Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind
Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind
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Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind

Written by Cynthia Grady & illustrated by Amiko Hirao
Published by Charlesbridge
Prices as of Sep 30

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“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.

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Race, Ethnicities, & Nationalities

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781580896887
    Publication Date
    January 9, 2018
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    32
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2016034443
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    158089688X
    Est. Lexile® Level
    ~669L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    502368
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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