Farewell To Manzanar

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  • Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family of Japanese descent live a seemingly normal life in Southern California. Her Papa had a boat he ran with a crew that consisted of him and Jeanne's two older brothers Woody and Billy.
  • One day when the crew sailed out into the harbor, they got a distance into the horizon where they suddenly stopped. The news then came in, the Japanese bombed pearl harbor. Mind you, the women of the community were watching.
  • Obviously this worried Papa because for one he wasn't a true American citizen. He figured it would look bad if he had anything that would tie him to Japan, so he burned his Japanese flag and documentation.
  • Sadly, Papa was eventually captured by the FBI two weeks later because of "national security concerns". Things took turn for the worse and the Wakatsuki's moved and moved until they reached the Manzanar relocation center.
  • The family goes through a rough time, they stop eating together and they no longer have the bond they used to have. The conditions at the camp become less favorable. Eventually Papa comes to Manzanar, and it's an emotional trial for the family.
  • Things continue to get worse for the family and the rest of the people in the camp as a whole. Unfairness eventually led to a riot within the camp. 
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