Fall 2022

Focus on Japanese American Incarceration

From the Series History in Pictures (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

The US government forced Japanese Americans to live in US incarceration camps during World War II (1939–1945). Through photographs from the past and present, discover how fear and racism led to the incarceration camps, what life in the camps was like, and what happened after Japanese Americans left the camps. Then learn about US incarceration camps’ connection to modern issues and see how people are making sure this difficult time in history is never forgotten or repeated.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

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978-1-7284-2346-3
On pre-order until 08/01/2022
$21.99
978-1-7284-6286-8
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$9.99
978-1-7284-7018-4
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$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction, Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025210, JNF053140, JNF025130
Dewey 940.54/04
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1070
Guided Reading Level W
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and Timeline

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.