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Other Resources for the When the Emperor Was Divine

HCBC BOOK LIST 2009-2010:  Books on the Japanese-American Experience During World War II


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel

Silent Honor by Danielle Steel          

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson *

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas

Toward the Sunrise by Judith Pella

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka *  HCBC 2009-2010



Dear Miss Bread: true stories of the Japanese American incarceration during World War II and a librarian who made a difference by Joanne Oppenheim  (940.5316O)

Farewell to Manzanar: a true story of Japanese American Experience during and after the World War II internment by Jean Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston     (940.5472H)

Japanese-American Internment in American History by David K. Fremon     (940.53F)

Kiyo’s Story: a Japanese-American family’s quest for the American dream by Kiyo Sato B Sato

Life in a Japanese American Internment Camp by Diane Yancey     (940.5472Y)

Rising Sons: the Japanese American Gis who fought for the United States in World War II     (940.54Y)

World War II by Adriane Ruggiero     (940.53R)

Years of Infamy: the untold story of America’s concentration camps by Michi Weglyn     (940.5472W)

Japanese American Internment During World War II:  a history and reference guide  by Wendy L. Ng    (D769.8.A6 N4 2002)

By Order of the President:  FDR and the internment of Japanese Americans by Gregg Robinson    (D769.8.A6 R63 2001)

What did the Internment of Japanese Americans mean?  by Alice Yang Murray   (D769.8.A6 W53 2000)

Korematsu v. United States:  Japanese-American Internment Camps  by Karen Alonso    (D769.8.A6 K67 1998)

Personal Justice Denied by United States Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians    (D769.8.A6 U39 1997)

Imprisoned Apart:  the World War II Correspondence of an Issei Couple by Louis Fiset    (D769.8.A6 F49 1998)

Democracy on Trial:  The Japanese-American Evacuation and Relocation in World War II by Page Smith    (D769.8.A6  S64 1995)

Baseball Saved Us  1st ed.  by Ken Mochizuki, 1954-  (PZ7.M71284 BAS 1993)

And Justice for All:  An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camps 1st ed.  by John Tateisi, 1939-    (D769.8.A6 A67 1984)

Justice at War by Peter H. Irons, 1940-  (KF7224.5.I76 1983)

Executive Order 9066; The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans by Maisie Conrat  (D769.8.A6 C66)

Uprooted Americans; the Japanese Americans and the War Relocation Authority during World War II by Dillion S. Myers (Dillion Seymour), 1981-  (D769.8.A6 M9)

Concentration Campus USA:  Japanese Americans and World War II by Roger Daniels  (D769.8.A6 D35)

DVD & Video

Unfinished Business: the Japanese American Internment Cases directed by Steven Okazaki  (DVD 940.53U)

The Politics of war [videorecording]: Japanese-Americans, 1941-1945; and, World War II, the homefront, 1941-1945    Chelsea House Educational Communications  (VIDEO D753.8.P65)


Young Adult

A Boy No More by Harry Mazer

Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury

House of the Red Fish by Graham Salisbury

Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata

Under the Blood-Red Sun by Graham Salisbury

Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata



Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki *     (JF Moc)

Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff     (JF Wol)

The Bracelet by Yoshiko Uchida     (JF Uch)

Home of the Brave by Allen Say *     (E Say)

The Journal of Ben Uchida, citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp by Barry Denenberg   (JF Den)

My Friend the Enemy by J.B. Cheaney     (JF Che)

So Far From the Sea by Eve Bunting *     (E Bun)

Thin Wood Walls by David Patneaude     (JF Pat)



Fighting for Honor: Japanese Americans and World War II by Michael L. Cooper   (J940.53C)


Other Resources for Children

Japanese American children – Correspondence

Japanese American families – Fiction

Japanese Americans – Biography

Japanese Americans – California

Japanese Americans – California – Fictio

Japanese Americans – Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 – Fictio

Japanese Americans – Fiction

Japanese Americans – History -- 20thCentury

Japanese Americans – Washington (State) – Fiction

Manzanar War Relocation Center

Manzanar War Relocation Center -- Fiction

World War, 1939-1945 -- California -- Fiction

World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps – California

World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- United States

World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans

World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Japanese American

* Starred titles may also be found in Howard Community College’s Library.

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