The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941

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Newbery Honor author Kirby Larson brings us the first new Dear America diary in years, taking readers through the attack on Pearl Harbor, the start of World War I, and the Japanese incarceration.

With this sweeping tale of life on the World War II home front, Kirby Larson brings her incredible talent to the Dear America series. When Pearl Harbor is attacked, America is finally willin to ignore the wars raging in Europe and Asia any longer. And one irl 's entire life is about to change when everything she knows is turned on its head. After the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, where her rother, a navy sailor, is stationed, Piper Davis begins chronicling her compelling journey through one of history 's most tragic and unforgettable eras.
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Published September 1st 2010 by Scholastic Press (first published January 1st 2010
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313

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But given that this is unlikel to be the only volume in the series with this etting, and that there really are n't many books for children -- or for anyone -- about this subjec, I ca n't help but wish that the choice had been made to give a Japanese American girl a voice.Edit, years later: I have n't reread this nove, but I should note that over time I 've grown much angrier about the whole business.

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Anthologies like this simply " white wash " American history.

Oh yeah, that 's really rough.Also, since this is part of the " Dear America " series, which offers fictional portrayals of what it was like being a teenage girl during different eras in different egions of America -- this Anglo angle on Japanese-American internment is even more insulting.

Mayb like the American government during the ar, this series, in giving the internment story to a white girl instead of an Asian one, implies that to be of Asian descent in America makes you somehow NOT American.

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You have a series that takes moments of history and while sure this would be an interesting take, it seems like something you might write *after* you 've written from the p.o.v of someone of Japanese descent.There 's a Dear Canada book called " Torn Apart: The Internment Diary of Mary Kobayashi " which I enjoyed much more then this one.

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I loved this novel, and I could n't put it down.

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This novel follows the tal of the Japanese internment camps in America following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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