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The Children of Topaz: The Story of a Japanese American Internment Camp

by Michael O. Tunnel, George W. Chilcoat

The diary entries of children from one particular class in an internment camp in Topaz, Utah, reveal what daily life was like for students. The entries are placed in historical context, and are accompanied by many photographs illustrating the experiences of these students and other Japanese Americans.  

  • Topics Asian Pacific American History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Groups Late Elementary: 4-6, Middle School, High School
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Award
  • Publisher Holiday House, 1996, New York, NY
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Award Key

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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