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A Fence Away From Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II.

by Ellen Levine

Japanes Americans reflect on their years spent in internment camps as children or young adults. They discuss the process of being forced from their homes, and their ability to make the prisons more livable despite oppressive conditions.  

  • Topics Asian Pacific American History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Groups Middle School, High School, Adult
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Award Caldecott Medal
  • Publisher G.P. Putman's Sons, 1995, New York, NY
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Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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