We Are Not Freeby Traci Chee
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- Grades: 8 - 12
- Ages: 13 - and up
- Format: Hardcover Book
Told from 14 different points of view, here are the powerful interconnected stories of a tight-knit group of young Nisei―second-generation Japanese American citizens―during the mass incarcerations of World War II.
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Registration. Curfew. Eviction. Incarceration. As World War II roars on around them, these teens must ask themselves what it means to be free Americans when their own country has imprisoned them.
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.
Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.
Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.
In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.