Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese American Family (Classics of Asian American Literature)

by Yoshiko Uchida

Paperback, 1982




University of Washington Press (1982), Edition: Reprint, 160 pages

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Desert Exile is an autobiography of Yoshiko Uchida’s life growing up as a Japanese-American during World War II. It includes pictures of her family and her life in the internment camp. However, it is not just her life that she is telling but the lives of her parents and grandparents; she also mentions the hardship that they had to go through. Uchida gives a review of American war policy during World War II from the Japanese-American point of view and a sociological study of human beings imprisoned under primitive conditions. She uses her family to set up the stage for these events.
This book is appropriate for students in third grade and up because it is an easy read with real-life pictures to look at. It also contains a lot of vocabulary that students are familiar with.
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