I AM SO MAD! why did I do this? where are Jichan and uncle?
GET UP YOU LUOSY JAP
i'm not a spy, I swear!
Sumiko gets invited to a birthday of an American but still she is excited because she has never been to a birthday before, she spends the rest of her spare time organising the party.
May I pack officer?
no we must leave immediately
the Americans make her leave the party because she is Japanese. at the time Americans were very racist and so being a Japanese citizen was very hard work because you would get kicked out of buses and shops, spat at and stared at when they walked down the streets.
Japan bombs pearl harbour and the Americans assume that all Japanese are spys, even if they were born in America.
this is my home now and suprisingly I don't mind it
Sumiko's Uncle and Grandad get taken away for questioning by the American police officers and they have to stay there for a long time. they don't come back.
one day they have to evacuate their house and move to a camp. it's temporary until they get moved to a more liveable venue but for now they have to live in stables and sleep on a mattress stuffed with straw. they absolutly hated it.
they move to camp three - their permanent home until the war ends. they live in actual houses and they even have gardens out the front, even if the earth is rock solid.