Editorial Review

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

Cover: Focus on Japanese American Incarceration

“Executive Order 9102 changed the lives of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II. This title from the “Read Woke Book” series begins to take a deeper look at an event in the United States history. The text describes the actions that occurred and provides a glimpse of the harsh conditions in the internment camps where Japanese Americans were detained during World War II. Photographs with captions appear throughout the book. A few questions for reflection are provided throughout the book; these inquiries provide some possible topics for class discussion. A timeline outlines pertinent events from the exclusion to the reparation. Included in the book is a page with some suggestions for students to “Take Action” and further examine injustices. Readers will find a glossary, a list of source notes, and a resource list of books and websites for further reading. A content consultant is acknowledged. The executive editor includes a letter to inform readers about the basis for this book and other titles in the “Read Woke Book” series. This book and the series as a whole provide students with opportunities to think critically and analyze history. Teachers will want to add this title and the series to their classroom studies to provide a more robust study of historical events. Reviewer Rating: 5"–Children’s Literature

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