Saskatchewan Children's Writers' Round Robin

This Land We Call Home Wins Saskatchewan Book Award

Alison Lohans with the poster of her book This Land We Call Home

Alison Lohans with the poster of her book This Land We Call Home

Congratulations to Alison Lohans, whose book This Land We Call Home won the 2008 Saskatchewan Book Award in the Young Adult Category!

This is how Alison describes her winning book:
This Land We Call Home addresses the racial prejudice of World War II that led to the evacuation of all persons of Japanese ancestry in the west, into remote relocation camps. Told in alternating points of view, This Land We Call Home is set partly in the area of rural California where I grew up, and also in the Poston (Arizona) Camp III where my mother taught elementary school in 1943-1945. Significant themes include prejudice, and the testing of loyalties and much more as loyal citizens are regarded as enemy aliens and thrust into challenging conditions.”

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This entry was posted on October 5, 2010 by in Alison Lohans, Awards, This Land We Call Home.

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