WWII Japanese Internment Camps: Further Reading

Alison Lohans did a lot of research for her award-winning book This Land We Call Home. Here are some of the resources she used:

SOME RESOURCES – World War II exclusion of persons of Japanese ancestry



Children’s and young adult:

  • Barry Denenberg, The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, Mirror Lake Internment Camp. Scholastic (New York), 1999.
  • Garry Disher, The Divine Wind. Scholastic (Australia? New York?), 1998, 2002, 2004.
  • Cynthia Kadohata, Weedflower. Atheneum (New York), 2006.
  • (CANADIAN): Joy Kogawa, Naomi’s Road. Oxford University Press (?), 1984(?).
  • Florence Crannell Means, The Moved Outers. Houghton Mifflin (Boston) 1945.
  • Ken Mochizuki, Baseball Saved Us. Lee & Low (New York), 1993(?).
  • David Patneaude, Thin Wood Walls. Houghton Mifflin (Boston), 2004.
  • Allen Say, Music for Alice. Houghton Mifflin (Boston) 2004.
  • Yoshiko Uchida, Journey Home. Aladdin, second edition, 1992.


  • David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars. Harcourt & Brace (New York), 1994.
  • (CANADIAN): Joy Kogawa, Obasan. Penguin Canada, 1981.
  • Yoshiko Uchida, Picture Bride. University of Washington Press (Seattle), 1987.
  • Wilma Wall, Forbidden. Kregel, 2004.



  • Joanne Oppenheim, Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference. Scholastic, Inc. (New York), 2006.
  • (CANADIAN): Shizuye Takashima, A Child in Prison Camp. Tundra Books, 1971.


  • Maisie and Richard Conrat, Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans. The MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 1972.
  • Roger Daniels, Prisoners without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II, Revised Edition. Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux (New York), 2004.
  • Deborah Gesensway and Mindy Roseman, Beyond Words: Images from America’s Concentration Camps. Cornell University Press, 1987.
  • Bill Hosokawa, Nisei, the Quiet Americans. William Morrow (New York), 1969.
  • Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar. Bantam, 1974.
  • Lawson Fusao Inada (Ed.), Only What We Could Carry. The Japanese American Internment Experience. Heyday Books (Berkeley) with the California History Society, 2000.
  • Carey McWilliams, Prejudice – Japanese American Symbol of Racial Intolerance. Little, Brown & Company, 1944.
  • Carl Mydans (staff photographer), “Tule Lake”. LIFE Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 12, March 20, 1944, pp. 25-35.
  • (CANADIAN): Tom Sando, Wild Daisies in the Sand. Life in a Canadian Internment Camp. NeWest Press, 2002.
  • Yoshiko Uchida, Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family. University of Washington Press (Seattle), 1982.
  • Michi Nishiura Weglyn, Years of Infamy: The Untold Story of America’s Concentration Camps. University of Washington Press (Seattle), 1976, second edition 1999.


From Wikipedia:

Videos and DVDs:

  • (CANADIAN): Joy Kogawa, The Pool: Reflections of the Japanese-Canadian Internment.
  • Minoru: Memory of Exile.

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