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Citizen 13660 by Miné Okubo [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Citizen 13660The autobiographical account, told through sketches and text, of a second-generation Japanese American woman, who was reduced to Citizen Number 13660 and incarcerated during World War II, first at the Tanforan Assembly Center in San Bruno, California and later at Camp Topaz in Utah.

Remarkable also for being the first personal account of the Japanese American internment experience ever published.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Young Adult, Adult

Published: 1946


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