Write to Me
A Story of Friendship, War, Letters, and Books
"Dear Miss Breed . . ."
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.
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Author & Illustrator Bios:Cynthia Grady, author
Cynthia Grady is a former middle-school librarian and the author of Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song and I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Read more about Cynthia here.
Amiko Hirao, illustrator
Amiko Hirao illustrated Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Tulip at Bat, and Just What Mama Needs. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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ISBN: 978-1-63289-583-7 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-63289-584-4 PDF
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Page count: 32
8 x 10
Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 1. Standards 1-4, 6-8, 10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 2. Standards 1-4, 6-8, 10