Love in the Library
Set in an incarceration camp where the United States cruelly detained Japanese Americans during WWII and based on true events, this moving love story finds hope in heartbreak.
To fall in love is already a gift. But to fall in love in a place like Minidoka, a place built to make people feel like they weren't human—that was miraculous.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Tama is sent to live in a War Relocation Center in the desert. All Japanese Americans from the West Coast—elderly people, children, babies—now live in prison camps like Minodoka. To be who she is has become a crime, it seems, and Tama doesn't know when or if she will ever leave. Trying not to think of the life she once had, she works in the camp's tiny library, taking solace in pages bursting with color and light, love and fairness. And she isn't the only one. George waits each morning by the door, his arms piled with books checked out the day before. As their friendship grows, Tama wonders: Can anyone possibly read so much? Is she the reason George comes to the library every day? Maggie Tokuda-Hall's beautifully illustrated, elegant love story features a photo of the real Tama and George—the author's grandparents—along with an afterword and other back matter for readers to learn more about a time in our history that continues to resonate.
Internment camps -- Juvenile fiction
Japanese Americans -- Forced removal and internment, 1942-1945 -- Juvenile fiction
Japanese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Libraries -- Juvenile fiction
Love -- Juvenile fiction
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japanese Americans -- Juvenile fiction
|Grouped Work ID||d8db3890-3794-ce9c-735b-8aeee47c06ed|
|Grouping Title||love in the library|
|Grouping Author||maggie tokuda hall|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2022-08-19 11:53:50AM|
|Last Indexed||2022-08-19 11:56:32AM|