Write to me : letters from Japanese American children to the Librarian they left behind

Grady, Cynthia, author

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  • Creator Cynthia Grady ; illustrated by Amiko Hirao
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2018]
  • Physical Details
    • 26 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 9781580896887, 158089688X, 9781632895837, 9781632895844
  • OCLC ocn974612354


  • "A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope.


  • Includes bibliographical references.
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