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Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

Title

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

Authors

Matt Faulkner

Illustrator

Matt Faulkner

Publisher

Disney Hyperion Books

Pages

144 pages

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781423137351

Genre

historical

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Incarceration; Biracial; internment camp; biracial family, biracial child

Annotation

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, a thirteen-year-old California boy who is half Japanese is sent to an internment camp. Story based on the history of the author's great-aunt.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

boy

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese American

Awards

100 Magnificent Childrens Books, 2014; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015; Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015; Great Lakes Great Books Award, 2015; Nominee; Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2014, Winner, Children's Book; Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Graphic Novel

Keywords

World War I; San Francisco; Pearl Harbor; discrimination

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

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