Picture Books on Japanese Internment
So Far from the Sea by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. This book takes a more distant perspective, following the Iwasaki family in the modern day as they visit the Manzanar War Relocation Camp, where the narrator's father and his family were interned and where her grandfather is buried. This powerful look back at the impact of internment is told through alternating color (present) and black and white (past) illustrations documenting both time periods. For use with older students as this story raises more hard questions than some of the others.
Dash by Kirby Larson (2014) by Kirby Larson. This middle grade novel features a girl and her family who are sent to an internment camp. Read my full review here.
Do you know of other great picture book resources on Japanese Internment? Please share them in the comments below.
Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday Challenge is hosted by Kid Lit Frenzy and is a weekly roundup of educator blogs that are sharing nonfiction picture books. (Most of these internment books are only based around an author or their family's personal experiences, making them historical fiction, rather than strictly memoir.)