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“The reason I want to remember this is because I know we'll never be able to do it again.”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
“When your mother and your father are having a fight, do you want them to kill each other? Or do you just want them to stop fighting?

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“From that day on, pay of me yearned to be invisible. In a way, nothing would have been nicer than for no one to see me. Although I could not have defined it at the Tom me, I felt if attention were drawn to me, people would see what this girl had first responded to. They wouldn't see me, the would see the slanted - eye face, the Oriental.”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
“I instinctively decided that I would prove that I wasn't different, that it should not be odd to hear me speaking English. From that day forward I lived with this double impulse:the urge to disappear and the desperate desire to be accepted”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment
“When your mother and your father are having a fight, do you want them to kill each other? Or do you just want them to
stop fighting?”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
tags: fight, war
“Now she wanted for me the same thing I thought I wanted. Acceptance, in her eyes, was simply another means for survival.”
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Farewell to Manzanar and Related Readings


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