We Are Not Free*
Author: Traci Chee
As the attack on Pearl Harbor thrusts America into WWII, Japanese-Americans across the country find their lives turned upside down when their nation turns on them and they are taken from their homes and forced into internment camps. Following a group of 14 teens, Chee sheds light on this under-taught and heartbreaking chapter in American history. In a world that seems determined to hate them, these teens must find a way to stand up to racism and face the injustices that threaten to pull them apart on a daily basis. They may have lost their freedom, but at least they have each other. Your teens will be captivated and inspired by this powerful story of community and hope in the face of prejudice and mistrust. Ages 12 and up. 400pp.