James D. Houston
James D. Houston (1933–2009) was an American author and educator known for his novels, non-fiction works, and contributions to the field of literature. He co-authored 'Farewell to Manzanar' with his wife Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, which details her experiences as a Japanese American in internment camps during World War II. Houston's work often explores themes of cultural identity, history, and human relationships, and he has received several literary awards for his contributions.
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"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.