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Japanese American Internment


The Heart Mountain Digital Preservation Project
The Heart Mountain Relocation Camp Story on CD-ROM
Japanese American Internment Home Page
Japanese-American Internment Camps During World War II -- Photographic Exhibit
American Concentration Camps (Panoramic Photo Collages)
Conscience and the Constitution: A Story of Japanese America
Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans
Japanese American Incarceration Facts
Chronology of the Japanese American Internment
Japanese American Internment in Concentration Camps
Japanese American Internment Experience On-Line Exhibit
Archive 1942 San Francisco Newspaper Articles Regarding Japanese American Internment and Evacuation


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No-No Boy, by John Okada. This powerful novel is an Asian American literary classic, and a definite must-read!

Obasan, by Joy Kogawa. A movingly rendered novel exploring the buried past of a Japanese-Canadian family's internment and post-internment experiences during the second world war.

Picture Bride, by Yoshiko Uchida. Author Yoshiko Uchida has written prolifically about the internment experience, and her works include a number of children's books, as well as a memoir and an autobiography. In this novel, Uchida narrates the difficult and courageous history of a young Japanese woman who, like many during this time period, traveled to the United States as a picture bride to fulfill an arranged marriage contract with a man she had never met. Uchida's protagonist finds that the must adapt to circumstances vastly different from what she had been led to believe, in addition to being swept into the evacuation and relocation experience with the onset of World War II.

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, by Hisaye Yamamoto. Beautifully rendered and delicately crafted stories from one of the first and foremost Asian American writers.

Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays and a Memoir, by Wakako Yamauchi, edited by Garrett Hongo.


Drawing the Line, and Legends from Camp: Poems, by Lawson Fusao Inada.

Two volumes of poetry by one of Asian America's forerunning poets, who was an instrumental force in the establishment of the Asian American literary scene during the 1970's. Inada interweaves internment autobiography and Japanese American history into jazz-infused poems charged with melody, rhythm, and blues.

Camp Notes and Other Writings, by Mitsuye Yamada.


The Evacuation Diary of Hatsuye Egami, by Hatsuye Egami.

Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family, by Yoshiko Uchida.

Dear Miye: Letters Home From Japan, 1939-1946, by Mary Kimoto Tomita, edited by Robert G. Lee.

Out of the Frying Pan: Reflections of a Japanese American, by Bill Hosokawa.

And Justice for All: An Oral History of the Japanese American Detention Camp, edited by John Tateishi and Roger Daniels.

Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II, by Gary Y. Okihiro, with black and white photographs by Joan Myers.

Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi, 1942-1945, by Yamato Ichihashi.

The Kikuchi Diary: Chronicles from an American Concentration Camp: The Tanforan Journals of Charles Kikuchi, by Charles Kikuchi.

Face of the Enemy, Heart of a Patriot: Japanese-American Internment Narratives, by Ann Koto Hayashi.

Citizen 13660, by Mine Okubo.

Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment, by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.

Nonfiction / History

Remembering Heart Mountain: Essays on Japanese American Internment in Wyoming, edited by Mike Mackey.

Jewel of the Desert: Japanese American Internment at Topaz, by Sandra C. Taylor.

Inside an American Concentration Camp: Japanese American Resistance at Poston, Arizona, by Richard S. Nishimoto, edited by Lane Ryo Hirabayashi.

Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America's Concentration Camps, by Michi Nishiura Weglyn, with an Introduction by James Michener.

Legacy of Injustice: Exploring the Cross-Generational Impact of the Japanese American Internment, by Donna K. Nagata.

The View from Within: Japanese American Art from the Internment Camps, 1942-1945, edited by Karen M. Higa.

Born Free and Equal, by Ansel Adams and Emily Medvec.

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