We Are Not Free: A Printz Honor Winner
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* NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * PRINTZ HONOR BOOK * WALTER HONOR BOOK * ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN AWARD FOR LITERATURE HONOR BOOK *
From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.
Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco.
Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted.
Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.
In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.
Publisher: Clarion Books
Size: 8.24h x 5.57w x 1.08d
Age: Young Adult
Reading Level: 5.5
Point Value: 14
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 509938 / We Are Not Free
Award: Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature - Honor Book
About the Author
Traci Chee is the New York Times best-selling author of the YA fantasy trilogy The Reader which was shortlisted and nominated for multiple awards and accolades. In We Are Not Free, Chee changes gears, pulling from her own family history in this stunning and evocative novel, one that resonates so deeply against today's tumultuous political backdrop. Visit her at www.tracichee.com, on Twitter @tracichee, and on Facebook and Instagram @TraciCheeAuthor.
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