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    • Farewell to Manzanar

    • By: Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
    • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
    • Length: 4 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    Jeanne Wakatsuki was seven years old in 1942 when her family was uprooted from their home and sent to live at Manzanar internment camp - with 10,000 other Japanese Americans. Along with searchlight towers and armed guards, Manzanar ludicrously featured cheerleaders, Boy Scouts, sock hops, baton-twirling lessons, and a dance band called the Jive Bombers who would play any popular song except the nation's number-one hit: "Don't Fence Me In".

    Farewell to Manzanar is the true story of one spirited Japanese-American family's attempt to survive the indignities of forced detention.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Freedom subverted

    • By Avalon on 03-03-13

    Regular price: $17.49