While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today's world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.
About the Author
Martin W. Sandler is an award-winning author of many books for young readers, including The Story of Photography, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and Vaqueros. He is also a television producer. A five-time Emmy winner and a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife.
“PRAISE FOR IMPRISONED” —:
“YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults finalist” —:
“Beautifully illustrated with well-chosen photographs and other documents, this handsome book offers a clear view of an episode in American history that still receives too little focus.” —Booklist, starred review
“PRAISE FOR LINCOLN THROUGH THE LENS” —:
“*"Although it's the pictures that provide the 'wow factor,' Sandler's perceptive words have their own elegance."” —Booklist, starred review
“*"This appealing, accessible title will be savored from beginning to end."” —School Library Journal, starred review
“PRAISE FOR THE DUST BOWL THROUGH THE LENS” —:
“*"Seldom has the connection between the arts and the general quality of life been made so clear."” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Inspiring and involving.” —VOYA
“PRAISE FOR KENNEDY THROUGH THE LENS
“An accessible, insightful perspective on one of America's most famous presidents.” —Kirkus Reviews