The Definitive Guide to

Write to Me

Written by Cynthia Grady & illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Published by Charlesbridge
Goodreads Rating - 4.4 / 5.0
Add to list
Prices as of Feb 27
Retail Price
used $4.41
Jan 9, 2018
Publication Date
Target Age

What's Write to Me About

Publisher Summary

“Dear Miss Breed . . .”

A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps.

When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children’s librarian Clara Breed’s young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children’s letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.

What Kind of Book is Write to Me

Book Lists That Include Write to Me

Book Topics › World War II
Children's Books about World War II
Book Topics › letter writing
Children's Books About Letter Writing
Book Topics › 20th century
Children's Books About 20th Century
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Write to Me

Cynthia Grady

Cynthia Grady is a former middleschool librarian and the author of Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Millbrook) and I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers). She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

View Author

Who Illustrated Write to Me

Amiko Hirao

Amiko Hirao illustrated Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Tulip at Bat (Hachette), and Just What Mama Needs (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

View Illustrator

What Has Cynthia Grady Said About Write to Me

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Cynthia know that you want more details about Write to Me!

What Has Amiko Hirao Said About Write to Me

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Amiko know that you want more details about Write to Me!

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Write to Me

Book Details

Publication Date:
January 9, 2018
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
ATOS® Book Level:
Accelerated Reader® Points:
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:

Contribute to this page

Core Score - 62%
More than halfway there—keep going!
Depth Score - 15%
Just the barebones.
Improve this page
Are you the author or illustrator? Claim this page.