Gaijin: American Prisoner of War
Disney Hyperion Books
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Incarceration; Biracial; internment camp; biracial family, biracial child
mother and father
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
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature, 2014, Winner, Children's Book
Cybils Awards, 2014, Finalist, Graphic Novel
World War I; San Francisco; Pearl Harbor; discrimination
Faulkner, Matt, "Gaijin: American Prisoner of War" (2014). Diverse Families. 859.