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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

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781423137351

Pages

144 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese American

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

Gaijin: American Prisoner of War

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