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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2018
Fantastic historical fiction, focusing on an internment camp near Houston, TX, where American men of German and Japanese descent were held on flimsy charges - and most astonishing, their wives and children could apply to join them... Haruko and Margot, daughters of accused men, are here for that reason, though both are American citizens. Behind barbed wire, they attend the small school, live in Victory Huts, shop in the commissary, swim in the pool... it's a serial, distopian version of 1940s teenage life, that was all too real for many.
My heart was breaking and my mind was in shock at this shameful act by the Dept of Justice. Whole families were held in camps, some waiting to be shipped "back" to a "homeland" that they may never have even seen.
Shocking, and made so human in this well-told story! ~ Reviewed by Leah Moore