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Picture Bride

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Personal Freedom and Civil Rights and other themes related to Picture Bride:


Fiction
Guterson, David. Snow Falling on Cedars. New York; Vintage, 1995. A novel of murder and memories of the Japanese American experience on San Piedro Island during World War II. (average)

Hudson, Helen. A Temporary Residence. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1987. A novel of the fictional Mr. Hope Assembly Center and the effects it has on the Japanese Americans interned there. (average)

Ishiguro, Kazuo. An Artist of the Floating World. New York: Vintage, 1989. Through the recollected memories of artist Matsuji Ono, this novel offers insight into the imperialist movement that led Japan into World War II. (challenge)


Nonfiction
Crost, Lyn. Honor by Fire. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1994. A comprehensive account of the bravery and strength of Japanese-American military men, both of the 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. (challenge)

Daniels, Roger. Concentration Camps, U.S.A.New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. An in-depth look at the forces behind the Japanese-American internment and the roles played by political leaders of the time. (average)

Daniels, Roger. Prisoners Without Trial. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993. A succinct, easy-to-read account of the ordeal suffered by Japanese Americans during WWII. (average)