I really love how this picture book shares some of the letters from these children, which gives readers a glimpse of the conditions and the political climate at that time. One huge thing is how this librarian offered the children hope during a dark time of US history.
Powerful non-fiction story of a librarian whose younger Japanese American patrons shared with her their experiences living in internment camps during WWII. It also shows the political climate and how intolerance and hatred toward one group of Americans ended up having them sent away to live in internment camps. The important message is that by remembering the past, hopefully we won't repeat it. A must add to any school library.