Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston is an American writer best known for her autobiographical memoir 'Farewell to Manzanar' which describes her experiences as a young girl when her family was forced into an internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. Along with her husband, writer James D. Houston, she has authored several books that explore themes of culture, ethnicity, and the experiences of Japanese Americans.


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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.