Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is an American writer, best known for her autobiographical memoir 'Farewell to Manzanar,' which she co-authored with her husband, James D. Houston. The book recounts her experiences as a child in the Manzanar internment camp during World War II.


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  1. 1. Farewell to Manzanar

    "Farewell to Manzanar" is a memoir that tells the story of a Japanese-American family's experiences in internment camps during World War II. The narrative follows the young protagonist as she grows up in the camps, dealing with the harsh realities of racial prejudice and forced displacement. The memoir offers a deeply personal and poignant perspective on a dark period in American history, highlighting the resilience, strength, and dignity of the human spirit in the face of adversity.

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