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Looking like the enemy : my story of imprisonment in Japanese-American internment camps / Mary Matsuda Gruenewald.

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was seventeen years old she and her family were evacuated to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, along with nearly 120,000 other people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. She tells her story of imprisonment from the heart and mind of a woman now eighty years old who experienced the challenges and wounds of internment at a crucial point in her young life. She captures the emotional and psychological essence of growing up in the midst of this profound dislocation and injustice. No longer willing to stay within what she describes as "the self-imposed barbed-wire fences built around my experiences in the camps," Gruenewald breaks her silence as a Nisei with the publication of her first book."--Jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 GRUENEWALD 2005 (Text) 33892100311670 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 08/15/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0939165538
  • Physical Description: xi, 227 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Troutdale, Or. : NewSage Press, c2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-225).
Formatted Contents Note:
Breaking the silence -- Island in darkness -- Being Japanese in America -- Evacuation orders -- Leaving our home -- Family number 19788 -- First internment camp -- Last dance in the searchlight -- Dignity in the face of hardship -- Collecting seashells at Tule Lake -- Sharing stories -- Gift of freedom -- No no or yes yes? -- Remembering twenty years from now -- Goodbyes -- On my own -- Nisei soldiers -- Home again -- Mama-san -- Return to Minidoka -- Afterword -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- About the author.
Summary, etc.:
"When Mary Matsuda Gruenewald was seventeen years old she and her family were evacuated to an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, along with nearly 120,000 other people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast. She tells her story of imprisonment from the heart and mind of a woman now eighty years old who experienced the challenges and wounds of internment at a crucial point in her young life. She captures the emotional and psychological essence of growing up in the midst of this profound dislocation and injustice. No longer willing to stay within what she describes as "the self-imposed barbed-wire fences built around my experiences in the camps," Gruenewald breaks her silence as a Nisei with the publication of her first book."--Jacket.
Subject: Japanese Americans > Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945
Gruenewald, Mary Matsuda, 1925-
Japanese Americans > Biography

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