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Love in the Library / By Maggie Tokuda-Hall ; Illustrated By Yas Imamura

Tokuda-Hall, Maggie, (Author). Imamura, Yasmin, (Illustrator).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
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Krum Public Library PIC TOK (Text) 36249000195050 PICTURE BOOKS Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536204308
  • ISBN: 1536204307
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2022

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on a true story of love and resilience at the Minidoka incarceration camp
Summary, etc.:
"To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren't human--that was miraculous. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast--elderly people, children, babies--now live in prison camps like Minidoka. To be who she is has become a crime, it seems, and Tama doesn't know when or if she will ever leave. Trying not to think of the life she once had, she works in the camp's tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting with color and light, love and fairness. And she isn't the only one. George waits each morning by the door, his arms piled with books checked out the day before. As their friendship grows, Tama wonders: Can anyone possibly read so much? Is she the reason George comes to the library every day? Beautifully illustrated and complete with an afterword, back matter, and a photo of the real Tama and George--the author's grandparents--Maggie Tokuda-Hall's elegant love story for readers of all ages sheds light on a shameful chapter of American history."-- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-9. Candlewick Press
Subject: Japanese Americans > Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 > Juvenile Fiction
Libraries > Juvenile Fiction
Love > Juvenile Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 > Concentration camps > United States > Juvenile Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 > Japanese Americans > Juvenile Fiction
Genre: Picture books
Social problem fiction
Historical fiction

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