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Jeanne Houston

Autor(a) de Farewell to Manzanar

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Associated Works

American Dragons: Twenty-five Asian American Voices (1995) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural World (2002) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Houston, Jeanne
Nome legal
Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Inglewood, California (born)
Manzanar Relocation Camp, California, USA
Santa Cruz, California
San Jose State University
University of Paris
Houston, James D. (husband)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Humanities Prize
Christopher Award
Wonder Woman Award 1984

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Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston was born in California and spent much of her life on the West Coast. She met her husband and co-author, James D. Houston, at San Jose State College. They were married in Hawaii in 1957. A tour of duty in the USAF took them to France, where they travelled and studied at the Sorbonne for a year. They and their three children now live in Santa Cruz.



k6gst | 39 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2023 |
Follow Jeanne as she retells her time living in an internment camp during WWII. This story recalls before being at Manzanar Camp, living there, and the impact on life after the camp. A memoir that touches on a part of WWII that isn't often talked about as well as growing up during that time. Reading level appropriate for middle school.
amholland | 39 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2023 |
The American concentration camps of World War II where Japanese-Americans were sequestered were not the barbarous places Hitler established. Inmates were not generally abused, much less gassed or turned into soap. But the incident -- a massive violation of the Bill of Rights perpetrated by the executive and approved at the time by the High Court -- left its psychic scars, both on the nation and the hapless people who endured the internment. Mrs. Houston's account -- like the Kikuchi Diary (p. 859) -- provides an intimate picture of one of those camps, Manzanar in California. At the time she and her family entered Manzanar, she was only seven and her recollections are those of a child trying to understand what had happened to her world, trying to comprehend what had turned her father into a rice wine alcoholic (""He was suddenly a man with no rights who looked exactly like the enemy""), trying to cope with the terrible dynamics of a family in disintegration, trying to sort out the ambivalent currents of the Issei-Nisei generational conflict, trying to accept Granny's words, shi kata ga nai (this cannot be helped). It took Mrs. Houston a quarter of a century to unrepress the experience of Manzanar, to admit to herself ""that my own life really began there. . . . Manzanar would always live in my nervous system."" Mrs. Houston survived to write this sad memoir of an American injustice, admittedly, as a friend told her, ""a dead issue."" But like the true stories of all honest survivors, it reminds us that no one -- least of all the innocent -- can escape the indignities of the past.

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CDJLibrary | 39 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2023 |
Read this for a nonfiction part of a challenge. It was interesting. My husband worked for a Japanese couple in the 70's and they both spent time at Manzanar, but spoke very little about it. So this was somewhat enlightening. Not a nice thing the American government did to Japanese Americans at that time.
dmurfgal | 39 outras críticas | Dec 9, 2022 |



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