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Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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Barbara I read this many years ago. I liked it too!


Teresa Barbara wrote: "I read this many years ago. I liked it too!"

I'm rating it on my memories of reading it and rereading it as an adolescent. Because of it, I learned about an event, fairly early on in my life, that I didn't learn in school.


Barbara I don't think they taught that subject... :(


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Teresa Barbara wrote: "I don't think they taught that subject... :("

Exactly. :(


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Sue was this written for all ages or as a young adult book?


Teresa Sue wrote: "was this written for all ages or as a young adult book?"

I'm sure it was marketed for young readers, and I haven't read it as an adult so no idea how it holds up.


Barbara It is rare fro me to read a YA book, but I think it is classified as such. I read it as an adult (years ago) and it sustained my interest.


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Sue Thanks Teresa and Barbara.


Joan Winnek I think this is not only YA. I remember it as excellent literature. Just no sex.


Teresa Joan wrote: "I think this is not only YA. I remember it as excellent literature."

I agree, Joan. And I looked in the inside of my (rather old) copy and it says for ages 7 to adult. I know I got my copy through the Scholastic books I ordered through school, which is what made think it was marketed for younger readers. But a quick look at the prose shows one would have to be very precocious to read it at age 7!


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Sue Thanks for the further info. Perhaps at some point I'll get to it.


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