Farewell to Manzanar
Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp--with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton twirling lessons and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's #1 hit: "Don't Fence Me In." Farewell to Manzanaris the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention . . . and of a native-born American child who discovered what it was like to grow up behind barbed wire in the United States.
Author: Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki; Houston, James D.
Language: English | Copyright: 1973 |
The Lexile "Power V™" Word Selector identifies up to 10 challenging words in each book that are important for students to know. Read more about the PowerV Word Selector.
For a Particular Reader
Enter a reader's Lexile® measure to calculate his or her expected comprehension for this book and to view vocabulary targeted to his or her reading ability.
Within a range from 100L below to 50L above his or her Lexile measure, a reader is expected to comprehend the text well enough to understand it, while still experiencing some reading challenge.