and, night after night, sneaks out of the camp, and catches fresh fish for Jimmy to help make him strong again.

This affecting tale of courage and love is an adaptation of the author's true family story.

 

About Katie Yamasaki

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Katie Yamasaki is a fine artist, muralist, and teaching artist in the New York City public schools. Yamasaki lives in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about Katie Yamasaki, visit her at katieyamasaki.com.
 
Published February 1, 2013 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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A “Dear Reader” note relates a brief history of the evacuation and her family’s story, accompanied by archival photographs of the author’s family and the Granada Relocation Center in Colorado. A new and moving look at one of the most disgraceful events in U.S. history, effectively told with childlike surrealism.

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