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Joanne Oppenheim - Dear Miss Breed

Dear Miss Breed

True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference

Author: Joanne Oppenheim

  • AGES 12 - 14 
  • Genre Biography and Autobiography, Informational Text
A chronicle of the incredible correspondence between California librarian Clara Breed and young Japanese American internees during World War II.In the early 1940's, Clara Breed was the children's librarian at the San Diego Public Library. But she was also friend to dozens of Japanese American children and teens when war broke out in December of 1941. The story of what happened to these American citizens is movingly told through letters that her young friends wrote to Miss Breed during their internment. This remarkable librarian and humanitarian served as a lifeline to these imprisoned young people, and was brave enough to speak out against a shameful chapter in American history.

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